Margaret Sanger, "Is This True?," May 1914.

Source: " The Woman Rebel, May 1914, p. 23 Margaret Sanger Microfilm, Collected Documents Series C16:0537."


A white goods manufacturer a few days ago told me that his object was to fill his shop with American girls. "I don't care if I do have to pay a few cents more; it pays in the end. An American girl is the last one out on strike and the first one back. No talking back, no impudence and fooling--she's a hustler--easily satisfied. It's these devilish foreigners who start the trouble, and there is no reasoning with them--they act like a pack of wolves. Yes, indeed, I'll fill my shop with American hands and have peace!"

Then he related the incident of the famous White Goods Strike and spoke of his girls going out like a lot of crazy, unreasonable creatures, excepting the American girls, who came to him and apologized that they had to strike, for they were afraid of their lives if they did not.

This is serious comment, and food for thought. Will some American girls speak up and enlighten us?

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