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  • 11.
    Words cannot describe the indignation ... a proud woman feels for her sex in disfranchisement.
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902), U.S. suffragist, social reformer, and author, Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906), U.S. suffragist, and Matilda Joslyn Gage (1826-1898), U.S. suffragist. History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 2, ch. 19 (1882).

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  • 12.
    I thought that the chief thing to be done in order to equal boys was to be learned and courageous. So I decided to study Greek and learn to manage a horse.
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902), U.S. suffragist, author, and social reformer. Eighty Years and More (1815-1897), ch. 2 (1898). Of the death of her brother, the only boy of the family's six children, in 1826, when she was eleven. Aware that her bereaved father had longed for another son, she vowed to him "to be all my brother was."

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  • 13.
    Women and negroes, being seven-twelfths of the people, are a majority; and according to our republican theory, are the rightful rulers of the nation.
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902), U.S. suffragist, social reformer, and author. As quoted in History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 2, ch. 20, by Susan B. Anthony, Matilda Joslyn Gage, and herself (1882). Speaking to the New York Constitutional Convention on January 23, 1867.

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  • 14.
    Women of all classes are awakening to the necessity of self-support, but few are willing to do the ordinary useful work for which they are fitted.
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902), U.S. suffragist, author, and social reformer. Eighty Years and More (1815-1897), ch. 24 (1898). Reflecting on the large number of untalented girls hoping to gain distinction as artists.

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