Unformatted text preview: Was it frowned upon by men that women were so adamant on going through suffrage or were they supportive? “To argue that women should be…as free and equal citizens as men was described as blasphemous and unrespectable…” The majority of the men in this time felt this way, but there were a few who sided with the women. For instance, the man who presented the women’s rights petition to the State Congress of New York most likely wouldn’t have taken the job of defending women unless he agreed with what they had to say. What did the women in the mid-1800’s want the right to do? The wanted the right to live as a man would. They wanted to be able to vote and have political rights, own property under their own name (be it land, animals, or machinery), speak out and voice their opinions without being persecuted for it, but mostly they wanted to be treated no differently than a man....
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- Spring '08