Feminism | Posted by Chloe H on 07/19/2017

What We Can Learn From The Seneca Falls Convention Over 160 Years Later

Seneca Falls Convention

The Seneca Falls Convention, which is perhaps best remembered for its demand for women’s suffrage, was held on July 19, 1848. And yet 169 years later, American women continue to struggle within the confines of a patriarchal and misogynistic society—and to honor the legacy of the Seneca Falls Convention nonetheless by continuing to fight for their rights.

The convention produced an influential feminist document called the “Declaration of Sentiments,”  which highlighted the ironic lack of freedom women had in their country given their nation’s founding document and overall purpose.  As the Declaration of Sentiments pointed out, “the history of mankind is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations on the part of man toward woman, having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over her.” …

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Feminism | Posted by Reem B on 07/11/2012

Women’s Suffrage in Egypt: I Thought We Established That

An Egyptian woman voting in the recent election

I live in Egypt and, contrary to what many Western people seem to believe, we live in apartments, do not use camels or horses for transportation, spend most of our time in front of T.Vs, computers, smart phones, etc and have just completed our very first free presidential elections. While that sounds great, there’s still a big problem.

Before the final results of the elections were announced, the head of the committee responsible for the elections presented the committee’s findings about some reports regarding the validity of the elections. One of the reports indicated that three voting centers in one governorate in Upper Egypt had only one voter. Three voting centers with thousands of voters registered and only one vote recorded raised …

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