Quotation by Catherine E. Beecher

When institutions are endowed to train women for all departments connected with the family state, domestic labor, now so shunned and disgraced, will become honorable, will gain liberal compensation, and will enable every woman to secure an independence in employments suited to her sex. And when this is attained, there will be few or none who wish to enter the professions of men or take charge of civil government.
Catherine E. Beecher (1800–1878), U.S. educator and author. Woman Suffrage and Woman's Profession (1871).

Though passionately committed to education for girls and women, Beecher opposed woman suffrage.
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