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Seite 30 - The history of mankind is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations on the part of man tow'ard woman, having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over her.
Seite 31 - Commentaries, remarks, that this law of Nature being coeval with mankind, and dictated by God himself, is of course superior in obligation to any other. It is binding all over the globe, in all countries, and at all times; no human laws are of any validity if contrary to this...
Seite 33 - By marriage, the husband and wife are one person in law: that is, the very being or legal existence of the woman is suspended during the marriage, or at least is incorporated and consolidated into that of the husband...
Seite 31 - This law of nature being coeval with mankind, and dictated by God himself, is of course superior in obligation to any other. It is binding over all the globe, in all countries, and at all times ; no human laws are of any validity, if contrary to this; and such of them as are valid derive all their force, and all their authority, mediately or immediately, from this original.
Seite 32 - Resolved, That the same amount of virtue, delicacy, and refinement of behavior that is required of woman in the social state, should also be: required of man, and the same transgressions should be visited with equal severity on both man and woman.
Seite 31 - In the covenant of marriage, she is compelled to promise obedience to her husband, he becoming, to all intents and purposes, her master—the law giving him power to deprive her of her liberty, and to administer chastisement. He has so framed the laws of divorce, as to what shall be the proper causes, and in case of separation, to whom the guardianship of the children shall be given, as to be wholly regardless of the happiness of women—the law, in all cases, going upon a false supposition of the...
Seite 30 - He has made her, if married, in the eye of the law, civilly dead. He has taken from her all right in property, even to the wages she earns.
Seite 11 - Provided, That the right of suffrage and of holding office shall be exercised only by citizens of the United States...
Seite 33 - The husband also, by the old law, might give his wife moderate correction. For, as he is to answer for her misbehaviour, the law thought it reasonable to intrust him with this power of restraining her, by domestic chastisement, in the same moderation that a man is allowed to correct his apprentices or children; for whom the master or parent is also liable in some cases to answer.