Elizabeth Cady Stanton

American writer, suffragist and Women's Rights activist
In entering upon the great work before us, we anticipate no small amount of misconception, misrepresentation, and ridicule...

Elizabeth Cady Stanton (November 12, 1815 – October 26, 1902) was an American woman who worked for rights for women and for women to have the right to vote.

Sourced quotes

  • "The history of mankind is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations on the part of man toward woman."[1]
  • "In entering upon the great work before us, we anticipate no small amount of misconception, misrepresentation, and ridicule;"[1]
Simple: As we enter into a time when women will have more rights, we can see that people will not understand us and make fun of us.
  • "The prejudice against color, of which we hear so much, is no stronger than that against sex. It is produced by the same cause, and manifested very much in the same way. The negro's skin and the woman's sex are both prima facie evidence that they were intended to be in subjection to the white Saxon man."[2]
  • "Self-development is a higher duty than self-sacrifice."[3]
Simple: Learning and growing into a better person is more important than being nice to other people in ways that hurt yourself.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Declaration of Sentiments, Seneca Falls Convention (July 19–20, 1848)
  2. Speech before the New York Legislature (February 18, 1860)
  3. Free, Fearless, Female: Wild Thoughts on Womanhood. Willow Creek Press, 2004. Minocqua, Wisconsin. p. 62.

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