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Declaration of Sentiments

  1. He has never permitted her to exercise her inalienable right to the elective franchise. (Voting)

  2. He has compelled her to submit to law in the formation of which she had no voice. (No representatives in government)

  3. He has withheld from her rights which are given to the most ignorant and degraded men, both natives and foreigners.

  4. He has made her, if married, in the eye of the law, civilly dead. He has taken from her all right in property, even to the wages she earns.

  5. He has made her morally, an irresponsible being, as she can commit many crimes with impunity, provided they be done in the presence of her husband. In the covenant of marriage, she is compelled to promise obedience to her husband, he becoming, to all intents and purpose, her master- the law giving him power to deprive her of her liberty and to administer chastisement.

  6. He has monopolized nearly all the profitable employments, and from those she is permitted to follow, she receives but a scanty remuneration. He closes against her all the avenues to wealth and distinction which he considers most honorable to himself.

  7. He has denied her the facilities for obtaining a thorough education, all colleges being closed against her.

  8. He has created a false public sentiment by giving to the world a different code of morals for men and women, by which moral delinquencies which exclude women from society are not only tolerated but deemed of little account in man.

We are going back to this very slowly!

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