The Future of Woman
The result of the recent election will
be taken as positively settling for the
time being at least one of the questions
relating to woman suffrage. The platforms adopted by the two parties at the
opening of the campaign were similar in
sentiment if not in language. But the
republican nominee went much further
than his democratic competitor.
Judge Hughes came out in his campaign for an amendment to the national
constitution. President Wilson when the
question of woman suffrage was up before the voters of his state went from
Washington to his home and voted for
woman suffrage; but he is known to have
opposed an amendment to the national
constitution in favor of woman suffrage preferring that the matter be left
to settlement by the states.
The re-election of President Wilson
'"will be taken as an endorsement of his
position and whatever effort is to be
made in the next four years will have to
be made in the states themselves and
not in the general government. This
would seem to render useless one of the
well known organizations of women to
advance the cause of woman suffrage,
that known as the Congressional Union.
The purpose of the Congressional Union
is that of bringing to bear influence on
members of the national congress looking
to the adoption of an amendment to the
As already suggested the election of
Wilson committed to the doctrine of
states rights in the matter as he is, and
the defeat of Hughes who was avowedly
in favor of amending the national constitution settles the question for four
years leaving it to the states as it has
been here before.
Click tabs to swap between content that is broken into logical sections.