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Mary Ashton Livermore
(1820-1905) born on
Dec 19
US journalist, social reformer, lecturer. She edited "The Agitator," 1869 and "Woman's Journal," 1870-72; lectured for 25 years for temperance and suffrage.
Above the titles of wife and mother, which, although dear, are transitory and accidental, there is the title human being, which precedes and out-ranks every other.

For humanity has moved forward to an era when wrong and slavery are being displaced, and reason and justice are being recognized as the rule of life . . .
One would suppose in reading them that women possess but one class of physical organs, and that these are always diseased. Such teaching is pestiferous, and tends to cause and perpetuate the very evils it professes to remedy.
The age looks steadily to the redressing of wrong, to the righting of every form of error and injustice; and a tireless and prying philanthropy, which is almost omniscient, is one of the most hopeful characteristics of the time.
Courage, then, for the end draws near! A few more years of persistent, faithful work and the women of the United States will he recognized as the legal equals of men.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "What Shall We Do with Our Daughters?," Ch. 7, 1883.
R: "What Shall We Do with Our Daughters?," Ch. 1, 1883.
A: On books written by men physicians; "What Shall We Do with Our Daughters?," Ch. 2, 1883.
N: "What Shall We Do with Our Daughters?," Ch. 1, 1883.
K: In "History of Woman Suffrage," vol.4, ch 22, by Susan B. Anthony and Ida Husted Harper, 1902.

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