Quotation by Anna Garlin Spencer

It is fair to assume that when women in the past have achieved even a second or third place in the ranks of genius they have shown far more native ability than men have needed to reach the same eminence. Not excused from the more general duties that constitute the cement of society, most women of talent have had but one hand free with which to work out their ideal conceptions.
Anna Garlin Spencer (1851–1931), U.S. feminist, educator, author, and Unitarian minister. Woman's Share in Social Culture, ch. 3 (1913).

Referring to the "duties" of housework, childbearing, and child and husband care.
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