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Mooney was her maiden name. Personally I like Nellie McClung. I'm not sure how feminists would react to that. Perhaps someone could comment? Meanwhile I will make some inquiries amongst feminist friends. Sunray 06:48, 2003 Dec 24 (UTC)
- I've never heard her maiden name before. She chose to use her husband's name. My version of feminism says we let women pick what they want to be called. moink 18:53, 24 Dec 2003 (UTC)
Prohibition points to an article about the American laws... which makes sense, since I believe it's an American word in this context. I'm under the impression McClung herself did not use the word, she used 'temperance' instead. Should we change this to reflect that, or is it clearer the way it is? moink 18:51, 24 Dec 2003 (UTC)
- Yes, good point. A reference to temperance makes more sense. The article on temperance needs some additions. Alberta, Canada had prohibition--I'm not sure if other Western provinces followed suit. I'll see if I can find out more about that. Sunray 19:59, 2003 Dec 24 (UTC)
- That works. Sunray 01:24, 2003 Dec 25 (UTC)
Source of spam e-mail text
Here's the most interesting contemporary factoid about Nellie McClung: a large number of those quasi poetic spam e-mail's floating around the net (presumably in an attempt to foil the spam filters) contain lines taken from Nellie McClung's story The Black Creek Stopping House, a text available on Project Gutenberg. Google the next one you see, and there's a good chance it's Nellie. I wonder why this is! --JMax 06:34, 12 December 2006 (UTC)
The reference from this article to Charles Sydney Gibbes catches an article about a person who was not a Canadian MLA and is presumably accidental. I don't know enough about the MLA to make a dismbiguation page.Dan Dean 21:22, 28 January 2007 (UTC)
advocate for sterilization
The statement, "Not as acknowledged, is the fact McClung campaigned for the sterilization of those considered "feeble-minded" and "immoral".", should be removed unless a scholarly source supports this statement since it seems contrary to McClung's personal platform. Taylomi 22:34, 25 April 2007 (UTC)
- You would be fully justified in removing it for being unsourced (so feel free to do so). But, I will point out she was a fervent supporter of eugenics, which formed a core part of her beleifs. In fact, the only "error" about the statement, is the claim this fact is "not as acknowledged". In fact, this is common knowledge amongs everybody familiar with her, including those who admire her most. It was even mentioned when a statue of her (as part of the Famous Five) was unveiled. So go ahead an remove it for being unsourced, but not for being untrue. --Rob 00:54, 26 April 2007 (UTC)
Right to vote
Did you know that Lillian Beynon Thomas, along with her sister, Frances Beynon, and her husband, Vernon Thomas, was as instrumental in getting the vote for women in Manitoba, as was Nellie? In fact, Lillian was considered to play the part that Nellie played, to great aplomb, in "The Mock Parliament." Nellie's character was outgoing and vivacious, whereas Lillian was a quieter type. Interesting that history "rewards" the more gregarious, isn't it? Lloewen 00:01, 28 September 2007 (UTC)
- We should probably have an article on Lillians Beynon Thomas. Sunray (talk) 20:26, 6 March 2008 (UTC)
A Quick Look at Nellie McClung
Nellie Letitia Mooney was born in Chatsworth, Ontario. She had 5 older siblings but when Nellie was 8 her older sister Elizabeth had died of pneumonia.
She married Robert Wesley McClung and they had 5 children. They lived in only western cities of Canada such as Manitou, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Calgary and Victoria. Nellie was the author of Sowing Seeds in Danny(her first novel) which made quite a bit of money. Nellie was a Canadian feminist and was part of the famous five which was a group of women that helped women get rights and freedoms.
"Valiant Five" ?
I've added a "citation needed" to the term "Valiant Five". I've only seen this term used in the article on the Famous Five and the individual articles about each of the five women. I've spent some time googling around and not found it anywhere else. Does anyone have any citations to show the term "Valiant Five" is or ever has been used to refer to them?Mr Serjeant Buzfuz (talk) 03:55, 6 December 2012 (UTC)