A woman who occupies the same realm of thought with man, who can explore with him the depths of science, comprehend the steps of progress through the long past and prophesy those of the momentous future, must ever be surprised and aggravated with his assumptions of leadership and superiority, a superiority she never concedes, an authority she utterly repudiates.
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).