Ain't I a Woman - wants men to know that she is more than...

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Morris 1 Ryan Morris  Professor Vanmeter Comm. 1 28 February 2008 Ain’t I a Woman? Ain’t I a Woman  is about the differences between white women and black slave women. Sojourner  Truth argues that she is also a woman and deserves to be treated like one even though she is a black slave.  She wants to have the same rights and be treated the same way as the men treat the white women. Truth  just wants to be able to be treated like every other woman in the world and wants a man to treat her like  the woman that she is.  “Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud-puddles, or gives me any best place.” (431).  That statement sums up the entire essay. Truth wants a man to treat her the way she sould be treated. She 
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Unformatted text preview: wants men to know that she is more than just a slave and that she would like to be helped into a carriage every once in a while. She states that she owes nothing to man. “Where did your Christ come from? From God and a woman! Man had nothing to do with Him.” (432). That makes complete sense in the way that she states it. She is right: men have no reason to hold power over a woman unless he is their father. Ain’t I a Woman I says everything that women have been trying to say for years and years. Morris 2 Truth, Sojourner.”Ain’t I a Woman.” 50 Essays: A Portable Anthology. Ed. Samuel Cohen. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2007. 431-432....
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