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02/18/05 | by admin [mail] | Categories: culture/news

Our democracy is but a name. We vote? What does that mean? It means that we choose between two bodies of real, though not avowed, autocrats. We choose between Tweedledum and Tweedledee . . .
You ask for votes for women. What good can votes do when ten-elevenths of the land of Great Britain belongs to 200,000 and only one-eleventh to the rest of the 40,000,000? Have your men with their millions of votes freed themselves from this injustice?
--Helen Keller, 1911 (A People's History of the United States, page 345.)

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2 comments

end women’s suffrage!


peter [Visitor]02/20/05 @ 17:48

oops… i meant ’suffering.’

well, either will do, i suppose.


peter [Visitor]02/20/05 @ 17:48


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