A highlight from The Accidental Feminist Part II


I was walking through the streets of philadelphia. One winter day with a friend of mine excitedly pointed out a bust of susan b. anthony only for her to say something along the lines of susan. B. anthony only advocating for voting rights for white women the feminism movement excluded black and latino women from voting eighteen fifty one sojourner truth gave what is historically recognized as the most famous abolitionist and women's rights speeches in american history over ten years ago when my very good friends. Dna mclean performed it at our churches black history month program to critical acclaim. Listen closely well children. When there is so much racket there must be something out of kilter. I think that twix the negroes of the south and the woman at the north all talking about rights. The white men will be in a fixed pretty soon. But what's all this here talking about. That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages and lifted over ditches. And have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever helps me into carriages or over mud puddles or gives me any best place. And ain't i a woman. Look at me. Look at my arm. I have plowed and planted and gathered into barnes and no man could head me. And ain't i a woman. I could work as much and eat as much as a man when i could get it and bangladesh as well and ain't i a woman. I have borne thirteen children and seen most all sold off to slavery. And when i cried out with my mother's grief non but jesus heard me and ain't i a woman then they talk about this thing in the head. What's this they call it intellect. That's it honey. What's got to do with women's rights or negroes rates if my cup won't hold but a pint and yours holds a court. Wouldn't you be me not to let me have my little half measure full then that little man in black there he says women can't have as much rights as men. 'cause crisis wasn't a woman. Come from your class. Come from god and a woman. Man had nothing to do with him. If the first woman god ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone these women together ought to be able to turn it back and get it right side up again and now they is asking to do it. The men better let them obliged to you for hearing me

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