Quotation by Katharine Pearson Woods

...we shall never be the people we should and might be until we have learned that it is the first and most important business of a nation to protect its women, not by any puling sentimentality of queenship, chivalry or angelhood, but by making it possible for them to earn an honest living.
Katharine Pearson Woods (1853–1923), U.S. author, teacher, and social service worker. What America Owes to Women, ch. 43 (1893).

In an essay deploring the low pay and poor working conditions of the less fortunate employed women.
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