LitBirthdays December 4, 2010

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December 4

Frances Power Cobbe (b. 1822) – Irish, Victorian-era human and animal rights activist, feminist

Read about Frances Power Cobbe here and here

A Frances Power Cobbe bibliography

Frances Power Cobbe’s writings online

By our law it is her goods and earnings, present and future, which belong to him from this moment.”

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“One question still further—your criminals? Do they always forfeit their entire property on conviction?”

“Only for the most heinous crimes; felony and murder, for example.”

“Pardon me; I must seem to you so stupid! Why is the property of the woman who commits Murder, and the property of the woman who commits Matrimony, dealt with alike by your law?”

(from Criminals, Idiots, Women, and Minors. Is the Classification Sound? (1869))

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