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Speech at the National League for Opposing Woman Suffrage

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On 28 april 1913, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle gave a speech at the National League for Opposing Woman Suffrage meeting held at Tunbridge Wells.



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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle said it was necessary, to differentiate between the honest constitutional Suffragist, the female hooligans, and the even more contemptible class of people who supplied the latter with money to carry not their malicious monkey tricks. There was only one thing to add to their mean actions, and that was to blow up a blind man and his dog. He believed that two years ago they might have had a chance of getting the vote, but now they would not get it in a generation. Some of them had lived to see their ideals shattered, but, they could still proudly boast that they had some of the best women in the world.


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