Re: Ch. 7 - Dawn of the Culture Wars
In this chapter Jacoby discusses the merging of the women suffragists with The Women's Christian Temperance Union. Jacoby explains how it made sense, politically, to Anthony to merge. Anthony was willing to put aside some of the concerns of the suffragists, like the role of religion in subjugating women, to make room for some of the Christian Union's objectives, like Sunday closing laws. However, Stanton was unwilling to be quiet about religion. Anthony tried to dissuade Stanton from publishing her Woman's Bible
. Stanton not only published it, but also continued to speak passionately against religion. What do you think about Stanton's decision to continue to speak against religion in the suffragist movement? Do you think Anthony was right about leaving religion out of it?