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"In Times Like These" by Nellie L. McClung - 1915

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Nellie McClung, born Nellie Letitia Mooney (Oct 20,1873 - Sept 1, 1951), was a Canadian feminist, politician, and social activist. She was part of the social and moral reform movements prevalent in Western Canada in the early 1900's. In 1927, McClung and four other women: Henrietta Muir Edwards, Emily Murphy, Louis McKinney and Irene Parlby, who together came to be known as "The Famous Five" (also called "The Valiant Five"), launched the "Persons Case", contending that women could be "qualified persons" elegible to sit in the Senate. The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that current law did not recognize them as such. However, the case was won upon appeal to the Judicial Committee of the British Privy Council - the court of last resort for Canada at that time. Who would not come to hear a woman speak being firmly convinced that it is not "natural." Who takes the rather unassailable ground that "men are men and women are women." Who answers all arguments by saying, "Woman's place is the home" and, "The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world," and even sometimes flashes out with the brilliant retort, "It would suit those women better to stay at home and darn their children's stockings." To all these Superior Persons, men and women, who are inhospitable to new ideas, and even suspicious of them, this book is respectfully dedicated by THE AUTHOR. . This book is covered in red cloth, (faded on end) with gold lettering. The binding is good with no loose pages. The original owner put their initials on first blank page. There are 218 pages. Published by McLeod & Allen - 1915

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