The Declaration of Sentiments and NOW
Both the Declaration of Sentiments and the National Organization for Women’s Statement of Purpose are documents that represent women’s fight for equality with men. The DOS, the first wave’s list of demands for quality, came from radical women who did not have a voice within society while the Statement of Purpose shows the second wave’s plan for the fight against discrimination.
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demanded to be represented fairly in politics.
Both the Declaration of Sentiments and NOW’s Statement of Purpose focused on gaining equality with men. The DOS focused on changing legal actions while the NOW used those legal changes to reform society’s view of women. The first wave’s accomplishments, such as gaining the right to vote, enabled NOW to use their influence
they gained to abolish women’s dependence of men and sexual discrimination.