The young Elizabeth Cady Stanton was determined to train herself in so-called “male” intellectual realms. At a time when women were barred from college, Stanton graduated from the Troy Female Seminary School, an institution of higher learning for women (the first of its kind!) with classes on par to those of Troy students’ male counterparts. After school, Elizabeth was drawn to the abolition movement, the temperance movement, and the early stages of what would become the women’s suffrage movement in America.
Humility: modest opinion or estimate of one’s own importance, rank, etc.
A college sophomore has none of these things. While attending NYU, I decided to knock out one of my history requirements with an elective titled ‘African American History: 1865-Present.’ As a self-proclaimed history buff/nerd/aficionado, I figured it would be a cake-walk, since I basically knew almost everything there was to know about history EVER (at 19, having lived in only one place until that very moment…are you picking up on the sarcasm here?)
About two thirds of the world’s illiterate adults are women. Sixty percent of the world’s poorest people are women. Women around the world are denied the information or authority to prevent pregnancy, but complications of pregnancy or childbirth are a leading killer of women of reproductive age. And 15 million girls under 18 are married as child brides every year.