• A woman cannot live in the light of intellect. Society forbids it. Those conventional frivolities, which are called her 'duties', forbid it. Her 'domestic duties', high-sounding words, which, for the most part, are but bad habits (which she has not the courage to enfranchise herself from, the strength to break through), forbid it.

    Florence Nightingale (1991). “Cassandra: And Other Selections from Suggestions for Thought”, Pickering & Chatto Publishers