„Man treats woman as his own property and not as being capable of feelings, like himself. The way man treats women is much worse than the way landlords treat servants and the high-caste treat the low-caste. These treat them so demeaningly only in situations mutually affecting them; but men treat cruelly and as slaves, from their birth till death.“
— Periyar E. V. Ramasamy Tamil politician and social reformer 1879 - 1973
Quoted in [.http://books.google.co.in/books?id=ibnZAAAAMAAJ Indian Journal of Social Development: An International Journal, Volume 7], p220.