The identification of femininity with morality and a belief in the innate moral superiority of women were fundamental to the cult of female domesticity in the nineteenth-century United States. Ironically, this ideology of female benevolence empowered women in the realm of social activism, enabling them to escape the confines of their traditional domestic spheres and to enter prisons, hospitals, battlefields, and slums. By following this path, some women came to wield considerable authority in the distribution of resources and services in their communities.
The sentimentalized concept of female benevolence bore little resemblance to women's actual work, which was decidedly unsentimental and businesslike, in that it involved chartering societies, raising money, and paying salaries. Moreover, in the face of legal limitations on their right to control money and property, women had to find ingenious legal ways to run and finance organized philanthropy. In contrast to the day-to-day reality of this work, the idealized image of female benevolence lent a sentimental and gracious aura of altruism to the very real authority and privilege that some women commanded--which explains why some women activists clung tenaciously to this ideology. But clinging to this ideology also prevented these women from even attempting to gain true political power because it implied a moral purity that precluded participation in the messy world of partisan politics.
It can be inferred from the passage that the author believes which of the following about women's relationship to politics in the nineteenth-century United States?
从通读全文的角度可以判断出正确的选项，题干是考察作业attitude的问题方式，所以找作者态度的关键句But clinging to this ideology also prevented these women from even attempting to gain true political power because it implied a moral purity that precluded participation in the messy world of partisan politics.同义句替换
我觉得C不对，是因为文章没有提及Women's desire是一个primary cause。
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But clinging to this ideology also prevented these women from even attempting to gain true political power
Had women wished to seek true political power they would have had to abandon the ideology of female benevolence 为倒装，即：“助动词前移”，还原后为： If women had wished to seek true political power they would have had to abandon the ideology of female benevolence.