Quotation by Hortense Odlum

A completely indifferent attitude toward clothes in women seems to me to be an admission of inferiority, of perverseness, or of a lack of realization of her place in the world as a woman. Or—what is even more hopeless and pathetic—it's an admission that she has given up, that she is beaten, and refuses longer to stand up to the world.
Hortense Odlum (1892–?), U.S. businesswoman. A Woman's Place, ch. 11 (1939).

Odlum was president of Bonwit Teller, a New York City women's store.
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