"On the Equality of the Sexes"

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On the Equality of the Sexes, also known as Essay: On the Equality of the Sexes,[1] is a 1790 essay by Judith Sargent Murray.[2][3] Murray wrote the work in 1779 but did not release it until until April 1970, when she published it in an issue of Massachusetts Magazine.[4] The essay predated Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Women which was published in 1792 and 1794,[5] and the work has been credited as being Murray's most important work.[6][7]

In this feminist essay, Murray posed the argument of spiritual and intellectual equality between men and women.[8] It also included a liberal analysis of traditional male superiority in the Bible and criticism of the deprivation of female education of the time.


  1. Gardner, Jared (2012). The Rise and Fall of Early American Magazine Culture. University of Illinois Press. p. 115. ISBN 9780252036705. http://books.google.com/books?id=t_Z_4pUtI0cC&pg=PA115&dq=%22On+the+Equality+of+the+Sexes%22+Murray&hl=en&sa=X&ei=QVh0VL6FPMKrggSspoCgAw&ved=0CCoQ6AEwATgU#v=onepage&q=%22On%20the%20Equality%20of%20the%20Sexes%22%20Murray&f=false. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  2. Baker, Jennifer J. (2005). Securing the Commonwealth. JHU Press. pp. 146-147. ISBN 9780801879722. http://books.google.com/books?id=qUJgbZ2RB0sC&pg=PA214&dq=%22On+the+Equality+of+the+Sexes%22+Murray&hl=en&sa=X&ei=X1d0VLmLGoOngwTG-oKwBQ&ved=0CFkQ6AEwCTgK#v=onepage&q=%22On%20the%20Equality%20of%20the%20Sexes%22%20Murray&f=false. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  3. Galewski, Elizabeth (2007). "The Strange Case for Women's Capacity to Reason: Judith Sargent Murray's Use of Irony in “On the Equality of the Sexes”". Quarterly Journal of Speech 93 (1): 84-108. Template:Citation error. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00335630701326852. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  4. Villanueva Gardner, Catherine (2009). The A to Z of Feminist Philosophy. Scarecrow Press. p. 154. ISBN 9780810868397. http://books.google.com/books?id=4YwCv8zyVbQC&pg=PA154&dq=%22On+the+Equality+of+the+Sexes%22+Murray&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Ty50VKvbJMKmgwTQmIKQBw&ved=0CFgQ6AEwCQ#v=onepage&q=%22On%20the%20Equality%20of%20the%20Sexes%22%20Murray&f=false. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  5. Hughes, Mary (2011). "An Enlightened Woman: Judith Sargent Murray and the Call to Equality". Undergraduate Review 7 (21). http://vc.bridgew.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1196&context=undergrad_rev. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  6. Hyser, Raymond; Arndt, j (2011). Voices of the American Past, Volume 1. Cengage Learning. p. 114. ISBN 9781111341244. http://books.google.com/books?id=VUHHoudlonwC&pg=PA114&dq=%22On+the+Equality+of+the+Sexes%22+Murray&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Ty50VKvbJMKmgwTQmIKQBw&ved=0CDwQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q=%22On%20the%20Equality%20of%20the%20Sexes%22%20Murray&f=false. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  7. Eisenmann, Linda (1998). Historical Dictionary of Women's Education in the United States. Greenwood. pp. 5, 282. ISBN 9780313293238. http://books.google.com/books?id=nFt6csjzc48C&pg=PA282&dq=%22On+the+Equality+of+the+Sexes%22+Murray&hl=en&sa=X&ei=X1d0VLmLGoOngwTG-oKwBQ&ved=0CEMQ6AEwBTgK#v=onepage&q=%22On%20the%20Equality%20of%20the%20Sexes%22%20Murray&f=false. 
  8. Vietto, Angela (2006). Women and Authorship in Revolutionary America. Ashgate Publishing. pp. 56, 58. ISBN 9780754653387. http://books.google.com/books?id=OlIxsVaWRsQC&pg=PA58&dq=%22On+the+Equality+of+the+Sexes%22+Murray&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Ty50VKvbJMKmgwTQmIKQBw&ved=0CEgQ6AEwBg#v=onepage&q=%22On%20the%20Equality%20of%20the%20Sexes%22%20Murray&f=false. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 

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