• You ask whether a woman should be paid the same wages as man when she does the same work? To this, there can be but one answer. If she does the same quantity and quality of work under the same conditions as a man, simple justice requires that she should be paid the same. wages. To deny her this is to deny her justice.

    John Peter Altgeld (1890). “Live Questions: Including Our Penal Machinery and Its Victims”