Quotation by Sylvia Pankhurst

The emancipation of today displays itself mainly in cigarettes and shorts. There is even a reaction from the ideal of an intellectual and emancipated womanhood, for which the pioneers toiled and suffered, to be seen in painted lips and nails, and the return of trailing skirts and other absurdities of dress which betoken the slave-woman's intelligent companionship.
Sylvia Pankhurst (1882–1960), British suffragist, journalist, author. quoted in David Mitchell, The Fighting Pankhursts, pt. 5, ch. 3 (1967).
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