Woman 's Degradation Is A Man 's Idea Of His Sexual Rights Essay

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“Woman 's degradation is in man 's idea of his sexual rights. Our religion, laws, customs, are all founded on the belief that woman was made for man.”
-Elizabeth Cady Stanton
It was a time of drastic changes in politics, and mindsets of most, many people were pushing for the abolition of slavery, a sentiment that had come to the public eye in recent years. In the years leading up to 1848 the nation 's laws and traditions upheld the subordination of women, and it was time for a change (McMillen 4). However, women were still being oppressed, and as Elizabeth Cady Stanton said, thought to be made for man. Lucretia Mott was angered when she was consistently denied admittance to many abolitionist groups, and was denied a chair at the World Conference against Slavery, because of her Gender. At this very convention, she met Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and together they would organize the First Woman’s Rights Convention, of many, in Seneca Falls, New York. The Seneca Falls Convention sparked the Women’s Rights movement in the United States by being the first of its kind, the influential attendees and organizers, and the shocking messages that stirred media and affected politics of the time, it ultimately acted as the grounds on which women 's suffrage and rights were achieved. It could be argued that the convention was not the beginning of the women’s rights movement in the United States, due to the poor immediate response from the media and support from the masses. Ultimately, it…

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