Feminist Quotes

This statue honoring racist, authoritarian anti-alcohol radical, and First-Wave feminist Frances Willard is on display at the US Capitol.

This statue honoring racist, authoritarian anti-alcohol radical, and First-Wave feminist Frances Willard is on display at the US Capitol.

It is not fair that they should vote, nor is it fair that a plantation Negro, who can neither read nor write, whose ideas are bounded by the fence of his own field and the price of his own mule, should be entrusted with the ballot … The Anglo-Saxon race will never submit to be dominated by the Negro …”Better whiskey and more of it” has been the rallying cry of great, dark-faced mobs … I pity the southerners … The problem on their hands is immeasurable. The colored race multiplies like the locusts of Egypt. The grog shop is their center of power. The safety of [white] women, of childhood, of the home, is menaced in a thousand localities.

– Women’s suffrage advocate (opponent of Black suffrage) and prohibitionist radical Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard, during an interview by the New York Voice, 1890

This is the reality of First-Wave feminism. See beyond the myth.

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