Quotation by Tennessee Claflin

There are, undoubtedly, women who are weak and silly, and simple, and who are taken advantage of by designing men. Until we have such systems of education as will tend to prevent women from being weak, simple, and silly, it is undoubtedly right to have laws punishing seduction with the utmost severity; but we have also ... ninnies among men, and ought we not, therefore, to have laws for their protection? An Act of the Legislature entitled "An Act for the Protection of Ninnies against Designing Women" would be refreshing.
Tennessee Claflin (1846–1923), U.S. journalist, lecturer, and social reform advocate; relocated to England. Talks and Essays, vol. 2, ch. 4 (1897).
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