1914 Suffragette Joke

18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today: 

Tuesday, January 13, 1914:  Ditto

Source: Ladies Home Journal (January, 1914)

The Start for Her

“My Dear Girl” said a father to his daughter, “what do you suffragists want anyhow?”

“Why Dad, we want to sweep the country.” Replied the daughter.

“Do you?” said the father, “Why, now, suppose you take a broom and start with this room.”

Ladies Home Journal (January, 1914)

Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:

The previous day Grandma wrote that it was cold outside. Since she didn’t have much to say a hundred years ago today, I’ll share a joke (and the illustration) about suffragettes in the January, 1914 issue of Ladies Home Journal.

Women didn’t get the right to vote until 1920. It’s somewhat shocking how little support a women’s magazine in 1914 showed for women’s rights.

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