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These are words of action and purpose.Andher purpose is to rattle and stir people until they are as angry as her; angry enough toact.In her closing comments she challenges us with, “The only question left to besettled now is: Are women persons?” Who would not be provoked by this question?Whether you are for or against the statement, it is inflammatory.It inspires action withinthe human heart.It is a rally cry for justice and equality.To overcome and correct injustices against human rights, action is required, often actionon a grand scale.Powerful and moving words are needed to move people on a grandscale.But these words cannot just be moving and emotional.They must ask for action,even demand it.This is not accomplished with words that draw upon our sorrow.Thatonly promotes hopelessness and despair, and smothers the flames of action.What are
needed are words that bestir our anger and indignation, words of action and hope.Thisis the fuel for the machine of change.
i Wiesel, E.(1999).The Perils of Indifference. Retrieved from:ii Anthony, S. (1872).On Women’s Right To Vote. Retrieved from:
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