Competing with Men (1914)
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The proposition is that women, in pressing forward into human activities of any sort, and finding men in possession of the entire field, must necessarily come into competition with them, and that this is unwomanly. There is no more mischievous phrase in use in connection with the woman's movement than the above. It is a brief and pungent expression, and hits two ways, seeming to involve the women in error both feminine and economic. So it is with no glad smile of triumph that this economic absurdity is laid by—it will bob into place again the moment the weight of the argument is off, and the believers will believe. People do not believe from a process of reasoning; nor are they likely to disbelieve from such a process. All suffragists know this from experience in their efforts to convince the popular mind by argument.