Tuesday, November 11, 2014
... there was already too much ignorance in government. I could see no good in increasing the illiterate, uneducated vote.
Alice Foote MacDougall
Alice Foote MacDougall (1867-1945), U.S. businesswoman. The Autobiography of a Business Woman, ch. 3 (1928).
The successful, self-made, New York City business entrepreneur was explaining her opposition to woman suffrage. It is not clear why she considered women to be preponderantly "illiterate" and "uneducated."