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Quotation by Sarah M. Grimke
... the virtue of female slaves is wholly at the mercy of irresponsible tyrants, and women are bought and sold in our slave markets, to gratify the brutal lust of those who bear the name of Christians.
Sarah M. Grimke (1792–1873), U.S. abolitionist and feminist. Letters on the Equality of the Sexes and the Condition of Woman, letter #8: dated 1837 (1838).
Grimke, the daughter of a wealthy South Carolina slaveowner, had witnessed slavery at first hand and was passionately opposed to it.
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