Presentation on theme: "If a woman earns a dollar by scrubbing, her husband has a right to take the dollar and go and get drunk with it and beat her afterwards. It is his dollar."— Presentation transcript:
If a woman earns a dollar by scrubbing, her husband has a right to take the dollar and go and get drunk with it and beat her afterwards. It is his dollar.
There is no need for girls to prepare for a future other than that of marriage, motherhood, cooking, cleaning, and caring for children
Women are naturally weaker than men, squeamish, and unable to perform work requiring muscular or intellectual development.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.” Margaret Mead
“Men their rights and nothing more; women their rights and nothing less.” “The fact is, women are in chains, and their servitude is all the more debasing because they do not realize it.” “There never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers.”
Leading organizer for women’s suffrage and equal rights Founded The National Woman Suffrage Association (along with Stanton) to promote women’s suffrage Dedicated life to inspiring others with such acts as the 1872 Rochester vote where she was arrested
“The happiest people I have known have been those who gave themselves no concern about their own souls, but did their uttermost to mitigate the miseries of others.” “The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.”
Planned first women’s rights convention at Seneca Falls, NY in 1848 with Lucretia Mott and helped author the Declaration of Sentiments Pushed for full political equality for women, including the right to vote by helping to organize The National Woman Suffrage Association along with Susan B. Anthony Wrote Woman’s Bible, which criticized organized religion for subordinating women
“That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud-puddles, or gives me any best place! And ain't I a woman? Look at me! Look at my arm! I have ploughed and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain't I a woman? … I have borne thirteen children, and seen most all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out with my mother's grief, none but Jesus heard me! And ain't I a woman?”
Enslaved half her life before earning her freedom Testified in court and before congress on behalf of African-Americans’ rights Well traveled, public speaker on such topics as women’s rights and abolition
"To make the public sentiment, on the side of all that is just and true and noble, is the highest use of life.“ "Now all we need is to continue to speak the truth fearlessly, and we shall add to our number those who will turn the scale to the side of equal and full justice in all things.“ When asked to reconsider speaking in public by her family because she would be ridiculed and even reviled, she responded by saying she must "pursue that course of conduct which, to me, appears best calculated to promote the highest good of the world.”
Established The American Woman Suffrage Association Urged states to protect women’s rights Lectured for the Anti-Slavery Society Ran the Woman’s Journal, which chronicled women’s progress in politics, employment and law