Why Men Thought Women Weren’t Made to Vote
During the suffrage movement, conventional wisdom held that civic duty was bad for the ovaries.
"For those who opposed the suffrage movements in the United States and Britain, which unfolded in tandem, nearly every element of the female anatomy was seen as disqualifying,"
Anti-suffragists believed that women were too weak, mentally and physically, to handle the rigors of voting. They were, of course, wrong,