Read the passage and answer this question based on what is stated or implied in the passage.
What is the main idea of this passage?
”Ain’t I a Woman?”
Women’s Rights Convention, Akron, Ohio, May 1851
(1) I want to say a few words about this matter. (2) I am a woman’s rights. (3) I have as much muscle as any man, and can do as much work as any man. (4) I have plowed and reaped and husked and chopped and mowed, and can any man do more than that? (5) I have heard much about the sexes being equal. (6) I can carry as much as any man, and can eat as much too, if I can get it. (7) I am as strong as any man that is now. (8) As for intellect, all I can say is, if a woman have a pint, and a man a quart — why can’t she have her little pint full? (9) You need not be afraid to give us our rights for fear we will take too much, — for we can’t take more than our pint’ll hold. (10) The poor men seems to be all in confusion, and don’t know what to do. (11) Why children, if you have woman’s rights, give it to her and you will feel better. (12) You will have your own rights, and they won’t be so much trouble.
Quoted, in part, from: http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/document/aint-i-a-woman/
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Slaves like Sojourner Truth had limited access to education, which she illustrates when she admits she cannot read.
Women may not be as smart as men, but they deserve better treatment than they currently receive and won’t be a threat if they are granted equality.
Women are just as capable and intelligent as men and deserve equality.
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