Why women should vote jane addams. Why Women Should Vote, January 1910 · Jane Addams Digital Edition 2019-01-31

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why women should vote jane addams

Jane Addams was born in Cedarville, Illinois. She worked to rid the city of corrupt alderman Johnny Powers who failed to recognize the best interests of the immigrants. The first of these, of which this article has already treated, is woman's responsibility for the members of her own household that they may be properly fed and clothed and surrounded by hygienic conditions. To turn the administration of our civic affairs wholly over to men may mean that the American city will continue to push forward in its commercial and industrial development, and continue to lag behind in those things which make a city healthful and beautiful. We would all agree that social amelioration must come about through the efforts of many people who are moved thereto by the compunction and stirring of the individual conscience, but we are only beginning to understand that the individual conscience will respond to the special challenge largely in proportion as the individual is able to see the social conditions because he has felt responsible for their improvement. Women of this time had a difficult time regaining their reputation once they were publicly ridiculed, but Jane Addams was eventually able to do so.

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Woman Suffrage First Edition

why women should vote jane addams

If women have in any sense been responsible for the gentler side of life which softens and blurs some of its harsher conditions, may they not have a duty to perform in our American cities? Addams post is a lot more concerned with analysis on the condition facing the society and also the role women could play if they are given voting rights. They both fell ill, not because their own home was not clean, not because their mother was not devoted, but because next door to them and also in the rear were wretched tenements, and because the mother's utmost efforts could not keep the infection out of her own house. May we not fairly say that American women need this implement in order to preserve the home? If the women who sent their children to the schools had been sufficiently public-spirited and had been provided with an implement through which to express that public spirit they would have insisted that the schools be supplied with nurses in order that their own children might be protected from contagion. Bryan; that, although sincerely devoted to her, each one had assured her that his convictions forced him to vote the Republican ticket! The vegetables piled high upon the wagons standing in the open markets of Chicago become covered with dust and soot. George Allen and Unwin Ltd: London, 1961.

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why women should vote jane addams

If it would meet fairly each problem as it arises, whether it be connected with a freight tunnel having to do largely with business men, or with the increasing death rate among children under five years of age, a problem in which women are vitally concerned, or with the question of more adequate streetcar transfers, in which both men and women might be said to be equally interested, it must not ignore the judgments of its entire adult population. For some items, we can also email digital photographs. When the reaction comes on the part of taxpayers, women's votes may be necessary to keep the city to its beneficent obligations toward its own young people. So she's speaking directly to women; she's trying to organize women and change women's minds, not just men's minds. An Italian girl who has had lessons in cooking at the public school will help her mother to connect the entire family with American food and household habits. Jane Addams and Ellen Starr planned to start an American equivalent of that settlement house. That their mothers charter was the unexpected enthusiasm and help which came from large groups of foreign-born women.

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why women should vote jane addams

If woman's sense of obligation had enlarged as the industrial conditions changed she might naturally and almost imperceptibly have inaugurated the movements for social amelioration in the line of factory legislation and shop sanitation. So, allowing them to see that there's an analytical set of issues that have to be explored triggers their curiosity and allows them to really stretch intellectually. Is that dreariness in city life, that lack of domesticity which the humblest farm dwelling presents, due to a withdrawal of one of the naturally cooperating forces? I contended that a woman had no right to persuade a man to vote against his own convictions; that I respected the men of her family for following their own judgement regardless of the appeal which the honored bead of the house had made to their chivalric devotion. In a Complex Community Like the Modern City all points of view need to be represented; the resultants of diverse experiences need to be pooled if the community would make for sane and balanced progress. More than one woman has been convinced of the need of the ballot by the futility of her efforts in persuading a business man that young children need nurture in something besides the three r's. Historic Roots Addams was born September 6, 1860 in Cedarville, Illinois.

