"What is a labour victory? I maintain that it is a twofold thing. Workers must gain economic advantage, but they must also gain revolutionary spirit, in order to achieve a complete victory. For workers to gain a few cents more a day, a few minutes less a day, and go back to work with the same psychology, the same attitude toward society is to achieve a temporary gain and not a lasting victory."
Labor leader, activist, and feminist Helen Gurley Flynn played a leading role in the Industrial Workers of the World, was a founding member of the American Civil Liberties Union and a proponent of women's rights, birth control, and women's suffrage.