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Circular
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Brooklyn: 20 February 1865

SOCIAL SLAVERY.

  A correspondent in Washington, alluding to the discussion of the sexual subject in THE CIRCULAR, says:

  "Repeatedly I have, here as elsewhere, had opportunity to hear how husbands treat their women; how they subject them to their brutal lusts against the wishes of the women, how they force them to take preventives so as not to have children, &c., &c.—making life a hell for women—and I consider the most important subject at present, is the abolition of Woman's Slavery."

  Well, gather up all the facts you can find bearing on this subject, and send them to us. By and by there will perhaps be an "Uncle Tom's Cabin" of Marriage Slavery written, in which the Haleys and Legrees of the family and the bed-chamber will find their fitting place beside the tyrants of the coffle and the Red River hell of Mrs. Stowe's immortal book. The signs of the times indicate that now the nation has thrown off the barbarism of Negro Slavery, and the dark cloud of war is drifting away, attention will be turned more earnestly than ever to the present social system. And we expect to see a movement for freedom and justice and purity and reconciliation and unity, between man and woman, which for depth and earnestness, and universal interest, will vastly surpass the Anti-Slavery movement of the last thirty years.