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England's Women Workers

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At present workiug women are subject to gross injustice in many trades. They are paid half as rnuch as men for similar worls of the same quality. They arewronged iu inany other ways. There is no remedy for this except to organizo worneu as well as men in trades unions. Experience shows that, wherever possible, women and men shculd bemembers oï the same trades union. "It is not good for'' either "man" or woman "to be alone. " Each supplements and helps the other. Another nrgently needed reform is a great increase in the nuruber of women factory inspectors. ïhe late governmeut appointed a few, but many more are needed. There are sanitary and moral qnestious with respect towhich a factory girl couldnot speakto a man inspector, and she onght to havo the protection and aid of an inspector of her own sex. The final remedy, of course, for these and all other evils frorn which women, as women, still greatly suffer is the extensión of the franchise to women. It is an indisputable fact that no section of English society has ever had its rights properly safeguarded by parliament until it has possessed the parliamentary vote. Before the first reform bill the middle chvss was wronsred and outrnged in all directions. Until the days of honsehold suffrage the most urgent and vital Deeds of the working classes were neglected. And now, notwithstanding the spleudid work of such women as Mrs; Josephine Butler, the late Mrs. Booth, Lady Hemy Somerset and others, womeu aud children do not enjoy the protection or help of parliameut to anything ]ike the extent thatmen enjoy


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