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    Men’s minds must be free, and that means the minds of all, not the minds of a select few.
    Mary Barnett Gilson (1877–?)

    It means eating your words, this thing of refusing to be a fence-sitter, but I’d rather eat my words than get calluses from sitting.
    No one who has not experienced the condescension of a buyer toward an ordinary salesgirl can have any conception of its withering effect.
    Mary Barnett Gilson (1877–?)

    It is my conviction that in general women are more snobbish and class conscious than men and that these ignoble traits are a product of men’s attitude toward women and women’s passive acceptance of this attitude.
    —Mary Barnett Gilson (1877–?)

    ... there are persons who seem to have overcome obstacles and by character and perseverance to have risen to the top. But we have no record of the numbers of able persons who fall by the wayside, persons who, with enough encouragement and opportunity, might make great contributions.
    —Mary Barnett Gilson (1877–?)

    O how terrible it must be for a young man—
    seated before a family and the family thinking
    We never saw him before! He wants our Mary Lou!
    After tea and homemade cookies they ask What do you do for a living
    Gregory Corso (b. 1930)

    I complacently accepted the social order in which I was brought up. I probably would have continued in my complacency if the happy necessity of self-support had not fallen to my lot; if self-support had not deepened and widened my contacts and my experience.
    —Mary Barnett Gilson (1877–?)