This is 1840, by the way. In the United States, a woman cannot own property. She cannot vote. She cannot move freely.
Both Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton are vehemently against it.
One of the men sent to persuade her to step down "thought Women constitutionally unfit for public or business meetings," she wrote in her diary.
It was mansplaining meets manspreading.
I wrote about that fateful tea party a bit more here: history.com/news/early-wom…
Mere days later, they were presiding over a first-of-its kind conference.
It was terra incognita.
I MEAN. "Resolved, That the same amount of virtue, delicacy, and refinement of behavior, that is required of woman in the social state, should also be required of man."
These women and their sisters and their daughters and their many real and spiritual successors eventually claimed the rights Mott and ECS were brave enough to dream of claiming for themselves during their lifetimes.