First-Wave

Elizabeth Cady Stanton: “The Solitude of Self (1892)”

Also known as “Self-Sovereignty“. This speech, was in Stanton’s own judgement “the best thing I have ever written” and in the judgement of Susan B. Anthony “the strongest and most unanswerable argument and appeal ever made . . . for the full freedom and franchise of women”. It’s already fairly widely available on the internet, […]

Saturday Retrospective: early feminist writings

Please feel free to leave comments quoting your favourite excerpts from these and why they speak to you. A Vindication of the Rights of Women (1792) by Mary WollestonecraftWith Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects It would be an endless task to trace the variety of meannesses, cares, and sorrows, into which women are plunged […]

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