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1 Sarah Margaret Fuller Transcendentalist Writer, The Dial

2 Sarah Margaret Fuller “What woman needs….is not as woman to act or rule, but as a nature to grow, as an intellect to discern, as a soul to live freely, and unimpeded to unfold such powers as were given her when we left our common home.”

3 From the 1820’s to 1920

4 1970

5 Sarah Margaret Fuller “It should be remarked that, as the principle of liberty is better understood, and more nobly interpreted, a broader protest is made in behalf of women” (Heath, p. 1698). “You are not the head of your wife. God has given her a mind of her own” (Heath, p. 1701).

6 Sarah Margaret Fuller Mankind is ripe for this, when inward and outward freedom for Woman as much as for Man shall be acknowledged a right, not yielded as a concession” (Heath, p. 1705). “Man partakes of the feminine in the Apollo, Woman of the masculine as Minerva” (Heath, p. 1711).

7 Symbolic Protest?

8 Dr. Laura Schlesinger: The Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands (2004).

9 Sarah Margaret Fuller “I think women need, especially at this juncture, a much greater range of occupation than they have, to rouse their latent powers” ( Heath, pp. 1716). “I believe that, at present, women are the best helpers of one another. Let them think, let them act; till they know what they need” (Heath, p. 1715).


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