Rheta Childe Dorr (1868–1948) was an American author, journalist (muckraker) and social worker.

She was born at Omaha, Nebraska in 1868. After studying for two years at the University of Nebraska she became editor of the woman's department of the New York Evening Post (1902–1906), and a member of the staff of Hampton's Magazine (1908–1911). She made special investigations as a worker in factories, mills, and department stores in order to study the labor conditions for women and children. She was war correspondent for a syndicate of 21 newspapers during 1917–1918, and became foreign correspondent with headquarters at Prague in 1920. She died on August 8, 1948.

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There was never any question with me as to which I would choose, my boy or my work. I had to have both.
Rheta Childe Dorr (1866-1948), U.S. journalist. A Woman of Fifty, 2nd. ed., ch. 5 (1924). Dorr was divorced when her son was very young and had to struggle to raise him alone.
The theory [before the twentieth century] ... was that all the jobs in the world belonged by right to men, and that only men were by nature entitled to wages. If a woman earned money, outside domestic service, it was because some misfortune had deprived her of masculine protection.
Rheta Childe Dorr (1866-1948), U.S. journalist. A Woman of Fifty, 2nd. ed., ch. 2 (1924).
...women were fighting for limited freedom, the vote and more education. I wanted all the freedom, all the opportunity, all the equality there was in the world. I wanted to belong to the human race, not to a ladies' aid society to the human race.
Rheta Childe Dorr (1866-1948), U.S. journalist. A Woman of Fifty, 2nd. ed., ch. 6 (1924). Reflecting on the women's rights movement of the second half of the nineteenth century and how she, as a young woman, reacted to it.

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