Quotation by Catherine E. Beecher

In civil and political affairs, American women take no interest or concern, except so far as they sympathize with their family and personal friends; but in all cases, in which they do feel a concern, their opinions and feelings have a consideration, equal or even superior, to that of the other sex.
Catherine E. Beecher (1800–1878), U.S. educator and author. Treatise on Domestic Economy for the Use of Young Ladies at Home and at School, ch. 3 (1843).

In later years, as the woman suffrage movement formed and gained strength, Beecher would not sympathize with it.
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