Sarah Grimke's Arguments For The Abolition Of Slavery

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Sarah Grimke was an advocate for the abolition of slavery. She then began to defend women rights in order to further advance her main purpose of abolition. In her letters she argues against Catharine Beecher’s about the role of women and how they are subordinate to men. Her main arguments were against that women were not subordinate to men by gods rule. she says that god made them equal but then men created classes where they were higher ranked than women. She says that men denied them opportunities such as voting and others and forced women to become less valued than men. She also was very focused on getting rid of the term separate spheres. Her main points were that women and men have equal rights and women should be able to be involved in …show more content…

In her first letter she explains how men and women were put side by side in the fields with slaves. she shows how it was a way to promote the welfare for men. in her fourth letter she tells how men would win their affection and once they have, use them for their own pleasure. he takes them in as house keepers and while the men are aloud to leave and do as they please the women are stuck in the house taking care of everything. her fifth letter talks of the same ideas. she says that the men either make the women slaves when god had created them to be companions or they use them for sex and pleasure. Also she talks how the men would steal their kids from her and how god did not give them this right. She argues to have the women stand together and fight for what is right. I believe that all of these letters prove that equality is necessary. she uses ideas from the lord, whom everyone followed, as well as morals and real life facts. She really shows how mistreated women were and how unfair it was to them. Grimske explains how men took advantage of women and made them slaves when they were in free states. They would make them cook and clean and still deprive them of the right to vote, education, policies, and pretty much everything. These letters really open the eyes to the real lives of women and how unfair and cruel they were being

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