Margaret Sanger, "On Picket Duty," Mar 1914.

Source: " The Woman Rebel, March 1914, p. 3 Margaret Sanger Microfilm, Collected Documents Series C16:0517."


ON PICKET DUTY

Attention


1,606,288 Domestics
10,941 Cap makers
122,405 Women's clothing workers
186,570 Sales women
150,548 Stenographers
419,634 Washwomen
22,735,041 Miscellaneous

Want to change places with Rheta Childe Dorr, who wants the "right to work."

Who was that dainty feminist who informed the public that as soon as women got the vote, they would make the laws for working women and children?-- How hopeful! Not that children should be taken from the factories and put into schools and playgrounds! That would be getting off their little crooked backs. But ever willing to color it a little and to trim it a bit they will accomplish all that was ever intended to do with their vote.

The Rebel Women claim:
The Right to be lazy.
The Right to be an unmarried mother.
The Right to destroy.
The Right to create.
The Right to love.
The Right to live.

Henrietta Rodman, well known in radical circles, came into prominence among them, because of her brave defense of the relations of George Eliot and Henry Lewes.

Henrietta, as one of the speakers at the first meeting held at Cooper Union, N. Y. C. , went out of her way to let us know that she did not stand for free love--she left that to the Anarchists.

Now what was the trouble, Henrietta? Surely no one ever doubted your virtue!


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