Abby Kelley on the “Woman Question”

Kelley responds to an argument advanced by many, namely, that public opinion is against having women speak in public.  “I would appeal to common sense, whether public opinion is a safe guard?  Has not this same despot, ruling with an iron sceptre, legalized every sin?   Farewell then, public opinion …. thou art an unsafe and bad teacher. ”   (Liberator, March 27, 1840)

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