Margaret Sanger, "A QUESTION," Aug 1914.
Published article. Source: The Woman Rebel, Vol. 1, No. 6, Aug. 1914, 45 , Margaret Sanger Microfilm C16:559 .
The question has been asked: What would THE WOMAN REBEL do with Rebecca Edelson if she were in Dr. Katherine B. Davis' position?
No woman rebel would ever find herself in such a degraded position. The view of the revolutionary woman is expressed adequately enough in other columns of this number.
We have no respect for the type of so-called "modern" and "advanced" woman who becomes a willing and efficient slave of the present system, the woman who curries favors of capitalists and politicians in order to gain power and the cheap and fulsome praise of cheaper and more fulsome newspapers. If this is what "emancipation" means, give us the old slavery. As a matter of fact, it is the most degrading form of slavery to be forced to prey upon the misery of others for your livelihood. This Blackwell's drama should teach the suffrage advocates that they need expect no loyalty from the renegade members of their own sex who sell themselves to corrupt politicians as detectives, policewomen, and spies.
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