Let a youth start as errand boy and he will work his way up until he is one of the firm. Girls are just as smart, a great deal quicker to learn; why, then, can they not do the same? As all occupations for women are filled why not start some new ones.
—  What Girls Are Good For – 20-year-old Nellie Bly (b. May 5, 1864) responds to a patronizing chauvinist before starting one of those new occupations for women herself as the world’s first female investigative journalist