Why working women want the vote
Some Reasons Why Working Women Want the Vote
Because as long as women cannot vote for Members of Parliament they are not asked what they want, and they are treated like children who do not know what is good or what is bad for them.
Because only those who wear the shoe know where it pinches, and women know best what they want and what they dont want.
Because Members of Parliament must attend to the wants and wishes of those who have votes, and they have not time to attend to the wants and wishes of women who have not got votes.
Because laws are made which specially affect women's work and the work of their children.
Because if women are working as dressmakers, tailoresses, printers, confectioners, and laundresses, or in any factory or workshop, the laws under which they work are made for women without women being asked if these laws are good or bad for them.
Because if the laws under which women work are bad, women cannot have those laws changed unless they have the vote.
Because the vote has been given to women in some of our Colonies and has been of great use.
Because the way to help women is to give them the means of helping themselves.
Because the vote is the best and most direct way by which women can get their wishes and wants attended to.