SG_Seneca_Falls - Why does she say this What does she mean...

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Study Guide Address at Seneca Falls Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1848) 1.Stanton opens her address by claiming that “we do not propose to petition the legislature to make our husbands just, generous and courteous, to seat every man at the head of a cradle, and to clothe every woman in male attire” Why do you think she begins this way? What is gained - and what is lost – by making such a statement? 2.Stanton claims that “we wish the question of equality keep distinct from the question of rights, for the proof of the one does not determine the truth of the other.”
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Unformatted text preview: Why does she say this? What does she mean? Is she correct? 3.Why does Stanton believe gaining the women the vote is important? 4.What is Stanton’s attitude toward “The Education Society?” Do you agree? Why or why not? 5.What is Stanton’s answer to the criticism that the women’s right movement will “destroy all harmony in the domestic circle?” What do you think of her answer? 6.What advantage to society does Stanton believe women’s rights will bring? What, if anything, are the limitations of her argument? Do you agree with her? Why or why not?...
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