The vote was sometimes seen as a necessary weapon for women. With it, they could beat off the dangers of alcohol, gambling, seduction and cruelty, shown here as deadly snakes intentionally let loose by wicked men to prey upon families.
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Reference: Jeanne Wood, A challenge not a truce: a history of the New Zealand Women’s Christian Temperance Union 1885-1985, Nelson: The Union, 1986, p 31
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