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Friday, May 12, 2006

100 years ago

“I have a mother, and I have a wife and a sister and daughters, and I wish to continue in the position of their supporter and their protector, and not to place them under the necessity of protecting their own political position. I do not wish them to have extended to them the right not only to vote, but to sit in this Chamber. It is man's duty to be here, and it is woman's duty to attend to the family.”

William Knox in an Australian House of Assembly debate, 1902.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi !

For a second i thought it was a quote from the Quaran.....

Greetings from Denmark