130 Reading Questions

  1. The first women’s rights convention, the Seneca Falls Convention ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seneca_Falls_Convention ), occurred five years after “The Great Lawsuit” was first published. How might have this text paved the way for this convention, as well as the signing of the Declaration of Sentiments (a gender-inclusive rewriting of the Declaration of Independence)?
  2. Give one similarity and one difference on how Margaret Fuller and Judith Sargent Murray frame their arguments on gender equality.
  3. In regards to Fuller’s bio, how does her educational background make her a reliable voice for women’s education?
  4. Give one example of how Fuller reframes the relationship of the sexes. What gender roles does she challenge?
  5. What gender inequality does Fuller address that is still relevant today? Give one illustrative example.


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