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In 1776 Abigail Adams wrote to her husband John who was attending the Continental Congress in Philadelphia asking that he and the other men--who were working on the Declaration of Independence--Remember the Ladies John obviously found the humor in this because The Declarations wording specifies that all men are created equal httpwwwgeocitiescom0080Heartland4678katehtml It can be said that those 4 words alone was the fire behind the worlds first womens rights convention held in Seneca Falls New York in July of 1848 This meeting would eventually lead to the womens rights movement that followed In the eyes of the law women were not created equal to men and the law dealt with women in just that wayunequal The problem is that this country was built by men with manly ideas The 4 words all men are created equal gives some incite into what our forefathers were thinking when they wrote The Constitution Besides common law that was passed down this statement would be the beginning of inequality created by the law that women would have to face The drafters of The Constitution specifically wrote the word men instead of choosing a more sex neutral word such as people I believe their reason behind this was biblically influenced and dates back to Adam and Eve were the man is the provider and protector and the woman is to stay at home to raise children and be protected One can take the statement all men are created equally and establish that if all men are created equally then a woman is to be measured up to a man and is in turn deemed unequal This has forced women to attempt to gain equality even though they are obviously not equal when it comes to sex MacKinnon says this best The legal mandate of equal treatment which is both a systemic norm and a specific legal doctrine- becomes a matter of treating likes alike and unlikes unlike MacKinnon 1993
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