Quotation by Catherine E. Beecher

... it is the right and duty of every woman to employ the power of organization and agitation in order to gain those advantages which are given to the one sex and unjustly withheld from the other.
Catherine E. Beecher (1800–1878), U.S. educator and author. Woman's Profession as Mother and Educator with Views in Opposition to Woman Suffrage (1872).

From an address delivered on December 10, 1870, at the Music Hall of Boston. Beecher, an important advocate of the systematization of housework and of education and economic independence for women, nonetheless was never captivated by the era's woman suffrage movement. She favored suffrage only for women whose names appeared on the tax rolls; hers probably did, as she was single and self-supporting.
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