Other Revolutions and Important Figures

Along with the Declaration of Sentiments, many other movements and actions started that aroused the new change for women's importance.

Mary Wollstonecraft

  • - expressed revolutionary ideals in published books such as The Vindication of the Rights of Women
  • - advocated for Free Love and a woman's role in society
  • - believed a woman was not meant to be merely a wife, but she had a duty to educate children and be a man's companion

"Still more strikingly [Wollstonecraft] says...that she prefers the word 'affection' to 'love' because the former implies temperance and habit." -New York Times, 1879

Victoria Woodhull

  • - wrote many speeches and articles advocating women's rights in the second half of the 1800's (after the Seneca Falls Convention
  • - her husband advocated women's rights behind the scenes through her
  • - campaigned to be an American president in 1872 (a feat that was never attempted before by a woman)

Susan B. Anthony

  • - worked with Elizabeth Cady Stanton in the Women's Rights Movement of 1852
  •  - continued the progress done by the Declaration of Sentiments in 1848. 
  • - traveled the U.S. to speak for women's suffrage
  • - also talked about topics such as women's property rights

Ernestine Rose

  • - petitioned for women's rights prior to the Seneca Falls Convention
  • - had connections with Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  • - campaigned for and lectured on national women's rights thirty years after the Seneca Falls Convention
  • - became known as "The Queen of the Platform" for her great speaking skills

To Comstock Laws, an act that women reacted to very much.