Washington Post

Chicago Professor Tells Women to Be Less Devoted

Chicago,  Dec. 5. — Suggestions for a wives' declaration of independence are made by Prof. William I. Thomas, of the University of Chicago, author of "Sex and Society." He would have the women put away the old-fashioned ideal of complete devotion and intellectual surrender to their husbands' interests, and think for themselves.

He said the kind of wives men liked were of the house-dog type, "domestic animals, docile, affectionate, friendly, unquestioning." "In lending herself to this disposition woman has been made pliant."

Prof. Thomas added that many women best equipped for motherhood were leaving it, in their pursuit of fashion, to the lower and defective classes.


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