Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Stanton, Elizabeth Cady

this writing is all about womens rights.  the author talks alot about how women are like slaves.  Elizabeth says "I am a slave, a favoured slave At best to share his pleasure and seem very blest".  She goes on to compare womens rights in america to womens rights in Europe and womens rights in France.  There are several points she makes within this writing that challenges the reasons why women are treated so poorley in america. Elizabeth talks about physical and intellectual supiriority and what that really means.  She gives some reasons why women are equal to men.  It's clear Elizabeth wants to be able to vote and have a voice in this government. 

This writing made me realize just how bad women were treated back then.  We've came a long way in today's society.  I bet there are still some people who are prejudice against women but I don't think it's as bad as being a slave. 

1 comment:

  1. I thought it was interesting that Stanton made the reference to the slave poem as well. It really makes you reconsider how bad women were treated during the mid eighteen hundreds. I also noted how she referenced inequality in other countries around the world. I think it further legitimizes her argument and conveys the seriousness of the situation.