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4 Mrs. Goodwin believes that working women are not helped by being made the political equals of men, but by enlightened protective legislation. Now the results so far, are various laws on the statute books of thirty-nine states. Laws gained by voteless women it is time, through long and tiresome processes, but only partially effective, since they have never been given the power to enforce them. In 1896 after seven years of hard work the Consumers League of New York secured laws requiring seats in department stores. And they have never been effectually enforced. For eight years the women of Washington tried to secure an eight hour law without success. After the ballot was given to them it was passed at once. "Massachusetts has just passed a fifty four hour week law for women as the culmination of about forty years of effort by indirect influence to improve the conditions of women in industry. [illegible] in 1911 passed