Quotation by Anna Garlin Spencer

... prostitution requires for its diminution not only laws, well enforced, to abolish the traffic in womanhood; not only better social protection against harpies who seduce young girls seeking an honest livelihood; not only better chaperonage of young girls in exposed occupations; not only better opportunities for natural enjoyment of youthful pleasure under morally safe conditions; not only these—but most of all, greater power on the part of the average young girl to earn her own support under right conditions and for a living wage.
Anna Garlin Spencer (1851–1931), U.S. feminist, educator, author, and Unitarian minister. Woman's Share in Social Culture, ch. 5 (1913).
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