It's interesting that Sojourner Truth compares herself to men, saying,
"I have as much muscle as any man..." and because she is "like a man",
she should have the right to vote. What is still too prevalent in the
feminist movement is the move for women to be like men. I think women
have had to do this in order to gain some of their power back, but their
only true power lies in being powerful women. I don't want to be like
a man - I don't like men or masculine values particularly - and I don't
want women to have to sacrifice power if they want to be "like women."
I don't want to sacrifice power in order to be what I feel natural and
comfortable within. At the present day, I still feel I must act "masculine"
if I am to be respected, if I am to have any power in the outside world
at all. Women's values and strengths MUST be cherished! It's time for
the feminine. The masculine is not all that admirable for women to give
up everything that is dominant within them.