Jeanne De Hericourt


Jeanne De Hericourt Quotes

  • ''... tyrants deserve to be the victims of tyrants.''
    Jeanne De Hericourt (1809-1875), French feminist and author. As quoted in History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 2, ch. 22, by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Matilda Joslyn Gage (1882). Speaking at a May 12, 1869, anniversary celebration of the Equal Rights Association, held in New York City. She was speaking of tyranny generally, but within the specific context of tyranny over women.
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  • ''... where there is one slave there are always two—he who wears the chain and he who rivets it.''
    Jeanne De Hericourt (1809-1875), French feminist and author. As quoted in History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 2, ch. 22, by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Matilda Joslyn Gage (1882). Speaking at a May 12, 1869, anniversary celebration of the Equal Rights Association, held in New York City. She was probably speaking of slavery generally, but within the specific context of the subordination of women by the state (i.e., by men).

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