Summary Of Letters On The Condition Of Women By Sarah Grimke

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Sarah Grimke was a woman who fought for the eqaulity if sexes and whom did not accept the wrongdoings of slavery brought upon them. Grimke then became a leader for women’s rights and abolition to be able to express her strong viewpoint towards the way women were treated. In 1838, Grimke published letters, Letters on the Equality of the Sexes and the Condition of Women, in which revealed her criticisms and possible solutions. Mentioned in Letters on the Equality of the Sexes and the Condition of Women, Grimke indicates the deficiencies of “the butterflies of the fashionable world.” She is referring to the class of women whose main purpose in life is to attract men with their looks in order to get married. This leads to one of the major deficiencies …show more content…

Grimke proclaimed in her letters, girls should be educated to cultivate their minds, to allow time for reading, to be constantly inculcated, and to improve their intellectual capacities rather than exclusively worrying about culinary and manual operations. In other words, Grimke longed for an education where women didn’t spend so much time on domestic duties, such as, “furnishing a well spread table.” Grimke not only wanted a change in women’s education, but a change in their husbands mindset as well. That the husbands would need to encourage their wives and help out around the house in order for Grimke’s vision on education to work out. On the other hand, Grimke still believed that the “knowledge of housewifery” was “an indispensable requisite in woman’s education.” Simply put, Grimke understood the importance and need for woman to still be able to perform domestic duties. Grimke inferred that families saved time and money and were happier as a result from doing her duty thoroughly and understandingly. Altogether, Grimke depicts a education that promoted time for learning, but yet still understood the importance of obtaining household

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