Quotation by Bertha Honore Potter Palmer

The sex which numbers more than one-half the population of the world is forced to enter the keen competition of life with many disadvantages, real and fictitious. Are the legitimate compensation and honors that should come as the result of ability and merit to be denied on the untenable ground of sex aristocracy?
Bertha Honore Potter Palmer (1849–1918), U.S. socialite. "Address to the Dedicatory Ceremonies [of the Woman's Building, World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893]," (October 21, 1893).
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