Seneca Falls, NY, Womens Rights Convention
Woxas's Righ ts. At the recent Women's Rights Convention, hold at Seneca falls. New York, it was $trioutlti resolved that all men aud uomea are created equal!" The following is from tho declaration of sentiments put forth by tne Convention : l ho history ot mankind is a history of repeated in juries and usurpations on the part of man toward wo man, having in direct object the establishment or an absolute tyranny over her. To prove this let facts be submitted to a candid world. lie has never permitted her to exercise her inalien able right to the elective franchise. lie has compelled ner to sumbit to laws in tbe for mation ot which sbo has bad no voice. Having deprived her of this tint right of a citizen. the elective franchise, thereby leaving her without representation in the halls of legislation, be has oppressed her on all sides. He has made her. if married, in the eve of the law. civilly ueau. He hus taken from her all right in property, even to the waircsshe earns. lie bas made ber, morally, an lrrcsnonsible beine. as she can commit many crimes with impunity, provided they be done in the presence of her husband. in tne covenant ot marriage sue is compelled to pro mise obedience to ber husband, be becoming in all in tents and purpose her master the law giving him power to deprive her of her liberty, and to administer chastisement. After depriving her ot all richts as a married wo man, if sinirle and the owner of property, he has tax ed her to support a government which recognixes her only woes ner property can be made probtable to it He has denied her tho facilities for obtaining thorough education all colleges being closed against her. He has endeavored in every way that he could, to destroy ber confidence m ber own powers, to lessen ner ten-respect, and to make ber willing to lead depeudent and abject life.