An opinion column by 'Diana' in the 'Shetland News', first
published on 20 July 1912.
The image has been provided courtesy of Shetland Museum and
I have followed the discussion that has been going on in the
'News' on this subject with great interest. 'Argus' has been
pointing out that the methods adopted by the local suffragists are
not calculated to arouse enthusiasm or make converts and his main
contention is that if the 'cause' is to make progress greater
energy must be displayed by the suffragists. They must do more
propaganda work he says, hold public meetings and so on. 'Girzie'
on the other hand practically repudiates the idea of furthering the
movement in this way. She says that few women are capable of
addressing public meetings and thinks the best method to follow is
to educate women on the questions by means of literature.