Quotation by Lena Morrow Lewis

For a number of years I ... believed that political bondage was the cause of many of the ills endured by those of my own sex; until I discovered that the man without a job was about as badly off as the woman without a ballot. In fact, a little worse, for we can live without voting but we cannot live without eating. The real antagonism is not that which exists or is supposed to exist between the sexes; but between the capitalist class and the proletariat. Women are victims of class distinctions more than of sex distinctions ...
Lena Morrow Lewis (1862–1950), U.S. political activist. As quoted in The Female Experience, ch. 69, by Gerda Lerner (1977).

Written in 1907, on why she shifted her emphasis from woman suffrage and temperance to socialism.
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