“Do you acknowledge the power of looking into futurity, and seeing things that are not, as if they were, as an attribute of the Creator? And should he, by an impression on the minds of his creatures, think fit to impart to them some event hid in the shades of time yet unborn, to whom would the secret be revealed by immediate inspiration?”

– Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

“Do you not fear that our French legislators, who are correcting this morality, which was for such a long time appended to the realm of politics but is no longer fashionable, will again say to you, ‘Women, what do we have in common with you?’ You must answer, ‘Everything!’” – Marie-Olympes de Gouges in Declaration of the Rights of Women and Citizens