“Now is the time when the average American woman begins to negotiate for a handsome Christmas present for her husband —at some store where his credit is good.”— The Boone County (Iowa) Republican.
Exactly! It is the “average American woman” who tends the babies, washes, cooks, scrubs, washes dishes, irons, bakes and sews, and sits down in the evening tired and discouraged, to take up the weekly paper and read such cruel and insulting taunts and jeers, because in spite of her care and toil, she is unselfish enough to wish to give her husband a Christmas present.
It is the ‘average American woman” who takes ten cents worth of flour and converts it into thirty-five cents worth of bread.
Who earns the bread for the family, the husband who gives ten cents worth of labor, or the wife who gives twenty-five?