Women have cleaned up things since time began, and if women get into politics there will be a cleaning up of pigeon-holes and forgotten corners in which the dust of years have fallen. -- early women's rights activist Nellie McClung, speaking a bit optimistically.
When I hear men talk about women being the angel of the home I always, mentally at least, shrug my shoulders in doubt. I do not want to be the angel of any home; I want for myself what I want for other women, absolute equality. After that is secured then men ad women can take turns being angels. -- Agnes MacPhail (1925)