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[Because the world is ruled by force]

1918: Representation of the People Act

Author: Anon [Leaguer]

Publication: Aberdeen Women's Social and Franchise League

Publisher: Printed by James Blair, 11 St Nicholas Street, Aberdeen

Published: March 1912

Place of publication: Aberdeen, Scotland

Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical

A full copy of this poem is available.

Archive/Library: Aberdeen Central Library
Classmark(s): LoP 324.3 W8417.4.1912
Pages(s): 10

This poem reflects on the 'Anti-Suffrage night' in Aberdeen, where an 'Anti-Suffrage Lecture' was held.  In the paragraph that precedes this poem, we are told that the following poem was found on a crumpled piece of paper at the lecture, presumably written by one of the audience members.  The poem, consisting of five stazas, mocks those who are anti-suffrage: 'the anti' is one who 'sets Motherhood on high' but 'likewise its rightful claims deny'.  The 'antis' views are characterised as 'tommyrot'.