The sum and substance of female education in America, as in England, is training women to consider marriage as the sole object in life, and to pretend that they do not think so.
Martineau wrote many books and a multitude of essays from a sociological, holistic, religious, domestic, and perhaps most controversially, feminine perspective
If women want any rights more than they's got, why don't they just take them, and not be talking about it.
Ain’t I a Woman?” speech was popular because it challenged prevailing notions of racial and gender inferiority and inequality
"What becomes a crime deserving capital punishment when the tables are turned is a matter of small moment when the negro woman is the accusing party."
Gilman became a spokesperson on topics such as women's perspectives on work, dress reform, and family. Housework, she argued, should be equally shared by men and women, and that at an early age women should be encouraged to be independent.
“There is no female mind. The brain is not an organ of sex. Might as well speak of a female liver."
Ida B. Wells showed African-American women that they can speak out and fight for their rights. By portraying the horrors of lynching, she worked to show that racial and gender discrimination are linked, furthering the black feminist cause.
Addams was the founder of Hull House, a famous social settlement. She also was a spokesperson for progressive reform.
“I am not one of those who believe - broadly speaking - that women are better than men. We have not wrecked railroads, nor corrupted legislatures, nor done many unholy things that men have done; but then we must remember that we have not had the chance. ”