Let women issue a declaration of independence sexually, and absolutely refuse to cohabit with men until they are acknowledged as equals in everything, and the victory would be won in a single week.
Denounce me for advocating freedom if you can, and I will bear your curse with a better resignation.
Rude contact with facts chased my visions and dreams quickly away, and in their stead I beheld the horrors, the corruption, the evils and hypocrisy of society, and as I stood among them, a young wife, a great wail of agony went out from my soul.
I now announce myself as candidate for the Presidency. I anticipate criticism; but however unfavorable I trust that my sincerity will not be called into question.
I would like above any other place to go to Hartford. I want to face the conservatism there centered and compel it into decency.
It makes no difference who or what you are, old or young, black or white, pagan, Jew, or Christian, I want to love you all and be loved by you all, and I mean to have your love.
To go behind a man's hall-door is mean, cowardly, unfair opposition.
Why is a woman to be treated differently? Woman suffrage will succeed, despite this miserable guerilla opposition.
If women would today would rise en masse and demand their emancipation, the men would be compelled to grant it.
Suffrage is a common right of citizenship. Women have the right of suffrage. Logically it cannot be escaped.
My judges preach against free love openly, practice it secretly.
When I found I had given birth to a human wreckage, to a child that was an imbecile, my heart was broken.
I come before you to declare that my sex are entitled to the inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
I am a free lover. I have an inalienable, constitutional and natural right to love whom I may, to love as long or short a period as I can; to change that love every day if I please.
I and others of my sex find ourselves controlled by a form of government in the inauguration of which we had no voice.
Woman, no less than man, can qualify herself for the more onerous occupations of life.
For a woman to consider a financial question was shuddered over as a profanity.
I do not shake hands from a sanitary standpoint.
My opinions and principles are subjects of just criticism. I put myself before the public voluntarily.