Quotation by National Woman Suffrage Association

... woman was made first for her own happiness, with the absolute right to herself ... we deny that dogma of the centuries, incorporated in the codes of all nations—that woman was made for man ...
National Woman Suffrage Association. As quoted in The History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 3, ch. 27, by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Matilda Joslyn Gage (1886).

From the Association's "Declaration of the Rights of Woman," written for the centennial of American independence. Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906) read it on July 4, 1876, from the steps of Independence Hall in Philadelphia.
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