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Cyrstal Eastman

  • Indifference is harder to fight than hostility, and there is nothing that kills an agitation like having everybody admit that it is fundamentally right.

    • Cyrstal Eastman,
    • in Time and Tide ()
  • I took a small flat for myself and the children ... My husband took a room in a clean rooming house within easy walking distance of his office. ... It is wonderful sometimes to be alone in the night and just know that someone loves you. In other moods you must have that lover in your arms. Marriage under two roofs makes room for moods.

    • Cyrstal Eastman,
    • "Marriage Under Two Roofs," in Cosmopolitan ()
  • A good deal of tyranny goes by the name of protection.

    • Cyrstal Eastman,
    • in Equal Rights ()
  • ... there is nothing more irritating to a feminist than the average 'Woman's Page' of a newspaper, with its out-dated assumption that all women have a common trade interest in the household arts, and a common leisure interest in clothes and the doings of 'high society.' Women's interests to-day are as wide as the world. I doubt if there is anything from deep-sea fishing to high-altitude flying that is not of absorbing interest to some woman somewhere.

    • Cyrstal Eastman,
    • "What Shall We Do With the Woman's Page?" in Time and Tide ()
  • Life is a big battle for the complete feminist ...

    • Cyrstal Eastman,
    • 1918, in Blanche Wiesen Cook, Crystal Eastman on Women and Revolution ()
  • No more astounding relic of the subjection of women survives in western civilization than the status of the prostitute ... In connection with what other illegal vice is the seller alone penalized, and not the buyer?

    • Cyrstal Eastman,
    • 1919, in Blanche Wiesen Cook, Crystal Eastman on Women and Revolution ()
  • The average man has a carefully cultivated ignorance about household matters — from what to do with the crumbs to the grocer's telephone number — a sort of cheerful inefficiency which protects him ...

    • Cyrstal Eastman,
    • 1920, in Blanche Wiesen Cook, Crystal Eastman on Women and Revolution ()
  • Two business women can 'make a home' together without either one being over-burdened or over-bored. It is because they both know how and both feel responsible. But it is a rare man who can marry one of them and continue the home-making partnership.

    • Cyrstal Eastman,
    • 1920, in Blanche Wiesen Cook, Crystal Eastman on Women and Revolution ()
  • The last thing a man becomes progressive about is the activities of his own wife.

    • Cyrstal Eastman,
    • in NAWSA proceedings ()

Cyrstal Eastman, U.S. labor lawyer, industrial safety pioneer

(1881 - 1928)