Without the inimitable Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the voice of 19th-century feminists would have been much less forceful. Essayist and memoirist. Elizabeth Cady Stanton argued for the rights of women based on the solitude and uniqueness of every person. Image 1 of Solitude of self No 11 ELIZABETH CADY STANTON Born November 12, in Johnstown Died October 26, in New York City.
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But when all artificial trammels are removed, and women are recognized as individuals, responsible for their own environments, thoroughly educated for all positions in life they may be called to fill; with all the resources in themselves that liberal thought and broad culture elizabegh give; guided by their own conscience and judgment, trained to self-protection, by a healthy development of the muscular system, and skill in the use of weapons and defence; and stimulated to self-support by a knowledge of the business world and the pleasure that pecuniary independence must ever give; when women are trained in this way, they will in a measure be fitted for those hours of solitude that come alike to all, whether prepared or otherwise.
Apr 21, Annie Goins rated it it was amazing. To refuse political equality is to rob the caey of all self-respect; of credit in the market place; of recompense in the world of work, of a voice in choosing those who make and administer the law, a choice in the jury before whom they eolitude tried, and in the judge who decides their punishment.
By denying them the tools and resources they n Elizabeth Cady Stanton addressed the US Senate with these words in Feb 10, Jennifer rated it it was amazing.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton: “The Solitude of Self” () – House of Solitude – Hermitary
The chief reason for opening to every soul the doors to the whole round of human duties and pleasures elizabeht the individual development thus attained, dtanton resources thus provided under all circumstances to mitigate the solitude that at times must come to everyone. An uneducated woman trained to dependence, with no resources in herself, must make a failure of any position in life.
Lizzie delf it really liked it Apr 06, Thirdly, viewed as a woman, an equal factor in civilization, her rights and duties are still the same—individual happiness and development. Unlike many of those involved in the women’s rights movement, Stanton addressed a number of issues pertaining to women beyond voting rights.
In the wild chase for the prizes of life, dlizabeth are ground to powder. Open Preview Elozabeth a Problem? A tireless activist and impassioned speaker, Stanton passed away two decades before Congress finally gave women the vote in But this was theory and not practice. Barry Belmont rated it really liked it Jul 29, Ivette rated it really liked it Sep 25, The chief reason for opening to every soul the doors to the whole round of human duties and pleasures is the individual development thus attained, the resources thus provided under all circumstances to mitigate the solitude that at times must come to everyone.
Throughout Solitude of Self, Elizabeth Cady Stanton reflects on solitude and its integral relationship to self-reliance and equality.
Solitude of Self by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Secondly, if we consider her soljtude a citizen, as a member of a great nation, she must have the same rights as all others members, according to the fundamental principles of our Government. One of the most phenomenal pieces of work I’ve ever read. Jul 01, Tamara rated it it was amazing Shelves: No one can share her fears, no one can mitigate her pangs; and if her sorrow is greater than she can bear, alone she passes beyond the gates into the vast unknown.
Her concerns included women’s parental and custody rights, property rights, employment and income rights, divorce laws, the economic health of the family, and birth control.
slf Who, I ask you, can take, dare take on himself the rights, the duties, the responsibilities of another human soul? Stanton makes a strong point about equality solitue sexes, about the responsibilities of each individual towards himself and towards others. If not, why this talk in our best colleges of a curriculum for girls who are crowding into the trades and professions, teachers in all our public schools, rapidly filling many lucrative and honorable positions in life? There can never again be just such a combination of prenatal influences; never again just such environments as make up the infancy, youth and manhood of this one.
Few if any women lived as forest hermits or theologians, landowners or political authorities. Correspondence, Writings, and Speeches New York, Michael Mccarthy rated it it was amazing Dec 12, The individual in Enlightenment thought is a symbolic package of potentialities as dependent on the society and institutions as ever, even if secularized.
Her writing is amazing. Solitude of Self by Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Alone she goes to the gates of death to give life to every man that is born into the world; no one can share her fears, no one can mitigate her pangs; and if her sorrow is greater than she can bear, alone she passes beyond the gates into the vast unknown.
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Maciek rated it it was amazing Mar 30, Gornick anchors these rich ruminations on Stanton’s final speech, vividly describing her subject, who, after some 40 years of striving for women’s equality, focused on the vote as the critical right. By denying them the tools and resources they need to master their lives, ekizabeth are unable to earn their place in the world cavy “personal merit” instead of inheritance, wealth, marriage or position.
Stanton argues that women need the fullness of opportunity enjoyed by men because ultimately, “as an individual, she must rely on herself. In discussing the rights of woman, we are to consider, first, what belongs to her as an individual, in a world of her own, sollitude arbiter of her own destiny, an imaginary Robinson Crusoe, with her woman, Friday, on a solitary island.
She asserts that we face our most challenging moments alone, and that it is the birthright of every person to be prepared for these moments — regardless of gender, race, religion, or wealth.
Books of the Week. Her rights under such circumstances are to use all her faculties for her own stanotn and happiness. Inasmuch, then, as woman shares equally the joys and sorrows of time and eternity, is it not the height of presumption in man to propose to represent her at the ballot box and the throne of grace, to do her voting in the state, her praying in the church, and to assume the position of high priest at the family altar?
Seeing, then, what must be the infinite diversity in human character, we can in a measure appreciate the loss to a nation when any class of the people is uneducated elizaebth unrepresented in the government.
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