What could women accomplish if they did not have to continually mind their skirts, keep them from dragging in the mud or getting trampled on the steps of an omnibus? If they had pockets! With pockets, women could conquer the world!

Theodora Goss
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Women are not allowed to be free. They are not allowed to make moves. They are not allowed to be strong. As long as women follow the norms of society, they will never be able to accomplish anything that men can do.

Source: The Strange Case Of The Alchemists Daughter

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