FULL TEXT: London, England, April 10.— The enfranchising of all women at the age of 21 has brought into existence. “The fifty-fifty league” whose members want to do something to offset the placing of men voters in a minority in the United Kingdom.”
The League stands for “the emancipation of men from feminist domination” and it has issued a manifesto headed “The Sex War.”
The leaguers contend that, as women will now be in a position to dictate the country’s policy, they must be prepared to accept the logical consequences.
The manifesto therefore demands that immediately political power in the country is transferred from men to women, and declares:
(1) Women shall be liable to military conscription on exactly the same terms and conditions as men are or may be liable thereto.
(2) All sex privileges, concessions, and immunities presently enjoyed by women shall be withdrawn.
(3) All laws and practices which relieve women of the economic consequences of their acts, shall be annulled.
(4) The marriage laws and all customs and usages which arise therefrom shall be rectified.
[“‘Fifty-Fifty’ League To War For Men’s Rights,” syndicated (AP), Roswell Daily Record (N. M.), Apr. 10, 1928, p. 1]
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