“I’m scared to go in the boys’ section”


I posted this quote two days ago. Worth repeating:

“As women, then, the first thing of importance is to be content to be inferior to men–inferior in mental power, in the same proportion that you are inferior in bodily strength. Facility of movement, aptitude, and grace, the bodily frame of woman may possess in a higher degree than that of man; just as in the softer touches of mental and spiritual beauty her character may present a lovelier page than his.” ~ Sarah Stickney Ellis, The Daughters of England: Their Position in Society, Character and Responsibilities (1842)

Over 160 years have passed since a prominent writer said this. Her idea still hasn’t died. Not even close.

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