Women's Rights To Racial Equality Rhetorical Analysis

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adhered women’s rights to racial equality and social injustice by using her experiences of injustice and brutality as a slave, to connect with her audience. She pursued the idea of separation between the North and the South, insisting that women should join forces to fight for their rights, speaking up to be heard. She goes further to refute the common assumption that women are were delicate beings, created solely for beauty; women are transformed into feminine and fragile beings because of their size, strength, and stature compared to men’s, which deems them weaker than men. She does so by comparing the life of a slave woman to women in society, and men. “Look at me! Look at my arm! I have ploughed and planted, and gathered into barns...I could work as much and eat as much as a…show more content…
She does this again when discussing motherhood; motherhood is also a huge part of womanhood, and for a slave is quite different than that of a white woman’s. She forces other women to sympathize with her by including in her speech, watching her children be sold into slavery. She even goes as far as to reject the claim that women are not equal to men because God was a man, by asking where God came from, a woman. Implying if men were not connected to God as much they thought, then they too should have no rights. Sojourner connects women’s rights to abolitionism, detailing her experience as a female slave, to appeal to a greater audience and attacking the hypocrisy of religious assumptions that God was a man. From within her realm as a former slave woman, she uses her knowledge and assets to her advantage to appeal to a larger audience, in an effort to pursue women’s rights and push for more opportunities, privileges, and ultimately equality, for all races, male and female, within
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