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NARRATOR Among the most vocal of anti-imperialist women were members of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union



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Among the most vocal of anti-imperialist women were members of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union.

BESSIE SCOVEL


Again and again has my blood boiled at the hundreds of American saloons being established throughout our new possessions. And, shame of shames, our military authorities in the Philippines have introduced the open and official sanction of prostitution! Bessie Scovel, Woman’s Christian Temperance Union.
KRISTIN HOGANSON

What really upset WCTU members were the reports of sexually transmitted diseases, and they were just appalled to find out that boys who they described as “pure boys” had left their – their homes and their loving mothers and their, ah, strong, ahm, values and went to the Philippines and, instead, came home sick, diseased, depraved.






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