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Nellie McClung Newspaper Report

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Nellie McClung, newspaper report, January 13, 1914.

The Liquor traffic is unanimous declaring that woman's place is the home—and that politics are degrading to women; also that if women ever get the vote that homes will be neglected and poor little deficient children will be bereft of their mother's care.

Such sweet solitude for home and children on the part of the liquor people is very kind and timely. Of course they do not mind keeping the fathers away from home, and degrading him so that he is not particularly pleasant company for the wife and children, but they are particular on one point—"She must stick around" as long as the home lasts anyway.

The opposition of the liquor traffic to Woman's Suffrage should convince all thinking people that granting the vote to women will have an effect on the temperance question—it is the one piece of legislation that the liquor people are afraid of and so they work against it insidiously and secretly, under the name of the Anti-Suffrage Association.

Of course there are many people opposing Suffrage from honest and pure motives; and these people are a perfect delight to the liquor people; and to all other agencies who live on the frailties of humanity.

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