Sharing the Burden

The antisuffragist activists argued that suffrage would destroy the American
family and that suffrage was part of a larger effort of some women to destroy all sexual
differences. With that in mind, what do you think this artist was trying to convey with
this illustration of a men and women sharing the burden of government while the family
thrives on the foundation of woman suffrage?

    How might the anti-suffrage activists have responded to this same
cartoon? Be sure to pay attention to the children in the image.

How does this second cartoon portray women's burdens? Her packages include
"centuries of the hardest, most unremitient and least paid manual labor the human
race has ever known," "false social standards," and a small baby. [ Up ] [ Ending war ] contents | suffrage sitemap | suffrage home | credits