“I ask no favors for my sex. All I ask of our brethren is, that they will take their feet off our necks.” – Sarah M. Grimke


I watched a documentary a few days ago on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the movie was called RBG. During the movie RBG quotes Sarah Grimke and a letter Sarah sent to Mary S. Parker about women’s equality. This connection, between Grimke and RBG represents the connection between past and present-day feminism. The fact that RBG quotes Sarah Grimke about equal rights for women, after the civil rights moment of the 1960’s , and the suffragist movement before that, it really shows how each female figure in history pushes the boundaries further. It’s a push for the next generation of women to break through those boundaries and look back at how women before them have laid the groundwork.

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