Feminism In The First Chapter Of Equality For Women

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Mary Astell, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton off the bat these commendable woman have one thing in common: wanting equality for woman. Although they each were in different time periods, still they endured unfair treatment as women and wanted change. Change that caused movement and change that made significant differences and in fact unfolded the beginning chapter of feminism.
To begin with, Mary Astell advocacy was focused on providing women with equal educational opportunities while serving God. In "A Serious Proposal to the Ladies", Astell proposal was to develop a community in which women could educate themselves even as they pursued the "blessings" of friendship. Astell wanted to free women from what the system restricted them to learn. Astell 's "A Serious Proposal to the Ladies" opens with "...therefore ladies, invited into a place, where you shall suffer no other confinement, but to kept out of the road of sin...” indicating this place will help to keep women from sin and allow them to grow in knowledge and in holiness. This "retreat" would be a new society for women to be free from sin and return to the world as better mothers and wives. She believed
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She helped organized the first women 's right convention and formulated the first organized demand for woman suffrage in the United States. In 1854, Stanton received an revolutionary invitation to "Address to The New York State Legislation", she used this invitation to her advantage and presented the speech which resulted in new legislation in 1860 allowing married women the rights to their wages to equal guardianship of their children. Elizabeth legendary advocacy was the following: their own voice and identity, financial independence, political rights and have rights to vote; she was able to achieve this with her defiant and asserted tone and attitude. Today she is recognized as the mother of

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