Ella P. Davis's Essay "Woman and the Home"

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Date: 
1909

In her essay "Woman and the Home," Ella P. Davis discussed the ways in which society limited women's opportunities based on their gender. She wrote, "In a country where public life is capable of so much further development, and where civil and political funcations, which in other lands have come to be regarded as the rights of common citizen, are so grudgingly bestowed upon men of even the lightest intelligence, it is no wonder that the position of women is not an ideal one." Throughout her essay, Davis cites the German women's movement's influence on women's education. However, like America Davis argued, Germany still has a far way to go.

Location of Document in Archives: 
Essays. General. 1909. D261w