Before reading any of the pieces in this magazine, it is important to understand the context in which this feminist magazine was written. It was a time where women, not only in the United States, but the world, were treated as vastly inferior to men. It was written 6 years before women were given the right to vote here in the United States, and Great Britain was going through a similar transition to enlightenment.
Francis Grierson wrote this particular argument in the magazine. She was very thorough, clear, and concise. Most of the diction that she used was very strong and pointed. At one point, she refers to the women’s movement as a “cyclone” that “pays no more heed to opposing opinions”, which, in itself, really epitomizes the whole argument that Grierson brings about with this piece. She uses the words ‘economic’ ‘social’ ‘political’ and ‘religious’ frequently, not just to show the ways in which she sees the women’s movement changing the world, but it is also to rally the reader to her cause.