So before you fought for the right to vote, you sought economic equality for women?
Yes, and a stay at a tavern during a speaking tour renewed my dedication to economic equality. The young tavern-owner’s wife prepared a perfect dinner and then a fine breakfast for me. I paid her and watched as she gave every penny to her lout of a husband. So, I set out in January on a four-month petition tour of most of New York’s counties. I traveled on trains and slogged through blizzards and ice storms riding in sleighs, collecting signatures to change the state law so women could have equal property and parental rights. There was no true freedom for woman without the possession of her property rights, and those rights could be obtained only through legislation.
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