I had always thought of woman as possessing those delicate qualities of mind and soul that made her in these respects far superior to man…..Now the soft-voiced gentle woman of my reverent worship has all but vanished. In her place has come the woman who thinks her chief success in life lies in making herself as much as possible like man — in dress, voice and actions. The world has experienced many tragedies, but to my mind the greatest tragedy of all is the present economic condition wherein women strive against men, and in many cases actually succeed in usurping their places in the professions and in industry. This growing tendency of women to overshadow the masculine is a sign of a deteriorating civilization.
Perhaps the male in human society is useless. If women are beginning to feel this way about it — and there is striking evidence at hand that they do — then we are entering upon the cruelest period of the world’s history. Our civilization will sink to a state like that which is found among the bees, ants and other insects — a state wherein the male is ruthlessly killed off. In this matriarchal empire which will be established the female rules. As the female predominates, the males are at her mercy. The male is considered important only as a factor in the general scheme in the continuity of life.