Quotation by Crystal Eastman

What is the problem of women's freedom? It seems to me to be this: how to arrange the world so that women can be human beings, with a chance to exercise their infinitely varied gifts in infinitely varied ways, instead of being destined by the accident of their sex to one field of activity—housework and child-raising. And second, if and when they choose housework and child-raising to have that occupation recognized by the world as work, requiring a definite economic reward and not merely entitling the performer to be dependent on some man.
Crystal Eastman (1881–1928), U.S. social/political activist and author. "Now We Can Begin," The Liberator (December 1920). On Women and Revolution, part 1 (1978).

Published at the end of the year when, after a 72-year struggle, American women were finally enfranchised.
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