August Bebel – The Social Position of Women Today (1891)
What is more, to the extent that they are excluded from having an influence on either of these things by our public institutions, women must encourage the men to get involved. For their part, the men must understand what an enormous power factor the women’s support for their efforts represents. The Catholic church understood this better than anybody else: it always sought to achieve its main influence through women. In future, the movement behind which the women stand will be the victorious one.