Monday, July 25, 2011

Anti-Misandry Legislator: Blanche Hower - 1935


PHOTO CAPTION: Mrs. Blanche E. Hower, Republican representative of Akron, O., has introduced a bill in the Ohio house of representatives to outlaw “balm suits.” The bill, if passed, will outlaw all civil suits for breach of promise and alienation of affections. The Indiana house of representatives recently passed a similar bill.

[“Pushes Balm Bill,” syndicated (AP / CP), The Evening Independent (Massilon, Oh.), Feb. 8, 1935, p. 1]

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