new sort of home missionary, one who shall carry the blessed spirit of home wherever she goes, a spirit of rest, of healing, of reconciliation and good-will.”
“One aspect of this [the military argument] would make the protection which men are supposed to give to women in time of war the equivalent for the political rights denied them.
But, gentlemen, let me ask what protection can you give us which shall compare with the protection we give you when you are born, little helpless creatures, into the world, without feet to stand upon, or hands to help yourselves?
Without this tender, this unceasing protection, no man of you would live to grow up. It may easily happen that no man of a whole generation shall ever be called upon to defend the women of his country in the field.
But it cannot happen that the women of any generation shall fail to give their unwearied and energetic protection to the infant men born of it. Some of us know how full of labor and detail this protection is; what anxious days, what sleepless nights it involves.
The mothers are busy at home, not only building up the bodies of the little men, but building up their minds too, teaching them to be gentle, pure and honest, cultivating the elements of the human will, that great moralizing power on which the State
and the Church
A man is very happy if he can ever repay to his mother the protection she gave him in his infancy.
So, the plea of protection has two sides.”
“If manhood suffrage is unsatisfactory, it does not at all show that woman suffrage would be. On the contrary, ”