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Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 1815-1902 (Social activist, abolitionist, author)

“What will we and our daughters suffer if these degraded black men are allowed to have the rights that would make them even worse than our Saxon fathers?” 

Anna Howard Shaw, 1847-1919 (Physician, Methodist minister, president of the National Woman Suffrage Association)

“You have put the ballot in the hands of your black men, thus making them political superiors of white women. Never before in the history of the world have men made former slaves the political masters of their former mistresses!”

Frances Willard, 1839-1898 (Feminist lecturer, founder of the National Council of Women, anti-child abuse activist)

“Alien illiterates rule our cities today; the saloon is their palace, and the toddy stick their scepter. The colored race multiplies like the locusts of Egypt.” 

Carrie Chapman Catt, 1859-1947 (Founder of the League of Women Voters)

“White supremacy will be strengthened, not weakened, by women’s suffrage.” 

Rebecca Ann Latimer Felton, 1835-1930 (First woman to serve in the Senate)

“I do not want to see a negro man walk to the polls and vote on who should handle my tax money, while I myself cannot vote at all…When there is not enough religion in the pulpit to organize a crusade against sin; nor justice in the court house to promptly punish crime; nor manhood enough in the nation to put a sheltering arm about innocence and virtue—-if it needs lynching to protect woman’s dearest possession from the ravening human beasts—-then I say lynch, a thousand times a week if necessary.” 

Excerpted from an article by Mallory Ortberg, The Toast

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My stupid horse and his fucking friend just ran right into each other. People used to ride these things into battle. People used to be dependent on these beasts for transport and the plowing of fields. People write novels and poems about these morons. Steven Spielberg made an entire movie based on how majestic and proud these creatures are. What a bunch of useless pieces of crap.