Sunday, February 23, 2014

Abigail Adams' Words of Warning about Respecting Women's Rights

by Nomad

Abigail Adams Women's Rights

I long to hear that you have declared independency. And in the new code of laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make, I desire you would remember the ladies, and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors... If particular and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation.
From a letter written in 1774 by Abigail Adams, wife of one president and mother of another to her husband.