How Did Women Affect The Women's Rights Movement

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Susan B Anthony, one of the first women to participate in the women 's right movement said “I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand.” For a long time women were seen as inferior to men. They weren 't capable of the things that men were. They were expected to stay in the household and tend to the children. They were subjected to their own oppression and for a long time they just let it happen. That all changed when a group of women organized an event at a church in Seneca Falls. The Seneca Falls convention impacted the women’s rights movement rights by establishing the foundation arguments for the movement, by promoting women to seek new roles outside …show more content…
At that time they were fighting for what they thought to be true and realistic. Some of the great women who were willing to deal with those things were Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Jane Hunt, Mary McClintock, and Martha C. Wright. These women gave this movement, its spark by conduction the first ever women 's right’s convention. This convention was held in a church in Seneca Falls in 1848. At this convection they expressed their problems with how they were treated, as being less than a man. These women offered solutions to the problem by drafting the Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions. They cleverly based the document after the Declaration of Independence. The opening line of their document was “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal” (Shi & Mayer 361). In this declaration they discuss the history of how women have been treated and how men have denied them rights, which go against everything they believe in. This convention was the spark that really ignited the women’s right movement. They state things like “That woman has too long rested satisfied in the circumscribed limits which corrupt customs and a perverted application of the scriptures have marked out for her, and that it is time she should move in the enlarged sphere, which her great Creator has assigned her” (Shi & Mayer 362). …show more content…
Women began to take on newer roles in society. Before this event and the beginning of the women 's right movement, women weren 't allowed to occupy some of the professions that men had and they received a lot less than the men did. for example in the Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions they stated “[man] has monopolized nearly all the profitable employments, and from those she is permitted to follow, she receives but a scanty remuneration. He closes against her all the avenues to wealth and distinction which [man] considers most honorable to himself. As a teacher of theology, medicine, or law, she is not known”(Shi & Mayer 361). They no longer would allow this statement to be true.. Women would also start getting more and more involved in the work force of the country, by getting involved in more professions that they previously weren 't in. Professions such a doctors, lawyers, and especially teachers. All of these professions were previously dominated by nothing, but males. They would seek these opportunities and strive in their new found positions, which proved everything that men previously thought about women wrong. Women were beginning to take more and more steps to getting true equality.Without those brave women who decided to hold the convention at Seneca Falls, it could have many more years until women would begin to take on these new

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