[Because the world is ruled by force]
Author: Anon [Leaguer]
Publication: Aberdeen Women's Social and Franchise League
Published: March 1912
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
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'.