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Female Suffrage

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Author: Susan Fenimore Cooper (Amabel Penfeather)
Published: 1870
Language: English
Wordcount: 15,106 / 50 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 40.3
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 1,339
mnybks.net#: 1897
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r, still, in no state of society, however highly cultivated, has perfect equality yet existed. This difference in physical strength must, in itself, always prevent such perfect equality, since woman is compelled every day of her life to appeal to man for protection, and for support.

SECONDLY. Woman is also, though in a very much less degree, inferior to man in intellect. The difference in this particular may very probably be only a consequence of greater physical strength, giving greater power of endurance and increase of force to the intellectual faculty connected with it. In many cases, as between the best individual minds of both sexes, the difference is no doubt very slight. There have been women of a very high order of genius; there have been very many women of great talent; and, as regards what is commonly called cleverness, a general quickness and clearness of mind within limited bounds, the number of clever women may possibly have been even larger than that of clever men. But, taking the one infall

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