(Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906), U.S. suffragist. As quoted in Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony, vol. 3, ch. 58, by Ida Husted Harper (1908).
With this line written in her diary on September 10, 1900, Anthony noted the success of a long and costly campaign to get women admitted to the University of Rochester on the same basis as men. Despite her advanced age, she had played a major role in the effort. She apparently made the diary entry immediately after returning home from a meeting with the University of Rochester's Board of Trustees.)
Freedom, my good girl, means being able to count on how other people will behave.
(George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (First produced 1910). Joey Percival, in Misalliance, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 4, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1972).)
Dianne's not one of the boys, but she's not one of the girls, either.
(Marcia Smolens, U.S. political campaign aide. As quoted in Dianne Feinstein, ch. 15, by Jerry Roberts (1994).
Smolens, formerly a campaign aide to Senator Dianne Feinstein (b. 1933) of California, was commenting on Feinstein's apparent lack of conscious self-identification as a feminist.)
Do you have to open graves to find girls to fall in love with?
(John L. Balderston (1899-1954), U.S. screenwriter. Karl Freund. Helen Grosvenor (Zita Johann), The Mummy, to young archaeologist Frank Whemple (1932).
From the story by Nina Wilcox Putnam and Richard Schayer.)
If there is anything I really fear it is the mind of a young girl.
(Jane Heap (c. 1880-1964), U.S. artist and editor. As quoted in The Strange Necessity, part 1, by Margaret Anderson (1969).
Said in 1920, when Heap and her co-editor, Margaret Anderson, were on trial for publishing sections of the Irish novelist James Joyce's controversial masterpiece, Ulysses, in their literary journal, The Little Review. Two years later, the American expatriate Sylvia Beach, who had become a Parisian bookseller, published the complete Ulysses in book form. Here, Heap was reacting privately to the prosecutor's assertion in court that reading Ulysses would endanger "the minds of young girls." Ultimately, Anderson and Heap were convicted and fined $100.)