October 23, 1911, to the Editor of The Standard, “Women’s Wages”
Sir,– My letter, which was dated and sent off October 11, refers to Miss Pott’s
communication, headed a “Challenge to Mrs. Despard,” in your issue of October 10, in
which she asserted, “The Report (official) on the Textile Trades, published in 1906, affirms
positively that between 1886 and 1906 the average wages of women in those trades rose
22 per cent., as against 20 per cent. For men. The wages of female domestic servants have
increased over 20 per cent. Since 1860.” I explained the rise.
Emily Wilding Davison
31, Coram-street, W.C.