Leo Tolstoy quote about women from Anna Karenina - Woman is deprived of rights from lack of education, and the lack of education results from the absence of rights.
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Woman is deprived of rights from lack of education, and the lack of education results from the absence of rights.
 Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina (1877). copy citation

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Author Leo Tolstoy
Source Anna Karenina
Topic women equality education
Date 1877
Language English
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Note Translated by Constance Garnett
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1399/1399-h/1399-h.htm

Context

“Alexey Alexandrovitch expressed the idea that the education of women is apt to be confounded with the emancipation of women, and that it is only so that it can be considered dangerous.
«I consider, on the contrary, that the two questions are inseparably connected together,» said Pestsov; «it is a vicious circle. Woman is deprived of rights from lack of education, and the lack of education results from the absence of rights. We must not forget that the subjection of women is so complete, and dates from such ages back that we are often unwilling to recognize the gulf that separates them from us,» said he.
«You said rights,» said Sergey Ivanovitch, waiting till Pestsov had finished, «meaning the right of sitting on juries, of voting, of presiding at official meetings, the right of entering the civil service, of sitting in parliament….»” source

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