Quotation by Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The prejudice against color, of which we hear so much, is no stronger than that against sex. It is produced by the same cause, and manifested very much in the same way. The Negro's skin and the woman's sex are both prima facie evidence that they were intended to be in subjection to the white Saxon man. The few social privileges which the man gives the woman, he makes up to the Negro in civil rights. The woman may sit at the same table and eat with the white man; the free Negro may hold property and vote. The woman may sit in the same pew with the white man in church; the free Negro may enter the pulpit and preach. Now, with the black man's right to suffrage, the right unquestioned, even by Paul, to minister at the altar, it is evident that the prejudice against sex is more deeply rooted and unreasonably maintained than that against color ...
Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815–1902), U.S. suffragist, author, and social reformer. As quoted in Feminism: The Essential Historical Writings, part 3, by Miriam Schnier (1972).

From an 1860 address to the New York State legislature. One month later, the New York State Married Women's Property Act became law.
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