People seem to think that just because a person’s female and pretty, they’re not supposed to do magic and they’re supposed to stay at home and have babies and be obedient and be married to a—THAT man! Why is that? Why? How would YOU like it, Mr. Olaf, if I shut you up in a house for the rest of your life and made you marry an OGRESS?
-pg164, Year of the Griffin by Diana Wynne Jones
How can you not love that speech?