Why We Oppose Votes for Men – a Poem from 1915

Alice Duer Miller (1874-1942) was born on July 28, 1874, in Staten Island, New York. She was an American poet, novelist, screenwriter, satirist, and feminist. The New York Tribune published a series of her wonderful satirical poems lambasting the objections to women voting, which were then published in 1915 as a book called Are Women People? Her title became a catchphrase of the women’s suffrage movement.

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“Why We Oppose Votes for Men” is in the public domain.

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