Why women weren’t allowed to be stockbrokers

“One can easily imagine the effect produced by several hundred women interested in stocks, being present at a panic and giving way with feminine impulsiveness to the feelings of the hour…. A bevy of dames dissolved in tears, with hair disheveled, and giving way to hysterics.”
~William Worthington Fowler, Twenty Years of Inside Life in Wall Street; or, Revelations of the Personal Experiences of a Speculator, 1880


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