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S. She wrote in 1915 that women were denied fair political participation "except in the States which have been franchised by the good sense and common honesty of the men of those States—after due consideration and with the chivalric instinct that differentiates the coarse brutal male from the gentlemen of our nation. " – Address to the Senate November 21 1922
"When there is not enough religion in the pulpit to organize a crusade against sin; nor justice in the court house to promptly punish crime; nor manhood enough in the nation to put a Rebecca Latimer Feltonltering arm about innocence and virtue----if it needs lynching to protect woman's dearest possession from the ravening human beasts----then I say lynch a thousand times a week if necessary.

Rebecca Ann Fatimer Felton (June 10 1835 – January 24 1930) was an American writer lecturer reformer and politician who became the first woman to serve in the United States Senate. history. She was the most prominent woman in Georgia in the Progressive Era and was honored by appointment to the Senate; Rebecca Latimer Felton was sworn in on November 21 1922 and served one day the shortest serving Senator in U.