Elizabeth Gould Davis

Elizabeth Gould Davis (1910–1974) was an American librarian who wrote a feminist book called The First Sex.

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    [Women’s] apparent endorsement of male supremacy is ... a pathetic striving for self- respect, self-justification, and self-pardon. After fifteen hundred years of subjection to men, Western woman finds it almost unbearable to face the fact that she has been hoodwinked and enslaved by her inferiors—that the master is lesser than the slave.
    —Elizabeth Gould Davis (b. 1910)

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