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Sojourner Truth's 'Ain T I A Woman'

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The “Ain’t I a Woman” report starts by stating that several ministers felt that men were superior to women (p. 1). I hate when I read or hear that men are superior to women because there is no support behind the statement. Men do not possess a gene that makes them more intelligent or stronger than women; therefore, the statement is ridiculous. Many people think that women are incapable of doing things on their own and that men should help them. Sojourner Truth proved them wrong by showing her muscles and stating that she got those muscles from plowing, planting, and gathering without the help from a man (p. 1). Women are not weak or incapable and they can get things done without a man helping them. Sojourner Truth made a powerful statement by showing her muscles because she was living proof that women are able to perform the same tasks as men. I loved when she said, “what’s intellect got to do with women’s rights or black folks’ rights?” (p. 1). A person does not have to be intelligent to receive their basic human rights. Men have rights, but that does not mean every man is intelligent. There are many intelligent women, but they do not have the same rights as men. Also, I thought it was great when she stated that Christ did not just appear, that a woman…show more content…
2). Women should not have to wait for approval from men. If women want equal rights they should receive them without having to wait on men to come to their senses. I do not understand why men have to “let” women receive what they are entitled to. Also, I did not agree when she said, “you need not be afraid to give us our rights for fear we will take too much – for we won’t take more than our pint will hold” (p. 2). Women deserve as many rights as they want; it is not fair that a man gets a “quart” while a woman gets a “pint.” Rights are important, but so is equality, without equality men still have the
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