In 1966, Friedan took part in creating the National Organization for Women in order to create equality for all females. Betty was president of NOW from 1966 to 1970. Betty established NOW in order to end sex segregated job advertisements, men only bars and clubs, and advocating for affordable childcare. She motivated and encouraged thousands of women to join the movement. In ... ... middle of paper ... ... on the notion that religious groups, places of employment, and government agencies should not force their personal beliefs on a woman and her reproductive rights.
Between 1850 and 1860 Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony meet for the first time and became longtime friends. These two women who came together at a certain point in their lives had different roles. “Anthony was the strategist, tactician, and all-round logistics coordinator. Cady Stanton was the philosophical thinker, writer, and theoretician” (Rogers). Cady Stanton and B. Anthony became the most known woman in the United States.
Feministic Women in history were subjected to an oppressed role, which men were in control. Many of these women created groups to talk about these problems such as the Seneca Falls. Women fought for equality, but some were happy with the status quo, and some simply became the change. Initially, women fought for equality to end the oppressed rule of a man and wanted to be equal to a man in every way possible, women soon called themselves Feminists. Women in general, were forced to marry a man that the father saw fit to the daughter but this sometimes brought years of abuse and cruelty to the women.
They wanted to equally share responsibilities with home care, children and economic burden. Women were determined to create a new image of themselves by protesting and speaking out for their equality, freedom and human dignity to gain an equal, self-respecting partnership with men. Women believed that men being told that they couldn’t excel in these areas where women could was also a discrimination to men. They felt there was unnecessary hostility between the sexes since they got completely different treatment and chances. Commissions like the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission helped women because it allowed women to sue against workplaces that they felt were being discriminatory in any way whether by race, age, sex or color.
They thought that every man and woman was created equal and should be treated equally. Ministers sneered at the couple for daring to speak to a mixed audience of men and women. They thought that such work was only for men. Theodore, Sarah’s husband, said that, “men and women were created equal, if it were moral and right for a man to ... ... middle of paper ... ... 19th amendment. Susan didn’t live long enough to see the nineteenth amendment become ratified, but many people are grateful for her hard work on getting equal right for women.
My definition includes women who are not afraid of their own power, and are not afraid of the power of the patriarchal society, and stands up for what they believe in throughout every aspect of their life. There are also male feminists who recognize some of the wrongs that have been done to women, and support the movement to change them. A feminist can be the militant, angry female who thinks that men are against her or the soft-spoken pro-choice woman who believes in her right to choose her own health care. I believe that feminists come in all shapes and sizes, and may not be able to fit into the label that encompasses them. In my experiment, people's view of feminism came in two varieties.
Every citizen of the United State was grant the right to vote since their birth in the United State or when they passed their citizenship test. However while women today take their citizenship for granted, a century ago women actually fought for their rights to vote. In the nineteenth century, only white men were allow to vote, and if any women were to vote, she automatically breaks a law and would be arrested. Despite these challenges and obstacles the women faced, women ultimately gain their rights through The Woman’s Right Movement or The Woman Suffrage Movement by using several different methods to persuade the public’s opinion and the U.S Congress to agree with them. In 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment was sign into the Constitution, granting women the rights to vote.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.” (Elizabeth, 1815). The 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States gave women a right to vote as well as men. The movement to give the right to vote for women through the 19th Amendment was a Suffrage movement. The Suffrage movement had continued since the Civil War, but the 13th, 14th and 15th amendment (it is related to the right to citizen) did not cover the right to vote for women. The 19th Amendment and the Suffrage movement have changed the lives of women in society.
The issue of equality had always been a debate between both female and male back in the old days. The ERA, short for Equal Rights Amendment, was an amendment that was designed to guarantee equal rights for women. It was a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution and was originally written by Alice Paul and Crystal Eastman. Both Paul and Eastman believed that in order to have freedom from legal sex discrimination, it was required to have an Equal Rights Amendment that would affirm the equal application of the Constitution to all U.S. citizens. In the year of 1923, the Equal Rights Amendment was introduced by the Congress for the first time.
She promoted one of her most well-known speeches, “Ain’t I A Woman?”. In her speech she talked about how men treat her differently from white women but that she was also a woman so she questioned why weren’t men treating her the same. She believed that all men should treat all women the same way regardless of their race. She continued her speech by saying how all men and women should have the same rights and be treated equally. If all women join forces, they could make this desire come true.