...I swore I would battle not only for myself but for freedom and opportunity for everything living that wore chains, especially sex chains. It that meant poverty for myself and my boy then poverty we should have to suffer. If it meant social ostracism, if it meant relinquishing the literary success that lay within my grasp, then let the success go.
Rheta Childe Dorr (1866–1948), U.S. journalist. A Woman of Fifty, 2nd. ed., ch. 9 (1924).
On the personal transformation that followed her visits to Czarist Russia, and to England during the radical woman suffrage activism that was occurring there in the early 1900s. Dorr was a divorced mother entirely responsible for her son's support.