Consequences

Besides arguing that most women did not want to vote and that women
were fundamentally different than men and should not involve themselves in "men's
work," antisuffragists focused their efforts on describing what a world with women
voting would look like. Appealing to a conservative, usually white and Christian audience,
many antisuffragists highlighted the alleged connections between suffragists and other
groups that "threatened" the world as the antis and their audience knew it.

These descriptions included, of course, descriptions of how family
life and relationships would change once women got involved in electoral politics.

But the antisuffragists also saw wider, and
perhaps even greater, threats to the Christian and capitalist world they cherished.

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