All history attests that man has subjected woman to his will,
Used her as a means to promote his selfish gratification, to minister to his sensual pleasures, to be instrumental in promoting his comfort;
But never has he desired to elevate her to that rank she was created to fill.
He has done all he could to debase and enslave her mind; and now he looks triumphantly on the ruin he has wrought, and say;
The being he has thus deeply injured is his inferior.
Sarah Moore Grimke