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Antoinette Brown Blackwell
“... the sexes in each species of beings ... are always true equivalents — equals but not identicals ...”
“... if human justice is to supplement Nature's provisions, all family duties must be shared equitably, in person or by proxy.”
“Any positive thinker is compelled to see everything in the light of his own convictions.”
“Mr. Darwin ... has failed to hold definitely before his mind the principle that the difference of sex, whatever it may consist in, must itself be subject to natural selection and to evolution.”
“If woman's sole responsibility is of the domestic type, one class will be crushed by it, and the other throw it off as a badge of poverty. The poor man's motto, 'Woman's work is never done,' leads inevitably to its antithesis — ladies' work is never begun.”
“Work, alternated with needful rest, is the salvation of man or woman.”
“Nature is just enough; but men and women must comprehend and accept her suggestions.”
“Plants live; how much they feel and enjoy, who shall say?”
“The brain is not, and cannot be, the sole or complete organ of thought and feeling.”
Antoinette Brown Blackwell, U.S. poet, writer, minister, suffragist, abolitionist
(1825 - 1921)
Full name: Antoinette Louisa Brown Blackwell.