Quotation by Madeleine

The more one knows of our life the more one must denounce it, lest it be suspected that one has a personal motive in defending it. When other women speak of us you must assume an attitude of scorn, not only to protect yourself from suspicion, but that you may also feel it for yourself and have no temptation to return. When you think of us do not remember any small kindness that we may have shown you or that we show to one another. Remember only the things that have shocked you and outraged your traditions and your sense of decency. Remember your sufferings at the hands of beasts who are miscalled men. If you keep these things in view you will never again fall into temptation.
Madeleine [Blair], U.S. prostitute and "madam." Madeleine, ch. 4 (1919).

As the kindly madam of a brothel, Blair gave this advice to a young prostitute who, her illicitly conceived baby having perished soon after birth, was leaving the "profession."
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