Quotation by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

The fact that women in the home have shut themselves away from the thought and life of the world has done much to retard progress. We fill the world with the children of 20th century A.D. fathers and 20th century B.C. mothers.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860–1935), U.S. feminist, social reformer, and author. As quoted in History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 5, ch. 5, by Ida Husted Harper (1922).

From an address entitled "Woman's World," delivered in the summer of 1905 to the thirty-seventh annual convention of the National Woman Suffrage Association.
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