Quotation by Amelia E. Barr

All my life long I have been sensible of the injustice constantly done to women. Since I have had to fight the world single-handed, there has not been one day I have not smarted under the wrongs I have had to bear, because I was not only a woman, but a woman doing a man's work, without any man, husband, son, brother or friend, to stand at my side, and to see some semblance of justice done me. I cannot forget, for injustice is a sixth sense, and rouses all the others.
Amelia E. Barr (1831–1919), U.S. author; born in Scotland. All the Days of My Life, ch. 26 (1913).

Widowed in her late thirties and left with three daughters to support entirely by herself, Barr had managed to become a popular writer of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. Though not an active suffragist, she supported woman suffrage and other social reforms.
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