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Emily Leighton's Argumentative Essay

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When Alice Paul tells Senator Leighton that she “perpetuates the lie everyday at breakfast,” she is referring to the lie that most women felt fulfilled within their role in society and how most women lacked independence, ultimately giving up meeting their husbands and societies standards of marriage. In the early 1900’s, women did not receive the right to vote, nor were they allowed to express their opinions vocally due to the fact that they would fear judgment from society and their husbands. Emily Leighton was one among many women at that time, who suffered voicing her opinion, especially since her husband was a Democratic Senator who shared completely different views. Because of this, Emily secretly wrote in her diary and had to practice
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