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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Activist
Nation: American
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I know that some endeavor to throw the mantle of romance over the subject and treat woman like some ideal existence, not liable to the ills of life. Let those deal in fancy who have nothing better to deal in; we have to do with sober, sad realities, with stubborn facts.

Tags: Life, Sad, Woman

I suppose you all grant that woman is a human being. If she has a right to life she has a right to earn a support for that life. If a human being, she has a right to have her powers and faculties as a human being developed. If developed, she has a right to exercise them.

Tags: Human, Life, Woman

If they are unsuccessful in married life, who suffers more the bitter consequences of poverty than the wife? But if successful, she has not a dollar to call her own.

Tags: Life, Successful, Wife

If you allow one single germ, one single seed of slavery to remain in the soil of America... that germ will spring up, that noxious weed will thrive, and again stifle the growth, wither the leaves, blast the flowers and poison the fair fruits of freedom.

Tags: America, Freedom, Single

In case of separation, why should the children be taken from the protecting care of the mother? Who has a better right to them than she? How much do fathers generally do toward bringing them up?

Tags: Care, Children, Mother

In the laws of the land, she has no rights; in government she has no voice. And in spite of another principle recognized in this Republic, namely, that 'taxation without representation is tyranny,' she is taxed without being represented.

Tags: Another, Government, She

It is high time to compel man by the might of right to give woman her political, legal and social rights. She will find her own sphere in accordance with her capacities, powers and tastes; and yet she will be woman still.

Tags: Legal, Time, Woman

Much is said about the burdens and responsibilities of married men. Responsibilities indeed there are, if they but felt them: but as to burdens what are they?

Tags: Married, Men, Said

She had her reward! - that reward of which no enemie could deprive her, which no slanders could make less precious - the eternal reward of knowing that she had done her duty.

Tags: Done, Her, She

The main cause is a pernicious falsehood propagated against her being, namely that she is inferior by her nature. Inferior in what? What has man ever done that woman, under the same advantages could not do?

Tags: Done, Nature, Woman

The mass of the people commence life with no other capital than the union of head, hearts and hands. To the benefit of this best of capital the wife has no right.

Tags: Best, Life, Wife

It is an interesting and demonstrable fact, that all children are atheists and were religion not inculcated into their minds, they would remain so.

Tags: Children, Fact, Religion

If any difference should be made by law between husband and wife, reason, justice and humanity, if their voices were heard, would dictate that it should be in her favor.

Tags: Husband, Justice, Wife

Carry out the republican principle of universal suffrage, or strike it from your banners and substitute 'Freedom and Power to one half of society, and Submission and Slavery to the other.'

Tags: Freedom, Power, Society

Fathers like to have children good-natured, well-behaved, and comfortable, but how to put them in that desirable condition is out of their philosophy.

Tags: Children, Philosophy, Put

Do you not yet understand what has made woman what she is? Then see what the sickly taste and perverted judgment of man now admires in woman.

Tags: She, Understand, Woman

Agitate! Agitate! Ought to be the motto of every reformer. Agitation is the opposite of stagnation - the one is life, the other death.

Tags: Death, Life, Motto

Books and opinions, no matter from whom they came, if they are in opposition to human rights, are nothing but dead letters.

Tags: Dead, Human, Matter

Emancipation from every kind of bondage is my principle. I go for recognition of human rights, without distinction of sect, party, sex, or color.

Tags: Human, Rights, Sex

I asked God if it was a sin and He didn't say anything.

Tags: Asked, God, Sin

If God is pleased in making you sick and unhappy, I hate God.

Tags: God, Hate, Sick

No! on Human Rights and Freedom, on a subject that is as self-evident as that two and two make four, there is no need of any written authority.

Tags: Freedom, Human, Rights

Slavery and freedom cannot exist together.

Tags: Cannot, Freedom, Together

The few bright meteors in man's intellectual horizon could well be matched by women, were she allowed to occupy the same elevated position.

Tags: Few, She, Women

There is no reason against woman's elevation, but prejudices.

Tags: Against, Reason, Woman

We have hardly an adequate idea how all-powerful law is in forming public opinion, in giving tone and character to the mass of society.

Tags: Character, Giving, Society
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When a man comes to me and tries to convince me that he is not a thief, then I take care of my coppers.

Tags: Care, Convince, Thief

Why should women not be a martyr for her cause?

Tags: Her, Why, Women

Again, I shall be told that the law presumes the husband to be kind, affectionate, and ready to provide for and protect his wife. But what right, I ask, has the law to presume at all on the subject?

Tags: Husband, Law, Wife

All that I can tell you is, that I used my humble powers to the uttermost, and raised my voice in behalf of Human Rights in general, and the elevation and Rights of Woman in particular, nearly all my life.

Tags: Humble, Life, Woman

Away with that folly that her rights would be detrimental to her character - that if she were recognized as the equal to a man she would cease to be a woman!

Tags: Away, Character, Woman

Blind submission in women is considered a virtue, while submission to wrong is itself wrong, and resistance to wrong is virtue alike in women as in man.

Tags: While, Women, Wrong

But it will be said that the husband provides for the wife, or in other words, he feeds, clothes and shelters her! I wish I had the power to make every one before me fully realize the degradation contained in that idea.

Tags: Husband, Power, Wife

But say some, would you expose woman to the contact of rough, rude, drinking, swearing, fighting men at the ballot box? What a humiliating confession lies in this plea for keeping woman in the background!

Tags: Men, Rude, Woman

Cultivate the frontal portion of her brain as much as that of man is cultivated, and she will stand his equal at least. Even now, where her mind has been called out at all, her intellect is as bright, as capacious, and as powerful as his.

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From the cradle to the grave she is subject to the power and control of man. Father, guardian, or husband, one conveys her like some piece of merchandise over to the other.

Tags: Father, Husband, Power

With power comes the abuse of power. And where there are bosses, there are crazy bosses. It's nothing new.

Tags: Abuse, Crazy, Power

While many people think that we as reporters are whining and that this is a time of war, we are really the conveyors of truth in a very critical time and people need to know that truth.

Tags: Time, Truth, War

We are really the conveyors of truth in a very critical time and people need to know that truth.

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In a way, you might say that David Duke is the son of Willie Horton. Duke is more overt, of course, but he's really just pushing the same buttons and sending the same coded messages that the Horton ads did so effectively for the Bush campaign last year.

Tags: Last, Son, Year

Designing bridal is perfect for me, because black is my least favorite color, if you could call it a color.

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For my kids, I cook everything. We have dinner every night, pretty much, just the four of us: my husband and me and our two kids.

Tags: Husband, Night, Pretty

I bike around New York City as a way of getting everywhere I need to go.

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I have always wanted to own a homemade ice cream shop!

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I love to cook and entertain.

Tags: Cook, Entertain, Love

I really don't like take-out.

Tags: Good, Makeup, Natural

If you splurge, do it on an item that's fun, because you'll feel good whenever you put it on.

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My culinary wardrobe is the same as my biking wardrobe, just no shoes.

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My mother always taught me to wear clothes for myself and not to follow trends as trends will end!

Tags: End, Follow, Mother

The hands really show signs of age.

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The wisest advice I ever received regarding the kitchen came from my mother: 'Do the dishes while you're cooking.'

Tags: Advice, Mother, While

The most overrated ingredients are garlic and extra-virgin olive oil. With garlic, it's personal; I have never been that big of a fan of its flavor. As for extra-virgin olive oil, I do use it quite often but its ubiquity serves to overshadow many wonderful oils like pistachio, walnut, argan and even grapeseed.

Tags: Big, Often, Wonderful