Wednesday, July 31, 2013

What we said 100 years ago: Law and logic on women far apart

link - Wisconsin Journal Editorial from July 25, 1913

An English justice has held that a woman under the English acts is disqualified by sex from acting as an attorney or solicitor.

He admits that she may be a marshal, a constable, a champion of England, a sexton, a church warden, a workhouse governor, a returning officer, an overseer of the poor; she may even be QUEEN and by her absolute order behead men. But she cannot be a barrister, and she cannot vote.

How wide is the sea between law and logic.