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"Protecting the Fairer Sex" explores the refusal of Indiana lawmakers to place the well-being of their working women above "a can of corn," an accusation that was made by one state representative early in the legislative discussions.7 It investigates how the legislators knew nothing would come of protective legislation in the state, regardless of their fake expressions of concern. My work tells the story of how Indiana women were pushed to the periphery of a state that prided itself on its seemingly progressive nature.
Neuman, Abigail, "Protecting the Fairer Sex: Indiana's Failure to Improve the Lives of Working Women" (2014). Undergraduate Honors Thesis Collection. 279.