Elizabeth Cady Stanton: “The Solitude of Self”

In this 1892 speech, Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902), a leading figure in the early American women's movement, provides a powerful and unique philosophical defense of women's rights. Considered by many as the most significant speech of Stanton's career, this address affirms women's right to equality based on "the solitude of self." Stanton opens with a summation of common arguments for women's rights, such as the right of all citizens to equal rights, all based on a concept of human beings as members of a society. Stanton then turns these ideas on their head, basing her argument for women's rights on a concept of human beings as solitary, self-reliant individuals. According to Stanton, both men and women are destined to "make the voyage of life alone," and in order to succeed, both men and women must be empowered with the necessary knowledge and skills. "Seeing, then, that life must ever be a march and a battle that each soldier must be equipped for his own protection," Stanton says, "it is the height of cruelty to rob the individual of a single natural right." This speech, translated to Persian by Tavaana, provides a unique link between the political philosophy of individual rights and an existential perspective on the self.

Tavaana Publication   Click here to read Tavaana's exclusive translation of "The Solitude of Self."

 

 

DOWNLOAD THE TAVAANA APP

Get it on Google Play

If you do not have access to Google Play download the Android APK file below ( Android 4.2.2 and higher). 

 

Twitter

RT @hafezeh_tarikhi: اکبر هاشمی رفسنجانی درباره اقدام به ترور و قتل ۳۰۰ فعال و مخالف سیاسی ایرانی در خارج توسط جمهوری اسلامی، دو هفته پیش ا…
Tavaana (1 hour ago)
احمد خاتمی و #فضای_مجازی هار #احمد_خاتمی از روحانیون مدافع سانسور اینترنت و محروم‌کردن ایرانیان از حقوق اساسی‌شان… https://t.co/EnRBNVrYub
Tavaana (1 hour ago)
«تقلیل مصیبت‌هایی که جمهوری اسلامی بر سر مردم آورده و انداختن این تقصیر بر دوش یک بخش ازخود حکومت و برداشتن بار بی‌… https://t.co/8pAWQZp0XM
Tavaana (4 hours ago)
کامنت‌های آیت‌الله!! کارتونیست: رضا عقیلی @Rezacartoon علی خامنه‌ای در پاسخ به استفتایی گفته است که در ماه رمضان… https://t.co/NBYs1yGf4Z
Tavaana (5 hours ago)
چگونه رمز وای‌فای را در دستگاه‌مان ببینیم؟ اگر مثلا کسی رمزعبور #وای‌فای را از ما بخواهد، چگونه می‌توانیم بدون دس… https://t.co/udfVmvU2Xx
Tavaana (6 hours ago)
According to an Iranian Parliament MP, Chinese have resumed cryptocurrency mining activities (mostly Bitcoin) in Ra… https://t.co/GUfZ5pP8L7
Tavaana (11 hours ago)
A retiree in Shush speaks during recent nationwide protests by retirees, saying the #IslamicRepublic has divided th… https://t.co/7hzwAgnasm
Tavaana (12 hours ago)
Mohsen Rezaei: ““Previously, our completely secret nuclear documents were stolen.” Community message: “What’s the w… https://t.co/1pmmvfteQm
Tavaana (13 hours ago)