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Judith Sargent Murray

  • Will it be said that the judgment of a male of two years old, is more sage than that of a female's of the same age? I believe the reverse is generally observed to be true. But from that period what partiality! how is the one exalted, and the other depressed, by the contrary modes of education which are adopted! the one is taught to aspire, and the other is early confined and limited. As their years increase, the sister must be wholly domesticated, while the brother is led by the hand through all the flowery paths of science.

    • Judith Sargent Murray,
    • "On the Equality of the Sexes," The Massachusetts Magazine ()
  • Religion is 'twixt God and my own soul, Nor saint, nor sage, can boundless thought control.

Judith Sargent Murray, U.S. advocate for women's rights, writer, playwright, poet

(1751 - 1820)

Also known as Constantia.