Although women have power to bring life into the world, they also have the power to destroy anything in their path. The world has not been completely corrupted because women have hope, faith and love, and that is the key to living. The women of this world are the ones that keep it spinning through hard work, dedication, love, trust and faith. Of course every country is different and depending on their customs women are treated differently. It took the United States a long time to be able to accept the fact that women are as capable of accomplishing tasks as men are.
We can no more deny forever the right of self-government to one-half our people than we could keep the Negro forever in bondage.” The cycle of life continues as great mentors leave their thrones for new apprentices to take their place. Through a lifetime of courage, bravery, persistence, Anthony lived to her fullest and most unique potential, leaving the world with a reformed society that placed less weight on the discrimination between sexes. Her fight against the conventional norms and hypocritical customs 19th century women had been forced to withstand would pave the way for future female natural born leaders.
With this defense, they were able to produce an illustrious history. Now, women can linger with their pasts, and with the memories of the women who preceded them, and look towards a bright future, where people like Eleanor Roosevelt and Hillary Rodham Clinton exemplify the American women, who can live out the American Dream, once only available to males. No longer do women write books depicting their insecurities and injustices. Now women are writers of Pulitzer Prize winning works and teach aspiring male authors how to be the best they can be. In a society where it was once unheard of for women to even be educated, women take up the majority of grade school teachers, and many more have blossomed into college professors with Ph D's and MD's.
At the time Clara lived, women were still considered inferior to men. Throughout her work, she faced much sexism, but she worked past it and created a legacy for herself. Also occurring during her life was the Civil War, which she was a very helpful part of. Clara’s most well known achievement is her founding of the American Red Cross. In addition to that, Clara also established the nation’s first free public school in Bordentown, New Jersey, worked as a field nurse during the Civil War, and supported the movement for women’s suffrage.
One of Women's First Individuals in Society "There have been others also, just as true and devoted to the cause-I wish I could name every one-but with such women consecrating their lives, FAILURE IS IMPOSSIBLE." -Susan B. Anthony12 This remarkable Quaker women from Adams, Massachusetts was born on February 15, 1820. Her home life, as a child was not extraordinary, she lead a regular life. However, what she became in adult life challenges some curiosity.1 She was an American reformer and well recognized leader worldwide. The work, in which Anthony devoted her life to, perhaps her most memorable contribution, was her struggle with striving for women’s rights.
With a strong education that only boys had in her time, and a confident mind, she was already determined to stand up for women across America. Susan B. Anthony was the second oldest of eight children, making the chores lengthy and more complex (“Susan B. Anthony”). ... ... middle of paper ... ...ts and nothing less" (“Susan Brownell Anthony”). Susan B. Anthony died on March 16, 1906, at her home on Madison Street in Rochester, New York (“her story biography”). At 86 years old, just a month before Anthony died, she gave her last speech saying that failure is impossible (“Susan B. Anthony”).
Elizabeth loved her cousin, Elizabeth Smith... ... middle of paper ... ...r equality of women whose only representation at the time was through husbands. The brave few who courageously fought in the movement reformed our country and society today. Women such as Alice Paul and Susan B Anthony not only brought on equality for women today these women also brought on a new way women thought towards themselves. Today women think of themselves as independent smart citizens who can be whoever they want to be, politicians, doctors, scientists, etc. In addition women today can wear what they choose.
This movement which was inspired by the ideologies of courageous women and fueled by their enthusiasm and sacrifice is often unacknowledged by most historians in the chronicles of American History. Today the movement is often misunderstood as a passive, white upper class, naive cause. But a deeper study would reveal that the women’s suffrage movement was the one that brought together the best and brightest women in America, which not only changed the lives of half the citizens of United States but also changed the social attitudes of millions of Americans. The movement teaches us of the importance of the need for progressive thinkers and visionaries in our society. While the equality of women in every sense may not be achieved yet, the glorious victory of the woman suffrage movement acts as an inspiration to every woman in America today.
In conclusion, women would not have been able to reach a level of true equality, without the assistance and the many contributions of Emily Murphy, Nellie McClung and Agnes Macphail. All three of these women worked tirelessly to give women the rights they deserved. While Emily Murphy created new laws, Nellie McClung opened doors to new career opportunities for women, and Agnes Macphail acted as a role model and guided many women. Women's equality does not refer to women being treated with superiority, but instead, it refers to the equal status of both men and women.
Ordinary, a term used to describe the regular, or custom, is a description of the plethora of individuals in society. When an individual does something exceptional, or extraordinary, they leave their mark on the world, whether it be positive or negative. "Hardship often prepares an ordinary person for an extraordinary destiny" C.S. Lewis. Elizabeth Cady Stanton influenced her time for the better, her work towards women’s rights allowed her to become known as an extraordinary women’s rights leader.