This little piece of literature is written by a woman named Elizabeth Cady Stanton in 1848 and is her voice demanding that women be treated equally (lawfully, socially, etc) to men.
Our assignment as bloggers is to question why she didn’t use the word “independance” in the declaration.
I really don’t know the significance of Stanton’s not using the word “independence” in her essay.
Could it be that lack of the word ‘independence’ is ironic to the argument Staton is trying to make about making women equal to men?
^^^ I don’t believe that but is it the answer Ms. Manke wants? I don’t even see the concepts of independence and equal rights as being directly related.
I think she’s mostly just talking about how women in those days were seriously deprived of rights and were constantly overpowered by society and its unfair laws.
I think if Stanton is true to her words, “that woman is man’s equal, was intended to be so by the Creator, and the highest good of the race demands that she should be recognized as such”,
then genders being independent and completely not reliant on the opposite gender has nothing to do with the well-being of man kind.