Friday, September 16, 2011

Elizabeth Stanton

In her text she takes the time to really push her points across, but not in a manner that you feel as if she is just "complaining." She uses her literary wit to inform the readers of the problems of the woman race. I think that this text is interesting because she really challenges the readers. For example, she presents an argument that was made to make women look bad or look like the enemy and then turns it again and forces the reader to look at something from a different angle.

I think that I liked this work because I didn't feel like she was just talking to be talking. I'm not quite sure how to word this, but for example , "They do not divide heads according to sex but they call all the fine heads masculine and all the ill shaped feminine, for when a woman presents a remarkably large well developed intellectual region, they say she has a masculine head, as if there could be and the affections inordinately developed they say he has a woman's head this giving all glory to masculinity." When she writes her use of choice words radiates her beliefs in a positive manner, yet still firm. I think that this part of the text is a great start for the rest of her text because it sets the mood like, "Okay, you want to play with fire, well be prepared to get burned!"

1 comment:

  1. In class we talked about the quote that I put in here about women being in charge. A women in charge is considered a "bitch" and with that she is considered "masculine." I think that a women in power can be both powerful and feminine. Equal rights among men and women is a touchy subject that I think some women are not ready to fulfill. I think that the thing about change is its going to happen, but we will forever have people who think that men are better than women, etc same for the race card, we will always have racism. In my opinion it's one of those things where we want the change, but actually "living the change" is the hard part. Though I would like to point out that I am for Women rights and I am not racist*** Haha