Punch,  59 (1870), 219.

Vote for the Ladies





Gender, Education

    Urges readers to vote for Elizabeth Garrett, Maria G Grey, and Emily Davies who are standing for election to the London School Board. Explains that the duties of the board include settling the cost of school fees and compelling parents to send their children to school—duties which Mr Punch thinks is eminently 'woman's work'. Emphasises that Garrett will also 'add sound medical knowledge, and can advise on all sanatory questions connected with schools' and thus be 'invaluable' to the board. Adds that Garrett and the other ladies 'profess no "strong-minded women's" doctrines, but those which all rational men would teach'.

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