Much was said in the few years leading up to suffrage for women and the right to vote. Here in this part of Maine the Grange was very politically active and along with the Democrat Party vowed not to let women leave the house and vote.
There were women's groups on both sides of the issue - all active in either allowing women to vote or not. It would be 1918 before women had that right.
Read more, it's entertaining: http://bangordailynews.com/2014/12/07/living/should-women-in-tight-skirts-be-allowed-to-vote/