Quotation by Clara Barton

If woman alone had suffered under these mistaken traditions [of women's subordination], if she could have borne the evil by herself, it would have been less pitiful, but her brother man, in the laws he created and ignorantly worshipped, has suffered with her. He has lost her highest help; he has crippled the intelligence he needed; he has belittled the very source of his own being and dwarfed the image of his Maker.
Clara Barton (1821–1912), U.S. nurse; founder of the American Red Cross. As quoted in History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 5, ch. 2, by Ida Husted Harper (1922).

In an address delivered in February 1902 to the thirty-fourth annual convention of the National Woman Suffrage Association.
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