The Solitude of Self

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Hist1302 Responsibility Essay: The Solitude of Self Stanton’s “The Solitude of Self” is a true work of humanitarian and feminist. Reading this made feel as if I was hearing out my grandmother who spoke to me about my individualism and my responsibilities as a woman, and as a member of this society. Solitude of Self is in very simple words, is self-sovereignty, As Stanton herself claims. This is also the strongest reason why Stanton felt the voice of women in government is important. Stanton describes very logically, how an individual self is the head of establishment, an important part of a general society. These ideas still apply today, in America, and around the world as women still fail to receive equal rights in many aspects. “The strongest reason why we ask for woman a voice in the government under which she lives: in the religion she is asked to believed; equality in social life, where she is the chief factor; a place in the trades and professions; where she may earn her bread, is because of her birthright to self-sovereignty; because as an individual, she must rely on herself”. Stanton emphasizes on being self-dependent, being able to rely on oneself. The idea of individual development, of every man and woman as equally important. She believed in individuality of every human being as a birth right. This quote itself explains the strongest reason why Stanton identifies for having women voices in the government. The fact that as someone born equally the same as others should not be denied rights. Someone who contributes to society as individual just as much as others should not be denied rights because of their gender. A woman contributes from the time of birth till throughout life teaching her kids how to be strong individuals in society, and that woman herself needs to be heard out as she plays the most
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