Feminism… Thoughts! 0.3

iruo May 10, 20222 Comments

Hi guys, I trust y’all are doing well. So today, we’ll pick up our article on feminism where we left off. If you haven’t read the prequels, please do. Let’s get right to it.

We closed the previous article on feminism talking about the fact that several literary societies formed at the time that were devoted to the “diffusion of knowledge and the suppression of vice and immorality.” In the early 1830s, which were the Female Literary Association, the Afric-American Female Intelligence Society.

Also, apart from establishing organizations, African-American women channelled more efforts to this cause (which is the fight for the abolition of women’s slavery). Like; going on extensive lecture tours across the country, and publishing letters, poems, and slave narratives. Women like Maria Stewart, Jarena Lee, Sarah Louise Forten Purvis and Sarah Mapps Douglass all openly spoke against slavery while supporting women’s education, and citizenship rights.
Building on the activism of the women in these social movements, many upper and middle-class white women joined the abolitionist movement. The likes of Lucretia Mott, Lucy Stone, the Grimke sisters; Angelina and Sarah Moore Grimké joined various white anti-slavery organizations.

However, these societies were dominated by men and they often did not allow women to speak publicly in front of male audiences. When women ignored these societal rules, they were mocked and scorned. For example, the Grimké sisters were ridiculed for their writings and the General Association of Congregational Ministers of Massachusetts wrote a public statement against them for giving speeches in front of men in July 1837. Abolitionist women took matters into their own hands and convened the first Anti-Slavery Convention of American Women in New York City in 1837.

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Comments (02)

  1. John Scene
    June 3, 2022

    Learning so many things here… Thanks.

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