Review: Spinster by Kate Bolick

November 30, 0002 12:00 AM

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In 1892, Elizabeth Cady Stanton delivered a famous speech called “The Solitude of Self.”

At 77, Stanton was retiring as president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. She declared, “No matter how women prefer to lean, to be protected and supported, nor how much men desire to have them do so, they must make the voyage of life alone.” Equal rights for women were important,...

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