Declaration of Sentiments
On this, the 160th anniversary of the Women’s Conference at Seneca Falls, New York, and in accordance with the
Declaration of Sentiments of 1848, We The People reaffirm that all men and all women are created equal.
We reaffirm; that we are endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty,
and the pursuit of happiness; that to secure these rights governments are instituted, deriving their just powers from
the consent of the governed.
We reaffirm; that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of those who
suffer from it to refuse allegiance to it, and to insist upon the institution of a new government, laying its foundation
on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety
We reaffirm; that the history of mankind is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations on the part of man toward
woman, having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over her.
In light of this history, and in the understanding that men and women must be banded together in common cause to
change the course of this history, we affirm that:
Women’s rights are human rights, and human rights are women’s rights.
We are obligated to stand up and protect the rights of all people, regardless of gender, skin color, religion, sexual
orientation, nationality, or creed, to live in a society that upholds equality, freedom, and justice.
All people have a right to receive equal pay for equal work, have the freedom to share their lives with the partners of
their choice, and have access to the same opportunities for employment.
Every citizen of the United States of America is entitled to equal protection under the Constitution of the United
No political body operating under the Constitution of the United States possesses the power or authority to violate
the rights of citizens protected by that Constitution.
Every vote cast by an eligible voter must be counted, and every vote cast and counted must be reflected fairly.
Every citizen of the world must be recognized as being in possession of the same inalienable human rights; to live
free from emotional, economic, religious, sexual, political, and physical oppression.
Firmly relying upon the final triumph of the Right and the True, we do this day affix our signatures to this
UPDATE JULY 19, 2008 at 10:45am: Hope everyone is feeling nice and uplifted after reading that. But if you start to think that speaking up politically as a woman is now safe and commonplace after 160 years, THINK AGAIN. Here’s a comment posted over at the Hireheels blog. The commenter’s name is Big Papa.
“You racist PUMA (pu$$ie$)CeeRackers aren’t fooling anybody. You hate Obama because he’s a strong, intelligent and accomplished Black man. You racist, man-hating pigettes are nothing but right wing trash, who are soon going to be extinct in the NEW America. There is a new generation rising to destroy you right wing conservative, racist female dogs, and male pigs. You’re all squealing demons who are going to Hell, and the world will be a much better place without you all! Say hello to the next POTUS- Barack Hussein Obama…you scummy beeeeotches!”