Quotation by Catherine E. Beecher

... pure and intelligent women can be deceived and misled by the baser sort, their very innocence and experience making them credulous and the helpless tools of the guilty and bold.
Catherine E. Beecher (1800–1878), U.S. educator and author. Woman's Profession as Mother and Educator, with Views in Opposition to Woman Suffrage, "An Address to the Christian Women of America," (1872).

She was framing an argument against woman suffrage, claiming that "pure" women would be easily led to unfortunate voting choices.
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