Jane Addams's Retort, June 7, 1908

Jane Addams's Retort.

Jane Addams, the talented head of Hull House, said bitterly, apropos of woman suffrage, at a recent dinner in Chicago:

"There are women who will laugh at us for our interest in the ballot, and who will then give absorbed hours, in the privacy of their rooms, to great electrical massage machines, face-steaming engines, curious masks and huge flesh-reducing mechanisms.

"An elderly woman of this type, after an afternoon's struggle, with all sorts of beautifying devices, dyed her hair a bright gold.

"'Do you think it makes me look younger?' she asked me.

"'Yes,' said I. 'About three weeks.'"

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