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...ng fought by women today around the world. The advocacy of women’s rights in the nineteenth and twentieth century through protest, literature, and public advocacy, like the Seneca Falls Convention and the Suffragettes of the early twentieth century, helped shape society and mold it into a more desirable place for gender equality.
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