How the 8-hour workday saved woman from being "unsexed" (1918)

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Title

How the 8-hour workday saved woman from being "unsexed" (1918)

Subject

unsexed

Description

An article reprinted in the Raymer Enterprise in 1918 celebrating Labor Day. The article reviews a history of the holiday, including the horrible conditions men and women worked in prior to new labor laws. In particular, the article describes how women who worked long hours were supposedly "unsexed by their toil," which ultimately made them incapable of childbirth or only produced "idiots." The article was written by Charles Edward Russell and likely appeared in newspapers across the U.S.

Creator

Charles Edward Russell

Source

Colorado Historic Newspapers

Publisher

Charles Edward Russell, "Eight-Hour Day Centuries Ago,"  Raymer Enterprise, vol. 9, no. 16, August 29, 1918, pp. 3.

Date

August 29, 1918

Contributor

Thomas R. Dunn (researcher)

Rights

Public domain - printed before 1926

Format

JPG, PDF

Language

English

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Newspaper

Files

Citation

Charles Edward Russell, “How the 8-hour workday saved woman from being "unsexed" (1918),” Northern Colorado Queer Memory Project, accessed November 26, 2022, https://nocoqueermemory.omeka.net/items/show/81.