Um dos textos fundamentais, como não podia deixar de ser, é a Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions, escrito e lido por Elizabeth Cady Stanton na Convenção de Seneca Falls de 1848 e que foi assinado por sessenta e seis mulheres e trinta e dois homens.
Assim vou tentar: vou colocar a parte inicial do texto aqui e ver o que acontece. A ideia é cada pessoa traduzir um parágrafo e colocar a tradução como comentário, devidamente assinado. Quando o texto estiver todo traduzido podemos colocá-lo num sítio de leituras feministas, divulgá-lo e disponibilizá-lo para quem quiser fazer download. Fico à espera.
Declaration of Rights and Sentiments
When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one portion of the family of man to assume among the people of the earth a position different from that which they have hitherto occupied, but one to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes that impel them to such a course.
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that to secure these rights governments are instituted, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of those who suffer from it to refuse allegiance to it, and to insist upon the institution of a new government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they were accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their duty to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security. Such has been the patient sufferance of the women under this government, and such is now the necessity which constrains them to demand the equal station to which they are entitled.