Is it right that your mother, your sister… should be classed with criminals and lunatics… ? Is it right that while the gambler, the drunkard, and even the wife-beater has a vote, earnest, educated and refined women are denied it?… Is it right… that a mother… should be thought unworthy of a vote that is freely given to the blasphemer, the liar, the seducer,and the profligate? – Kate Sheppard who was born on this day in 1847.
She also said:
All that separates, whether of race, class, creed, or sex, is inhuman, and must be overcome.