walkitout (walkitout) wrote,

Complaining about _White Women's Rights_

I will post a review; I intend to finish the book. It's actually mostly well-argued, altho it may qualify as one of the most trigger-y books I have ever read. I'm not sure I can convince myself to recommend that anyone else read this. I don't even want to think about how Louise Michele Newman wrote this, because all the easy ways to deal with her source material (get mad, avoid it, become inured to it, start to agree with it) _really_ don't work (and to give her credit, she seems to have not gotten sucked into any of them).

But hey, it's me, so I have Issues.

First and biggest: discussion of women's suffrage on 58-9 sort of never gets around to mentioning the interaction between Prohibition and women's suffrage. Spends time talking about immigration restrictions in relation to women's suffrage -- but not Prohibition. Seems a little odd to leave that out.
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