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Men Against Suffrage

Men were at the forefront of anti-suffrage, proclaiming male sovereignty of voting rights. They described the woes of suffrage for women and its potential effects on the hierarchical and patriarchal structures of modern society. Anti-suffragists deemed women’s enfranchisement unconstitutional. Some Christians viewed it as blasphemous, claiming that gender equality was unlawful in the eyes of God.


The Case Against Woman Suffrage
Massachusetts Anti-Suffrage Committee
Gift of William L. Palmer, 1941
Woman Suffrage a Menace to the Male Population
Herbert N. Carleton (1873-1947)
Gift of Elizabeth Booth, 1936