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1793, Jan 31880, Nov 11
an American Quaker, abolitionist, a women's rights activist, and a social reformer. She had formed the idea of reforming the position of women in society when she was amongst the women excluded from the World Anti-Slavery Convention in 1840. In 1849, Mott's "Sermon to the Medical Students" was published. In 1850, Mott published her speech Discourse on Woman, a pamphlet about restrictions on women in the United States. In general, as a Quaker preacher, Mott spoke from the divine light within, and she never wrote down her sermons or speeches. She seldom wrote anything for publication.
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It is not Christianity, but priestcraft that has subjected woman as we find her.
Learning, while at school, that the charge for the education of girls was the same as that for boys, and that, when they became teachers, women received only half as much as men for their services, the injustice of this distinction was so apparent.
Let our lives be in accordance with our convictions of right, each striving to carry out our principles.
The laws given on Mount Sinai for the government of man and woman were equal; the precepts of Jesus make no distinction.
The world has never yet seen a truly great and virtuous nation because in the degradation of woman the very fountains of life are poisoned at their source.
There is nothing of greater importance to the well-being of society at large - of man as well as woman - than the true proper position of woman.
Those who read the Scriptures and judge for themselves, not resting satisfied with the perverted application of the text, do not find the distinction that theology and ecclesiastical authorities have made in the condition of the sexes.
We too often bind ourselves by authorities rather than by the truth.
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