Women

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    Modesty and taste are questions of latitude and education; the more people know,—the more their ideas are expanded by travel, experience, and observation,—the less easily they are shocked. The narrowness and bigotry of women are the result of their circumscribed sphere of thought and action.
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815–1902)

    An immoderate fondness for dress, for pleasure, and for sway, are the passions of savages; the passions that occupy those uncivilized beings who have not yet extended the dominion of the mind, or even learned to think with the energy necessary to concatenate that abstract train of thought which produces principles.... that women from their education and the present state of civilized life, are in the same condition, cannot ... be controverted.
    Mary Wollstonecraft (1759–1797)

    Your women of honour, as you call ‘em, are only chary of their reputations, not their persons; and ‘tis scandal that they would avoid, not men.
    William Wycherley (1640–1716)