Elizabeth Cady Stanton on gender parity from 1874:
The talk about women being so much above men, celestial, ethereal, and all that, is sentimental nonsense. … The real woman is not up in the clouds nor among the stars, but down here upon earth by the side of man. She is on the same material plane with man, striving and working to support herself.
Basically says it all. Via Popular History.