In 1840, the roots of Seneca Falls women’s rights convention can be traced. Two women by the name of Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton attended the World’s Anti-slavery Convention in London as delegates along with their husbands. It was ruled by the credentials committee that women were “constitutionally unfit for public and business meetings”. During these meetings, women were segregated from the men and were unable to speak and state their opinion. Men were the only ones allowed to speak. Stanton and Mott came together in an attempt to build a platform to address the rights of women. This action was the start of the women’s rights movement.
There is a continuing debate worldwide regarding the topic of women’s rights and
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In many positions in which women hold the same titles as males they are typically offered less compensation then their male counterparts. The sporting arena, for example, is set up to be a male dominated event. Specifically in terms of sports such as basketball and tennis with players such as Venus and Serena Williams are not equally compensated financially compared to male players. Women are also not treated fairly when they are pregnant and in the workforce. Throughout history women have been frowned upon due to having to leave the workforce because of pregnancy and wanting to care for the child.
In the 1840’s women had few rights at all prior to the Seneca Falls Women’s Rights Convention. Women were not allowed to speak, and were seen as unfit to participate in public and business meetings. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott joined together to hold a mass meeting to address the rights of women in 1840. Mott came from a Quaker tradition where women were able to speak in church; Stanton had started asserting her sense of women’s equality by refusing having the word obey in her marriage ceremony. They were both committed to the abolition of slavery and were both in agreement that full human rights must be extended to all women. In 1848 during an annual Quakers convention the idea of a women’s rights convention turned into plans that was spearheaded by