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why women should vote jane addams

Custom had made certain distinctions, but whether nature concurred in them was to be determined by experiment. A book may be uncut but opened—i. They say that in the Italian villages the women all go to the streams together; in the town they go to the public wash-house; and washing, instead of being lonely and disagreeable, is made pleasant by cheerful conversation. After all, we see only those things to which our attention has been drawn, we feel responsibility for those things which are brought to us as matters of responsibility. In fact, Eisenstark noted that Jane Addams was one of those women who fought for progressivism and the ideologies with suffrages were the same as seen in the case when Ellen Starr joined Addams in building the Hull House 3. The same thing is true of the Jewish women in their desire for covered markets which have always been a municipal provision in Russia and Poland. She is trig to show that despite the changes that have taken place in the society, there was have to have mutual collaboration between people to make decision.

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Why Women Should Vote (1915), Jane Addams

why women should vote jane addams

Her mother died when she was two, and she was raised by her father and, later, a stepmother. She reached this naive conclusion because she had never heard those arguments which make it seem reasonable that a woman should be given the school franchise, but no other. What complications make the suffrage movement, as represented by this essay, less clear-cut than textbooks may paint it as? Author of numerous articles and books, she founded the first settlement house in the United States. The changing nature of life required women to extend their duties beyond their home and to discharge their duties effectively. The police department has performed this and many other duties to which it was oblivious before simply because these women have made it realize that it is necessary to protect and purify those places of amusement which are crowded with young people every night. We accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover, checks and wire transfer.

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Women Should by Jane Addams (1910)

why women should vote jane addams

In stating her views, Addams was joining the intense debate on the topic that took place at the beginning of the twentieth century in America. Her mother died when she was two, and she was raised by her father and, later, a stepmother. She sought an international justice that would elicit international peace. . While many argued that suffrage would help women move beyond the narrow confines of the home, Addams began her essay by situating women's place firmly within the home. We of this generation should be using the franchise quite simply and naturally for securing this much needed legislation, instead of which we are now obliged to obtain these laws as best we may by all sorts of persuasion and roundabout talk. Women who live in the country sweep their own dooryards and may either feed the refuse of the table to a flock of chickens or allow it innocently to decay in the open air and sunshine.

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Why did Jane Addams believe that women should have the right to vote?

why women should vote jane addams

The magazine assumes absolutely no responsibility for the views expressed in these articles: merely for the wisdom exercised in a careful selection of the writers. It is offered by Learning To Give and the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. I have a friend in Chicago who is the mother of four sons and the grandmother of twelve grandsons who are voters. Twenty centuries later women are still afraid of ridicule when they beg the men responsible for the destinies of a great republic to give them a share in the obligations and responsibilities of citizenship. If conscientious women were convinced that it was a civic duty to be informed in regard to these grave industrial affairs, and then to express the conclusions which they had reached by depositing a piece of paper in a ballot-box, one cannot imagine that they would shirk simply because the action ran counter to old traditions. So what she is trying to do is to appeal to women who are anti-suffrage. Other groups asked for their rights because they wanted to be equal to the men but that is not what Addams appeared to fight for in this article.

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Why women should vote. (Microform, 1912) [wslive.com]

why women should vote jane addams

In the mean time she held herself quite aloof from her Italian neighbors and could never be drawn into any of the public efforts to protect them by securing a better code of tenement-house sanitation. So-called Japan vellum or Japon is a type of thick paper that has been polished smooth and given a glossy finish to resemble vellum. Appleton-Century Company: New York, 1935. They say that in the Italian villages the women all go to the streams together; in the town they go to the public wash-house; and washing, instead of being lonely and disagreeable, is made pleasant by cheerful conversation. To this she replied that she would agree with that point of view when a woman had the same opportunity as a man to register her convictions by vote.

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Addams, Jane

why women should vote jane addams

I found my friend much disturbed. If it would meet fairly each problem as it arises, whether it be connected with a freight tunnel having to do largely with business men, or with the increasing death rate among children under five years of age, a problem in which women are vitally concerned, or with the question of more adequate streetcar transfers, in which both men and women might be said to be equally interested, it must not ignore the judgments of its entire adult population. Instead women in Chicago have been selling food stuffs in open air where they were infested with dust and germs causing quite a few diseases particularly to children. In this article she pities the condition of the women and the society in general and how women have been neglected in making decision how their neighborhoods, schools, and the whole country should be run. To those of my readers who would admit that although woman has no right to shirk her old obligations, that all of these measures could be secured more easily through her influence upon the men of her family than through the direct use of the ballot, I should like to tell a little story.

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