THE PHILIPPINES: Votes for Women

When famed Feminist Carrie Chapman Catt saw that the fight for woman suffrage in the U. S. was about to be won. she journeyed to the Philippine Islands in 1913 and publicly proposed suffrage for her little brown sisters. Male Filipinos laughed derisively. Their women had been virtual slaves in their homes until the Philippines came under U. S. rule in 1899.

By the time Mrs. Catt sailed away, however, Filipino women were up & doing about enfranchisement. The native politicians adopted bobbing & weaving tactics. At one session the Philippine Senate would...

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