Notice to Epicene Women

NOTICE

TO

EPICENE WOMEN

 ELECTIONEERING WOMEN

Are Requested Not To Call Here

They are recommended to go home, to look after their children, cook their husband’s dinners, empty the slops, and generally attend to the domestic affairs for which Nature designed them.

By taking this advice they will gain the respect of all right-minded people – an end not to be attained by unsexing themselves and meddling in masculine concerns of which they are profoundly ignorant.

 HENRY WRIGHT

103 Mein Street,

Wellington.

 This notice was used to counter the persistent demands for petition signatures prior to the signing into law of the Electoral Act granting votes to women on September 19, 1893.

5 Responses to Notice to Epicene Women

  1. homepaddock says:

    No problem, Andrew, I’m free to vote.

  2. Heh, even then the most ignorant of people were better at authorisation statements than the Labour Party currently is!

  3. pdm says:

    HP – those were the days when men were men and women were glad of it.

  4. homepaddock says:

    Pertinent observation, James.

    PDM – I’m not sure that all women were glad of it.

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