A STUDY IN BLOOMERS
THE MODEL NEW WOMAN
A NOVEL BY
GEORGE F. HALL.
AUTHOR OF “PLAIN POINTS.”
“GRACE WAS IN ALL HER STEPS, HEAVEN IN HER EYE, IN EVERY GESTURE DIGNITY AND LOVE.” — MILTON
AMERICAN BIBLE HOUSE;
CHICAGO, PHILADELPHIA, STOCKTON.
“THE MODEL NEW WOMAN.
There Are Great Things in Store for Her Says Rev. G.F. Hall.
The Model New Woman was the subject of an interesting, instructive and highly delightful lecture by Rev. Geo. F. Hall of Decatur, Ill., last night at the Y.M.C.A. auditorium. The audience was a large one and women outnumbered the men. The speaker gave his views of the subject in hand in a clear, concise manner, at the same time being pleasurably refreshing in the way of humorous and altogether enjoyable anecdotes. He thought the new woman would, in every way except height and weight, be the equal and in many instances the superior of her brother in a physical sense: that she would discard a certain tight garment and attire herself in sensible garments regardless of comment, and that she would wear bloomers if she chose. The speaker did not exactly commend the bloomer costume, but he thought it lay entirely in the way one looked at the matter. He held that the new woman was the equal, mentally, of her brother.
The speaker thought that the highest ambition of woman was to love and he loved, to cherish husband and home and children. He did not approve of dancing, saying it caused the downfall of thousands. The physical contact in this amusement is where the difficulty lies, and if men and women were compelled to dance each with their own sex, the pastime would speedily grow into disfavor and disuse.”
– Lincoln Journal Star, Lincoln, Nebraska, 23 May 1896
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– The Columbus Daily Advocate, Columbus, Kansas, 21 Oct 1899