Please do not take counsel of women who are so prejudiced that, as I once heard said, they would not allow a male grasshopper to chirp on their lawn; but out of your own great heart, refuse to set an example to such folly.
Frances E. Willard (1839–1898), U.S. temperance leader and suffragist. As quoted in The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony, ch. 40, by Ida Husted Harper (1898-1908).
In an 1892 letter to suffrage leader Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906), asking her to reverse her decision not to sit for a bust by male sculptor Lorado Taft for exhibition at the following year's World Columbian Exposition. Anthony had at first agreed to sit for Taft but later yielded to those feminists who said that the bust should be sculpted by a woman. Finally, Anthony sat for Taft, and he completed a bust.