Quotation by Anna Julia Cooper

... the majority of colored men do not yet think it worth while that women aspire to higher education.... The three R's, a little music and a good deal of dancing, a first rate dress-maker and a bottle of magnolia balm, are quite enough generally to render charming any woman possessed of tact and the capacity for worshipping masculinity.
Anna Julia Cooper (1859–1964), African American educator and feminist. A Voice from the South, part 1 (1892).

Though she specified "colored men" because she herself was half black, Cooper would probably have agreed that this judgment applied to men of other races as well.
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