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Into the early 20th century, women's missionary societies met with frequent disapproval over the fear that the women would leave traditional roles and upset the established order. The women and their reform efforts, including laity rights and anti-slavery and suffrage efforts, were often described as “unreasonable'' by the men in charge of the church's mission work. In her speech before the 1910 Convention of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, in which she defended laity rights, Belle Harris Bennett declared “that what we have asked from you … is neither unwomanly or unreasonable.'' Today we continue to be inspired by these so-called “unreasonable'' women!