From HBO's current series, John Adams: On the eve of revolution, the colonies' Continental Congress hesitant to declare war despite the actions of King George against the colonists, sparks this conversation:
Abigail Adams: Send a woman to the Congress. She might knock some sense into them.
John Adams: This is not a question of men and women Abigail. This is a matter of politics.
Abigail: Politics. Politics?
Abigail: And do women not live politics John Adams? When I go to the cupboard and I find no coffee, no sugar, no pins and no meat, am I not living politics?