Declaration of Sentiments Homework

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Unformatted text preview: hority” over women. Through this description of the rights robbed of women, the readers get an overwhelming sense of emotion, making them more inclined to change the rights of women across the country. This characterizes the plight of women because they are so emotionally invested in receiving the independence and rights that they believe they deserved in that time. They were extreme activists for women’s’ rights everywhere and wholeheartedly believed in the equality of men and women. 5. What do you think are the three strongest resolutions in the Declaration of Sentiments and why these three? Do any of these resolutions still apply today? Do we need a new one for this millennium? All the resolutions included in the document provide strong reasoning and argument for the legal rights of women throughout the country. Among these resolutions, I believe that some are specifically stronger than others, providing a greater and more applicable argument in their favor. For example, on page 283, “That it is the duty of the women of this country to secure themselves their scared right to the elective franchise” is one of the strongest resolves due to it’s contribution to both women’s rights and the governmental elections of the country. Through it’s contribution to both issues, this one of the stronger resolves, appealing to both women and their deserved rights and people running for elections. Another resolution that is very strong is the last one listed in the Declaration of Sentiments. This resolution states as follows: “That the speedy success of our cause depends upon the zealous and untiring efforts of both men and women, for the overthrow of the monopoly of the pulpit, and for the securing to woman an equal participation with men in the various trades, professions, and commerce” (page 283). This is one of the strongest resolutions because it includes both men and women. During this time, the women rights activists mostly speak of men and how men rob women of their equal rights. However, it is rare to see the mention of efforts of women as well. Even if men made an effort to enforce equal rights among the sexes, it would not be successful without the efforts of the women as well. This is also an important resolution because it includes the career and professional aspect of equal rights. It states that women deserve the right to have the same jobs as men, proving to be very important in the issues of both women rights and economical benefits. Above all, I believe that the third strongest resolution can be found on page 282, stating “That woman is man’s equal – was intended to be so by the Creator, and the highest good of the race demands that she should be recognized as such.” This is the strongest resolution of all the listed resolves because it essentially states what all of the resolutions state. In every resolve, equality between men and women is being called for. If people were to realize that woman is truly man’s equal, there would be no inequality of women’s rights in the first place. By recognizing and resolving that woman is in fact man’s equal, there would essentially be no denied roles and privileges from women and equality would exist between the sexes. From these resolutions, most of them still exist and apply today. Women have proved to be equal to men in many aspects of life, specifically in their careers. However, sexism and stereotypes among women still exist today. In the workforce, women are not paid as well as men are. In comparison to this, there are also stereotypes among men as well....
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This note was uploaded on 10/02/2013 for the course ENG 210 taught by Professor Mercier during the Summer '13 term at Marist.

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