Nowhere is woman treated according to the merit of her work, but rather as a sex. It is therefore almost inevitable that she should pay for her right to exist, to keep a position in whatever line, with sex favors. Thus it is merely a question of degree whether she sells herself to one man, in or out of marriage, or to many men!… the economic and social inferiority of woman is responsible for prostitution.
Emma Goldman (1869–1940), U.S. anarchist, labor organizer, and author. Feminism, ch. 5 (1910).