(Author of The Book of Awesome Women) Becca Anderson takes us back to a time when ladies wanted to see them as equal to men.
At the Seneca Falls suffragette convention on July 19, 1848, the Declaration of Independence was rewritten to include women, and a slew of resolutions were passed designed to promote gender equality. Among them are:
“Resolved, That all laws which prevent women from occupying such a station in society as her conscience shall dictate, or which place her in a position inferior to that of man, are contrary to the great precept of nature, and therefore of no force or authority.
“Resolved, 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.
“Resolved, That the women of this country ought to be enlightened in regard to the laws under which they live, that they may no longer publish their degradation by declaring themselves satisfied with their present position, nor their ignorance, by asserting that they have all the rights they want.
“Resolved, That it is the duty of the women of this country to secure themselves their sacred right to the elective franchise.
Resolved, That the equality of human rights results necessarily from the fact of the identity of the race in capacities and responsibilities.
Resolved, That…[these] being…self-evident truth[s] growing out of the divinely implanted principles of human nature, any custom or authority adverse to
it, whether modern or wearing the hoary sanction of antiquity, is to be regarded as…self-evident falsehood[s], and at war with mankind.”
This excerpt is from The Book of Awesome Women by Becca Anderson, which is available now through Amazon and Mango Media.
The Book of Awesome Women
Boundary Breakers, Freedom Fighters, Sheroes & Female Firsts
Super women as female role models. From the foremothers who blazed trails and broke barriers, to today’s women warriors from sports, science, cyberspace, city hall, the lecture hall, and the silver screen, The Book of Awesome Women paints 200 portraits of powerful and inspiring role models for women and girls poised to become super women of the future. Discover some of the most awesome women known to history while celebrating the greatness of females all over!