Fanny Wright Impact On The Women's Movement

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Fanny Wright's Impact on the Women's Movement "I have wedded the cause of human improvement, staked on it my fortune, my reputation and my life.” (Fanny Wright). Fanny Wright was a lecturer, writer, freethinker, feminist, abolitionist, and social reformer. She was married to her cause and used her whole life pushing what she believed in. While this list if long it just barely grazes all of the things she was. She was a first. She was the first women to speak to a large audience of men and women, as well as one of the first women to argue that women were men’s equal. All this and more contribute to why Fanny Wright is a hero. She is deemed a hero because she was one of the first women to talk about equal rights, Always seemed to stay positive …show more content…
To those who believed in what she was fighting for, “she was a bold apostle of liberation and equality in an age of prudish sexual mores, widening class division and slavery” (David Reynolds NY times). And while many people opposed her, “that reward of which no enemies could deprive her, which no slanders could make less precious – the eternal reward of knowing that she had done her duty” (www.womenhistoryblog.com/2012/01/frances-wright.html) made all her life's work worth it. Her life is a message to all. She never gave up and will now forever be known as one of the heroes in the women's movement for equal rights. Fanny Wright was one of the first women to speak up about equality for women. She received much backlash and many people were not open to the new ideas she was spreading. She was not afraid to speak her mind and felt that her message was too important to give up on.
Fanny Wright will forever be remembered as a hero in the women's movement. This is with her positive attitude, Willingness to fight and because of the fact that she practically started it all. Without her maybe change would not have happened as it did and women would still be suppressed as they were back then. Though this fight is fair from over the enormous leaps and bounds that have been made make it almost impossible to imagine what the world would be like without people like Fanny Wright starting this fight over 150 years

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