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“I fired the ball for the purpose of giving those dudes to understand upon what ground I stood, believing that those of this class who believe that there are no women capable of taking care of themselves when young, would inform their friends that they might be in danger of their lives if they approached me.”
“A woman reasons by telegraph, and his [a man's] stage-coach reasoning cannot keep pace with hers.”
“[On her wearing pants:] The greatest sorrows from which women suffer today are those physical, moral and mental ones, that are caused by their unhygienic manner of dressing! The want of the ballot is but a toy by comparison.”
“[Addressing her male readers:] You are not our protectors. ... If you were, who would there be to protect us from?”
“If it is right to be legally married, it is right to be legally divorced ... To be deprived of a Divorce is like being shut up in prison because someone attempted to kill you. It is just as honorable to get out of matrimonial trouble legally, as to be freed from any other wrong.”
Mary Walker, U.S. physician
(1832 - 1919)
Full name: Mary Edwards Walker.