It is truly amazing to see how far things have come for women over the last century.

It is truly amazing to see how far things have come for women over the last century.

It is truly amazing to see how far things have come for women over the last century. So many freedoms are so easily taken for granted everyday. The stories I read opened my eyes and even shocked me a little to situations I never considered or was aware of. Thanks to the convictions and courage of so many women we have been able to emerge form insubordinate creatures to people, actual citizens, with rights, freedoms, needs, and control over what happens to our bodies, our children, our community, and our government. Relating too far back in time to the actual roles of women and their place in society is very difficult, almost impossible to do. A small group of women, led by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, started what would be an incredibly long journey in pursuing the most basic of human rights for women. The Declaration of Sentiments was a document signed by hundreds of women at the Convention of Seneca Falls in 1848. This document, and the articles it contained, is the foundation of the rights and liberties several women would devote their entire life to making a reality for all. I found Susan B. Anthony’s argument in her defense against legal charges for voting in the presidential election, extremely articulate and moving. Her arguments were so compelling and worded so eloquently as if anyone who had merely glanced at the constitution would have to support her stance. There are few people that can say so much in so little words. Stanton’s Introduction to The Women’s Bible is also a very powerful argument. It takes another person pointing out how women are inferior and subordinate in the religion that they so strongly and actively support. It reminds of women today talking about quietly getting men to do what they want by making them think that whatever the situation is was the mans idea. I feel like we figured this one out from years of experience. Along with the Declaration of Sentiments, The Introduction to the Women?›??…


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