„Where did your Christ come from? From God and a woman! Man had nothing to do with Him.“

Ain't I a Woman? Speech (1851)
Context: That little man in black there, he says women can't have as much rights as men, 'cause Jesus Christ wasn't a woman! Where did your Christ come from? Where did your Christ come from? From God and a woman! Man had nothing to do with Him.

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—  Hugo Ball German author, poet and one of the leading Dada artists 1886 - 1927

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