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Happy Birthday! Join Us in Celebrating the Life of Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Happy Birthday! Join Us in Celebrating the Life of Elizabeth Cady Stanton

November 12th marks the birthday of social activist, abolitionist, and women’s rights leader Elizabeth Cady Stanton.  Let us all remember this remarkable woman with some of her most inspiring quotes.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902) is best known as a staunch supporter of abolitionism, pioneer of feminism, and leading figure in the women’s rights movement.  While Stanton was president of the National Woman Suffrage Association from 1892-1990, she was one of the few women’s activists that had concerns beyond getting women the right to vote.  Stanton was also invested in women’s parental custody rights, female property rights, employment and income rights, divorce, and birth control just to name a few.  In honor of this feminist forerunner’s birthday, we invite you to join us in enjoying some of her most meaningful and empowering quotes.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.”

“I would have girls regard themselves not as adjectives, but as nouns.”

“Truth is the only safe ground to stand upon.”

“Whatever the theories may be of woman’s dependence on man, in the supreme moments of her life, he cannot bear her burdens. In the tragedies and triumphs of human experience, each mortal stands alone.”

“The history of the past is but one long struggle upward to equality.”

“The best protection any woman can have … is courage.”

According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of feminism is “the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes.”  It isn’t about man-bashing or man-hating.  It isn’t about not opening doors for whoever is behind us.  It is about equal rights and for some reason, it has become somewhat of a pejorative term.

I consider myself a feminist, yet I want to be treated like a lady.  I enjoy having a car door opened for me; my chair held out for me to be seated, my napkin placed on my lap.  I don’t see that as wanting it all, as some have accused me of, rather wanting equality in the world and the workplace, yet still be treated like a lady.

Thank you, Elizabeth Cady Stanton for being such a progressive, especially in your time!

We at the at The Maria Sanchez Show invite you to join us as we celebrate the life and legacy of the amazing Elizabeth Cady Stanton.  Don’t forget to check out our latest program, Shadow Politics with Senator Michael D. Brown. Tune in on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. PDT/7:00 p.m. EDT.

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