Quotes of the Day for 26 August 2000 – Women's Suffrage
Eighty years ago today the Nineteenth Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified, granting the vote to women. Here are my four best quotes on the subject, I hope you don't mind that two of them are from England.
The Queen is most anxious to enlist everyone who can speak or write to join in checking this mad, wicked folly of "Women's Rights," with all its attendant horrors on which her poor, feeble sex is bent, forgetting every sense of womanly feeling and propriety.
- Queen Victoria
Half of the American people never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half.
- Gore Vidal
In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man; if you want anything done, ask a woman.
- Margaret Thatcher
I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand.
- Susan B. Anthony
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