Reblogged from Exposing Feminism:
A lot of people have allowed the feminist movement's historical revisionism
and lies to taint and claim the wonderful accomplishments of the women's
suffrage movement but the pioneers of the women's suffrage movement
never said that they were a part of a feminist movement.
In fact the
words "feminism" or "feminist" are never even mentioned in the books
they wrote about the movement at the time. In the screenshot (click to zoom) you can see
a search done in the book edited by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
and Susan B. Anthony titled History of Women's Suffrage 1883-1900 and
you can see that a search for the word "feminism" yields "0" results.
And a search for the word "feminist" yields "0" results.
And here's part 2 of her diaries and letters and no mention of the word "feminism".
Elizabeth Cady Stanton never calls herself a feminist or mentions the word "feminism" in her letters and diaries either.
only result for the word "feminist" is the person who wrote the
introduction calling her a feminist in the modern age after she died.