The full page can be seen here . It is from The Library of Congress>>Researchers. This is the Old Newspaper selections. It strikes me how much has changed, yet how much has remained the same..in two many ways. Tho, with different words, the same thrust of accomplishing something: that of making women seem somehow less than equal in the way of life.
Alice Duer Miller asked almost a hundred years ago "Are Women People?" I think today that we need to ask more than One legislator the same question. I seriously doubt that with the laws that are being written lately that they do consider women, people or equal.
The harshness of laws that are supposedly being legislated aren't as much designed for the birth process but more for the continued subversion that women...are not people.
When or if, the male part of the birth process is also added to the 'laws', than at Least the acknowledgement, the biological process of birth Cannot be completed without a male in the process. For every abortion, for instance, a fine or jail time should be levied against the male.
There are times reading or researching history that I've found a rather disproportionate angst for or about women. The writers often have been male. Most of the time have been or are male. It seems that they have an either learned or gained an opinion that women are to be feared. Fear is usually at the crux of their angst. They carry this fear like a banner to be displayed in harsher laws or constraints women.
All through the ages, this attitude hasn't changed a lot. In today's world, many, many examples of this can be found, even in the US.
I believe these men do not really fear women, it is themselves that they fear. The inexorable attraction to women that is inherent in men, which science has documented as well as others. A quick search using the keywords "Male Attraction Women" will usually produce a myriad of answers. Tho, I don't how they couldn't figure that out for themselves. Well, a few I could.
Yet, the few will continue to lay the blame for this attraction on women as if the biological process, the human reproductive process, their own part in the process... is not accountable or to be considered.
Lest I be misunderstood, I value those men that find women a most desirable part of their world and the world. They are the ones that have assisted women in becoming more than things, in the past & continue to do so now. Hopefully, they will not be pushed aside or kept silent in the ongoing struggle of women to be as equal as people and no longer will there be a woman to write the question "Are Women People".