Inter-Society Debate: Sexism

March 9, 1922

The Inter-Society Debate took place on March 9, 1922 between the Harman Society (a female society created in 1896) and the McIntyre Society (also for women, founded in 1921- It appears to have only been active in 1921) at Bosler Hall. It discussed the enactment of a constitutional amendment for the protection of women against political, legal or civil discrimination due to their sex. Margaret Eslinger (this document came from her personal scrapbook of her Dickinson years) assisted Kathryn Smith '24 on the negative side of the argument.

The presiding officer was President James Henry Morgan. The Affirmative side was taken by the Harman Society with Esther Riegel '23 leading, with Laura High '22, Elizabeth McCrea '25, and Eleanor Klemm '25 as an alternate. For the Negative side with the McIntyre Society, in addition to Margaret Eslinger '23  and Kathryn Smith '24 were Elizabeth DeMaris '23 and Mary Garland ;23as an alternate.

Location of Document in Archives
Eslinger Scrapbook