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This value has drenched the social structure of societies throughout the world. Even in today’s times women are still struggling for rights that men take for granted. The struggle of women rights was even more problematic for women of color because not only did they have to deal with issues of sexism, they also had to deal with discrimination. The first known women’s right conference was held in Seneca Falls, New York in July 1848. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott grew organized a group of women to deliberate antislavery and willpower.
However women will still continue to fight for financial equality in the workforce. The early 20th Century was a time of dramatic change for women in society; pre-World War One most democratic countries still rejected women suffrage, this rejection just served to fuel the Women’s Movement. Furthermore, most women were omitted from the workplace. Instead, they were expected to spend their days as homemakers, raising children, cleaning, cooking, sewing and performing other household chores. The patriarchal domination of women is best illustrated through the American Catholic spokesman, Orestes Brownson before the Civil War.
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The right for women to be educated has been long sought after. The history of women education started the beginning of feminism. Education, over the last two hundred years, has changed women lives in America according to Barbara M. Solomon. In the early years of American history women were discouraged from getting a higher education it would be considered unnatural for women to be educated, and women were only taught domestic skills such as sewing, cooking and child-rearing. American women began to seek opportunities for further education, as well as equal rights.
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Today’s American women are following centuries old traditions of rebelling against society’s outlook on women around. Earlier in America’s history, it was unheard of for a woman to be in both the public and domestic sphere. Women were forced to spend most of their life in the domestic sphere, and wear ridiculous clothes everyday. For a long time, women have been degraded and pushed around, causing women to initial movements to change the way society treats women. In America, “the land of the free”, women have to fight for their equal rights.
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