Quotation by Angelina Grimké

... instead of being a help meet to man, in the highest, noblest sense of the term, as a companion, a co-worker, an equal; she has been a mere appendage of his being, an instrument of his convenience and pleasure, the pretty toy with which he wiled [sic] away his leisure moments, or the pet animal whom he humored into playfulness and submission.
Angelina Grimké (1805–1879), U.S. abolitionist and feminist. Letters to Catherine Beecher, letter #12 (1837).

In a letter dated October 2, 1837.
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