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George Sand (1804-1876): writer, feminist, and muse for Chopin, Flaubert and Proust. Secondary to her more significant achievements, Sand caused scandal in Paris by wearing clothes traditionally intended for men and smoking tobacco. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Sand

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George Sand. "Once my heart was captured, reason was shown the door, deliberately and with a sort of frantic joy. I accepted everything, I believed everything, without struggle, without suffering, without regret, without false shame. How can one blush for what one adores?"

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"I am a woman, but I will not be ignored or set aside because of my gender. I have a voice, and I will be heard." -George Sand

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