Quotation by Belva Lockwood

Your favor containing the question, as to whether I consider myself a "new woman" is before me. As a rule I do not consider myself at all. I am, and always have been a progressive woman, and while never directly attacking the conventionalities of society, have always done, or attempted to do those things which I have considered conducive to my health, convenience or emolument ...
Belva Lockwood (1830–1917), U.S. lawyer and political activist. As quoted in The Female Experience, ch. 76, by Gerda Lerner (1977).

Written on November 21, 1897.
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