Quotations From ANONYMOUS WOMAN


 

  • Ellen, I was crazy to read your book; but I never found anybody I could borrow it from!
    Anonymous Woman (c. 1870-?), friend of American novelist Ellen Glasgow (1873-1945). As quoted in The Woman Within, ch. 18 (1954). Said ca. The early 1940s to the distinguished novelist.

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  • A pedestal is as much a prison as any other small space.
    Anonymous Woman (c. mid-1800s), African American feminist. As quoted in Moving Beyond Words, part 4, by Gloria Steinem (1994). Said sometime in the latter half of the nineteenth century. Steinem first heard this while organizing in the American south in the early 1970s. It was attributed to an anonymous African American woman of the suffragist/abolitionist era, who supposedly said it to white Southern women, with reference to their social situation.
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