Quotation by Crystal Eastman

Men will not give up their privilege of helplessness without a struggle. The average man has a carefully cultivated ignorance about household matters—from what to do with the crumbs to the grocer's telephone number—a sort of cheerful inefficiency which protects him better than the reputation for having a violent temper.
Crystal Eastman (1881–1928), U.S. social/political activist and author. "Now We Can Begin," The Liberator (December 1920). On Women and Revolution, part 1 (1978).

Published at the end of the year when, after a 72-year struggle, American women were finally enfranchised.
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