Are Women People?

Are Women People? is a book of poetry by Alice Duer Miller, published in 1915. Lili Loofbourow downloaded the book through Project Gutenberg and was delighted to find that it was a book of satirical suffragist poetry, and passed along several of the passages to us. Here is a excerpt from the poem called Women:
I went into a factory
to earn my daily bread:
Men said: "The home is woman's sphere."
"I have no home," I said.

But when the men all marched to war,
they cried to wife and maid,
"Oh, never mind about the home,
but save the export trade."

For it's women this and women that, and home's the place for you,
But it's patriotic angels when there's outside work to do,
There's outside work to do, my dears, there's outside work to do,
It's patriotic angels when there's outside work to do.

Read the rest of it, and more poetry of the Women's Suffrage Movement, at The Hairpin. Link -via Metafilter

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Is the rest of the book that whiny?

Keeping it in perspective, she could have complained about how unfair it was that she couldn't go and get killed in the war like so many millions of the men of her time.
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