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Quotation by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
They who say that women do not desire the right of suffrage, that they prefer masculine domination to self-government, falsify every page of history, every fact in human experience. It has taken the whole power of the civil and canon law to hold woman in the subordinate position which it is said she willingly accepts.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815–1902), U.S. suffragist, author, and social reformer. As quoted in History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 4, ch. 3, by Susan B. Anthony and Ida Husted Harper (1902).
From her paper entitled "Self-Government the Best Means of Self-Development," which was read to the United States Senate Committee on Woman Suffrage at a hearing on March 7, 1884.
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