I believe that we are both striving for much the same object-
you for the right to take part in national life; we for the right
to have a national life to take part in. . . . Mentally, socially,
and in almost all the relations of life, our women are regarded
as the equals of our men. . . . this equality of women in the
Philippines is not a new thing. It was not introduced from Europe.
. . Long prior to the Spanish occupation, the people were already
civilized, and this respect for and equality of women existed.
. . in the name of the Philippine women, I pray the Massachusetts
Woman Suffrage Association do what it can to remedy all this misery
and misfortune in my unhappy country. You can do much to bring
about the cessation of these horrors and cruelties which are today
taking place in the Philippines, and to insist upon a more human
course. . . you ought to understand that we are only contending
for the liberty of our country, just as you once fought for the
same liberty for yours.
The Woman's Journal (June