Ms. Stewart offers an interesting insight to the role that abolitionist women played during the 1800’s. When she begins to discuss how the men would discredit her work, we can see how this affected her and how it somehow increased her passion. Something that caught my eye was that as she is talking about the men, she also discusses many powerful women that have been seen throughout history and in the Bible. She tells of their great works and how each of them had done different influential acts and she believes that she has also been as influential as these other women. This chapter required me to do more research about Maria Stewart. I discovered that she was also the first African American woman to lecture in public in the 1830’s!