19 Dumb Arguments Used To Prevent Women From Voting

These arguments against women's suffrage are surprisingly familiar retorts used against women seeking power almost a century later. Read on for ridiculous sentiments and sexist jokes, most of which are based in the fear that men will be treated like men treat women.

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Postcards were the memes of the early 1900S. NOCOLATE A WOMAN'S MIND MAGNIFIED Although many pro-suffrage postcards were commissioned by women's suffrSource:The Suffrage Postcard Project

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Women Are Too Whiny S I WANT THE VOTE ! Can't they just be happy with what they have? (EvEN when what they had was no legal protection.) CRACKED.COM Source:The Suffrage Postcard Project

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Men Will Have to Take Care of Children NOW WHAT FOR VOrE WOULD WOMEN. You DO IN A CASE LIKE FHIS Sao COLIC REMEY This image shows gasp- man taking carSource: Women Suffrage Memorabilia

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Only Ugly Women Care About Liberation DOWN HUSBANDS VOTES 816 FOR gor yoth MAN! OLD MALDS AT THE SUFFRAGETTE MEETINGS YOU CAN HEAR SOME PLAIN THINGS-ASource: Women Suffrage Memorabilia

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Women Will Become Too Manly MOTHER'S GOT THE HABIT NOW WWOMEN VOTES AS1-9 If we gave women the vote, what's next ... pants? That'd be wild to allow thSource: Women Suffrage Memorabilia

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Men Will Becoome Too Womanly SUFFPAGETTE SERIES N9 6. UNCLE SAM.SUFFRAGEE. Because, if heaven forbid, women should ever wear pants, then men would weaSource:The Suffrage Postcard Project

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It's Not What the Founding Fathers Would Have Wanted VOTES Did I Save WOMEN my Country for this! RS Marf Ah, yes, Washington, a man who individually oSource: Women Suffrage Memorabilia

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Only Women Who Can't Find a Man Care About Voting ORIGIN AND DEVELOPMENT OF A SUFFRAGETTE. At 15 little a Pet. At 20 little a Coquette At 40 not marriSource: Women Suffrage Memorabilia

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Women Will Buy Votes Through Seduction DIS WAY TO VOTE S 9/- umy. Buying Voles. Those suffragists are both ugly and unlovable, and irresistible. Source:The Suffrage Postcard Project

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Actually the Authorities Had It Harder FEEDiNG A SUFFRAGETTE BY FORCE. MILK Poor sympathetic jailers, who must force a woman on a hunger strike to eatSource: Women Suffrage Memorabilia

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The Devil Himself Is Terrified of Angry Women VOrESs FOa WoMEN Poor sympathetic Satan, for no apparent reason at all. CRACKED.COM Source: Women Suffrage Memorabilia

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Women Shouldn't Open Their Mouths WIAT I WOJD DO WE SUFFRA5T3. 56lbs Violence against women: just a classic sarcasm>hilarious ag.</sarcasm> Source: Women Suffrage Memorabilia

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Actually Women Are the Violent Ones SUFFRAGISTS ATTACKING A POLICEMAN. 64/ I wonder why they used a cartoon instead of a photograph for this very histSource: Women Suffrage Memorabilia

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Women Are Too Cowardly STAND UP FOR WOMENS RIGHTS We all know if you fear rodents, your liberties simply don't matter. Source:The Suffrage Postcard Project

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Women's Rights Mean No Rights for Men THE SUrFRAGETTE JUDGESS LIFE SENTENCE ME WANTS HIS RIGTS LIE TENTESNCE! Denying humans their rights is only chilSource: Women Suffrage Memorabilia

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A Woman Voter Wants Her Family to Suffer SUFFRAGETTE SERTES NO7 WHAT is SUFFRAGETTE WTHOUT A C SUFFERING HOUSEHOLD.? ELECTION DAY COPYRIOHTED Any womaSource: Oregon

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Most Women Don't Want to Vote NO VOTES.THANK YOU lc TE OF APPEAL WOMANMOO9 See, they did care about women's opinions. If it mirrored what they wanted Source: Twin Cities Arts

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Leave Well Enough Alone VOTES FOR WOMEN We've troubles of our own. Leave well enough alone. 68s We all know the best way to address problems is by dSource: Twin Cities Arts

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Men Won't Need Women WHAT IS HOME WITHOUT A FATHER DONT CARE SHE NEVER COMES BAOK Bottom reads: I don't care if she never comes back. The horror of Source:The Suffrage Postcard Project

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Voting Will Make Women Gay Girls are doing all the fellows' jobs now ! P6St- RIP Breeders, viciously eliminated by women's suffrage. (But for real, thSource: Twin Cities Arts

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