The political core of any movement for freedom in the society has to have the political imperative to protect free speech.
(bell hooks (b. 1955), African American author, feminist, and human rights advocate. Outlaw Culture, ch. 5 (1994).
Reflecting on the tendency of some feminists and African American rights activists to advocate selective suppressione.g., some feminists' advocacy of censoring pornography.)
... today we round out the first century of a professed republic,with woman figuratively representing freedomand yet all free, save woman.
(Phoebe W. Couzins (1845-1913), U.S. suffragist. As quoted in The History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 3, ch. 27, by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Matilda Joslyn Gage (1886).
At a convention of the National Woman Suffrage Association held on the centennial of American independence in the First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia.)