The Declaration of Sentiment and the Seneca Falls Convention started the women's rights movement. The declaration argues that women are oppresses by the government and society. Women are oppressed in participation, representation in government, property rights in marriage, divorce law, education, employment, and women's suffrage. It was written primarily by Elizabeth Cady Stanton. 68 women and 32 men signed the declaration, however, many took their name off due to social ridicule.