The gathering at Seneca Falls was one of the many conventions, that got the stone rolling for the women’s rights movement. In the Declaration of Sentiments, written in 1848, held many suggestions and complaints on how a women’s world can change. Seneca Falls caused minds everywhere to take a second look at how the second half of the human race was being treated. It wasn’t even just women, many of these radical girls also supported the abolition of slavery. To some, what seemed to be idiocy, was actually bravery. A women that spoke her opinions was probably seen as someone that was going against their father and or their husband.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton was an intelligent female and an important figure in the women’s rights movement. Surprisingly enough, the idea for holding the Seneca Falls rally was sparked by a different meeting Stanton and fellow abolitionist, Lucretia Mott. The two were in London for an anit-slavery convention where their ideas, voting rights, and even where they sat had been eliminated. It wasn’t just their rights, every female there were reduced to nothing; being oppressed themselves, they probably knew more than the men. Both Mott and Stanton must have felt more than enough anger at the unequal treatment they received because the tek agreed they would do something about the nonsense they went through together.
When the two finally had time to meet up again, it wasn’t until 1848, eight years after they first discussed their grievances while in London; Stanton’s growing family ironically held them back. Now it wasn’t just the two of them. It must have been luck that Mott knew other intelligent females that also became feed up with the system that citizens upheld. The five females that helped plan out the Seneca Falls meeting, assembled in Waterloo at the house of Martha Wright; Mott’s sister. Stanton, Mott, and Wright were joined by Jane Hunt and Mary Ann McClinkton, together they discussed their plans.
“Stanton wrote: ‘I poured out that day the torrent of my long accumulating discontent with such vehemence and indignation that I stirred myself, as well as the rest if the party, to do or dare anything’” (223). I believe this quote is very important. It shows how she had finally had enough of being oppressed when legally, she could have been green she was tired of being recognized by her husbands name and work when she had just an amazing mind. Most importantly, she wasn’t the only one that had these same troubles.