War and Social Service, March 8, 1915 (excerpt)



Influence of Women Urged in Molding Public Opinion Against War as an Institution.

Miss Jane Addams spoke at a mass meeting at Radcliffe College yesterday afternoon. Agassiz House Theatre was crowded with students and guests. Miss Addams' subject was "War and Social Service."

"There are two definitions of neutrality, either to ignore the war and go on our way as if nothing were happening, or to protest against warfare as an institution and to make this felt through the great body of public opinion," Miss Addams said.

"There are special reasons for women to do this," she added. "We have never had such brightly developed sensibilities as now and we ought to push them forward through public opinion."

Refreshments were served in the living rooms and Miss Addams talked informally with the girls.

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