Quotation by Carrie Chapman Catt

There are whole precincts of voters in this country whose united intelligence does not equal that of one representative American woman.
Carrie Chapman Catt (1859–1947), U.S. suffragist. As quoted in History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 4, ch. 20, by Susan B. Anthony and Ida Husted Harper (1902).

In the closing address at the thirty-second annual convention of the National Woman Suffrage Association, held February 8-14, 1900, in Washington, D.C. The address was entitled "Why We Ask for the Submission of an [Constitutional] Amendment." Catt was referring to the fact that although no woman, no matter how accomplished, was allowed to vote (except for limited voting rights in some states), virtually all men were, regardless of education, background, or ability.
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