Quotation by Susan B. Anthony

... even if the right to vote brought to women no better work, no better pay, no better conditions in any way, she should have it for her own self-respect and to compel man's respect for her.
Susan B. Anthony (1820–1906), U.S. suffragist. As quoted in Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony, vol. 3, ch. 62, by Ida Husted Harper (1908).

In a letter dated June 27, 1903, to Margaret A. Haley, President of the National Federation of Teachers. Anthony believed, and counselled Haley to argue, that women could force improvement in their salaries and working conditions if they had to the power of the ballot; she emphasized, nonetheless, that the vote was inherently essential.
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