I and others of my sex find ourselves controlled by a form of government in the inauguration of which we had no voice.
Suffrage is a common right of citizenship. Women have the right of suffrage. Logically it cannot be escaped.
Woman, no less than man, can qualify herself for the more onerous occupations of life.
When I found I had given birth to a human wreckage, to a child that was an imbecile, my heart was broken.
I do not shake hands from a sanitary standpoint.
While others prayed for the good time coming, I worked for it.
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.
The women of the country have the power in their own hands, in spite of the law and the government being altogether of the male order.
I shall not change my course because those who assume to be better than I desire it.
I ask the rights to pursue happiness by having a voice in that government to which I am accountable.