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As to the Ladies we are determined to

As a woman living in
the 17th century, it’s hard to believe the type of discrimination and denial of
certain rights that women have to deal with. Women should be treated on a equal
basis as men, no matter what their marital status, or occupation is.  Even though women tend to live a far more
domesticated life than men, we still the deserve to be treated with equality. In
agreeance to the words of Abigail Adams: “I long to hear that you have
declared an independency – and by the way in the new Code of Laws which I
suppose it will be necessary for you to make I desire you would Remember the
Ladies, and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors. Do not
put such unlimited power into the hands of the Husbands. Remember all Men would
be tyrants if they could. If particular care and attention is not paid to the
Ladies we are determined to foment a Rebellion, and will not hold ourselves
bound by any Laws in which we have no voice, or Representation.” In
declaring our independence I hope the congress remembers that women are just as
superior as men, and will only be benefiting our country if given the chance to
obtain equal rights.

            Like
men, women should be allowed the right to vote, and not be denied the right to
be involved in politics. The outcome of any political event affects women just
as much as men. Limitations on the right to vote shouldn’t be allowed to exist
under any circumstances.  Just because
women are heavily involved with family, and housework does not mean that we
should be excluded from voting due to discriminatory thoughts.  We are capable of coming up with our own,
independent thoughts, and will not allow our  choices to be persuaded by our significant
others.  And if women were granted the
right the vote, and happened to make a decision opposite of their husband’s, it
doesn’t define how faithful they are to him. When requested to think of
bettering women’s right, John Adams response was: “Depend upon it, we know
better than to repeal our masculine systems. Although they are in full Force,
you know they are little more than Theory. We dare not exert our Power in its
full Latitude. We are obliged to go fair, and softly, and in Practice you know
We are the subjects. We have only the Name of Masters, and rather than give up
this, which would completely subject Us to the Despotism of the Petticoat, I
hope General Washington, and all our brave Heroes would fight.” Women are
just as smart and strong as men, and our rights shouldn’t be denied from us
just because of our gender. We know what is good for our country, and would
never decide anything that we didn’t feel was right.

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            A lady’s marital status should not define who she is as a
person, or what she  is capable of doing.
 Before I got married I was able to own
and control my own property, work wherever women were allowed to, as well as
live wherever I pleased. Unfortunately, due to the Coverture Laws,  after I got married some of my freedom was
taken away from me. I understand that once a couple becomes husband and wife
you become united, but to take away a person’s rights seems a bit unfair.
“By marriage, the husband and wife are one person in the law: that is, the
very being or legal existence of the woman is suspended during the marriage, or
at least is incorporated and consolidated into that of the husband: under whose
wing, protection, and cover, she performs everything”(Blackstone,
442-445). Married women have been taken away of having a say in anything. The
money I own, anything that I have earned, basically everything I owned
could  be taken away without my say.  I should have as much control as my husband of
what happens to the things we own.  Women
shouldn’t be expected to depend on their husbands for everything,  What happens when our husbands start making
irresponsible choices and bad investments? We can’t be left to pick up the
pieces our husband’s have broken.

            Women can be just as independent and
as powerful as men.  In the absence of
our husband we are capable of fulfilling our work, and getting our daily tasks
completed. We our independent and can make decisions for ourselves. We do not
need to rely on our husband’s decision to tell us if we can do something or
not. “The second privilege was one in which the control of the mother over
the raising of children remained even in times when the father was not present.
(Locke 305)” He influences women to be powerful even when the male is not
present in the household. They help children set goals, and opportunities for
the future. We should be able to have as much as power, and say so in making a
decision as our husbands do.  Philosopher
John Locke believes “husbands no more power
over her life than she has over his.” He views women as possessing their own
powers and that they should not be limited on what they can do.

            In conclusion, women have done nothing wrong to be denied
equal rights.   We are powerful, strong,
and smart, and we don’t need to rely on the success of husbands to determine
our status in society.  As someone who is
in favor of women rights, I know that we won’t go down without a fight, we will
protest, and will withhold our support until we are treated on an equal basis
as men. We want equality, and to be treated with justice, and only hope that women
are treated on a equal status of men very soon.        

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