Women's Rights

Women's Rights

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  • William Lloyd Garrison liberated not only men to participate in the abolitionist movement in the 1830s, but he incited women to sign thousands of petitions and become public speakers.
  • Greetings to all, I am here today to inform you of the inequality that has festered in our country and the necessity of each and everyone one of you, regardless of race or gender, to play your vital role in the abolitionist movement.
  • However, at the world's first Anti-Slavery Convention in 1840 held in London, women were not allowed to partake in the event.
  • Upon further discussion, the two women realized that their battle to participate in the antislavery movement had roused an awareness of male dominance and oppression.
  • Excuse me miss, I am Elizabeth Cady Stanton and it seems to me that we are in the same predicament.
  • And I, Lucretia Mott. Despite the unfortunate circumstances I feel as if we are somehow meant to have made each other's acquaintance.
  • And so, the these avid feminists resolved to do something about their quandary
  • By demanding the right to vote and to give married women rights to their property and children, we would even be rejecting the Cult of Domesticity.
  • We could hold our own convention to liberate the people about women's rights!
  • In 1848, Stanton and Mott held the Seneca Falls Convention at the Wesleyan Chapel where 300 male and female feminists gathered.
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  • We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.
  • The Declaration of Sentiments, that Elizabeth Cady Stanton delivered, specified the injustices inflicted upon women in the U.S. and called upon these women to organize and petition for their rights. This convention set the stage for the Women's Rights Movement.
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