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Elizabeth Cady Stanton An Avid Feminist I wanted women to count as much as men do we are equal Those are words I preached to people very often because that is what I spent my life doing- fighting for womens rights I grew up thinking that females were subordinate to males and my parents even told me they wished I were a boy I know differently now We should be able to do the following things vote speak in public and live our lives without men owning us I traveled to many conventions persuading them to believe what I do My three attempts of equalizing womens rights freeing the women were a convention at Seneca Falls fighting with the legislature for our right to vote and writing my own edition of the Womens Bible I attended an Anti-Slavery Convention in London with my husband Henry Stanton and met Lucretia Mott This convention was humiliating to us it made us very indignant because it would not recognize women as delegates This made us call together a womens rights convention in Seneca Falls New York The five main women that met at the convention were as follows Mott Wright Mary Ann McClinkock Jane Hunt and myself At our first convention we discussed the social civil and religious rights of women I had to act as a leader and write the Seneca Falls declaration of sentiments This declaration included the Womens Bill of Rights demands of equality and womens suffrage This convention and our declaration of sentiments drew many women to our meetings and beliefs I lectured against the Fifteenth Amendment arguing that no new voters should be allowed to be added unless all citizens were given the right to vote meaning women should be allowed My
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