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Farmerettes

1918: Representation of the People Act

Author: Arthur Guiterman (1871-1943)

Publication: Evening Times

Published: 14 December 1918

Place of publication: Glasgow, Scotland

Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical

No full copy of this poem is available.

Archive/Library: Mitchell Library, Glasgow
Classmark(s): Reel no: NP14328
Pages(s): 6

This poem is attributed to Arthur Guiterman in Life, a US periodical.  The poem concerns women and notes that 'They are through with suffragetting, / They have laid down their knitting'.  Instead, women are now 'gaily farmeretting'.  We are told that women are now 'waging deadly warfare on the weed'; they are portrayed as cleaning everything and teaching 'the pig politeness'.  Many stereotypes are replayed in this poem that ultimately attempts to demean them.