This pretty ring? I will give it to the first man who tells me he would like to be a woman. It is delightful to be a woman; but every man thanks the Lord devoutly that he isn't one.
1883 The Story of an African Farm, ch.17,'Lyndall'.
Men are like the earth and we are the moon; we turn always onesidetothem, and they think there isno other, because they don't see itbut there is.Iron
Give us labour and the training which fits for labour! We demand this, not for ourselves alone, but for the race.Iron
With each generation the entire race passes through the body of its womanhood as through a mould, reappearing withtheindeliblemarks ofthat mould upon it, that as the os cervix of woman, through which the head of the human infant passes at birth, forms a ring, determining for ever the size at birth of the human head?so exactly the intellectual capacity, the physical vigour, the emotional depth of woman, forms also an untranscendable circle, circumscribing with each successive generation the limits of expansion of the human race. 720Iron
We are cursed,Waldo, born cursed from the time our mothersbring usintotheworld tilltheshroudsare puton us.Iron