A voice for homemakers
Adelaide Hoodless was a modest revolutionary. She believed that women had
value as wives and mothers in the home. She fought for their right to education. Haunted by the death of her small son, she launched a twenty-year campaign
to give women the knowledge and institutions they needed to serve and
safeguard their families.
Hoodless's insistence on the value of domestic labour may sound hollow today,
but it was radical in her day, as were the programs and institutions she founded to teach nutrition and hygiene, and to give Canadian women a national voice.
Educate a boy and you educate a man,
but educate a girl and you educate a family.