Sarah Grimké: Women Must Acquire Feminist Consciousness by Conscious Effort (American 1792-1873)

“But I ask no favors for my sex. I surrender not our claim to equality. All I ask of our brethren is, that they will take their feet from off our necks, and permit us to stand upright …” —Sarah Grimké Sarah Grimké’s story absolutely breaks my heart. Her entire life was limited and defined by sexism. Her abhorrence of the slavery and racism that she witnessed growing up as the daughter of a wealthy plantation owner in the state of South Carolina in the United States before the Civil War, caused her to make the conscious choice to...

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