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“Women have suffered too much from the Conspiracy of Silence to allow that conspiracy to last one minute longer. It has been an established and admitted rule in the medical profession to keep a wife in ignorance of the fact that she has become the victim of venereal disease.”
“People are led to reason thus: a woman who is a wife is one who has made a permanent sex bargain for her maintenance; the woman who is not married must therefore make a temporary bargain of the same kind.”
“... there were some Labourists saying that other things must be dealt with before women got the vote. It was humanly natural that they, as men, should say so. Our business as women was to recognize this and act accordingly.”
“Never lose your temper with the Press or the public is a major rule of political life.”
“Ability is sexless.”
Christabel Pankhurst, English suffragist, evangelist
(1880 - 1958)
Full name: Dame Christabel Harriette Pankhurst.