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... we are not dreamers or fanatics; and we know that the ballot when we get it, will achieve for woman no more than it has achieved for man.... The ballot is not even half the loaf; it is only a crust—a crumb. The ballot touches only those interests, either of women or men, which take their root in political questions. But woman's chief discontent is not with her political, but with her social, and particularly her marital bondage. The solemn and profound question of marriage ... [ellipsis in source] is of more vital consequence to woman's welfare, reaches down to a deeper depth in woman's heart, and more thoroughly constitutes the core of the woman's movement, than any such superficial and fragmentary question as woman's suffrage.
Laura Bullard, U.S. feminist and author. As quoted in Everyone Was Brave, ch. 1, by William L. O'Neill (1971).

From an article entitled "What Flag Shall We Fly?," Which was first published in the October 27, 1870, issue of Revolution, a weekly journal edited by the most prominent suffragists of their time, Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906) and Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815- 1902).
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