The feminist philosophy, on the other hand, preaches equality purely in legal and political rights. A number of conservative feminists believe the battle for equal rights was won when in 1928 women were enfranchised (British History Oxford, 2007). It caused social transformation in Britain and liberated women. This philosophy is relevant in modern society because it can be beneficial in any country where women experience hard ship due lack of legal equality. Further legislation aimed at improving equality in the UK needs to consider possible side effects, and should promote equality for all.
The 19th Amendment and the Suffrage movement gave women for the better life in the society. Works Cited 19th Amendment. (n.d.). 19th Amendment. Retrieved January 20, 2014, http://kids.laws.com/19th-amendment 19th Amendment: Giving Women the Right to Vote.
Campaign for Women's Suffrage A campaign for women’s suffrage developed in the years after 1870 due to socio-economic and political reasons. The transformation of Britain into an industrialised nation prompted a change in the way gender roles were perceived; separate gender spheres in business, politics and the home were accentuated. Although a woman’s role was still thought to be in the home, they had complete control over all domestic affairs, and began to acknowledge the need to exert more power in the outside world. Religious missionaries, active in the humanitarian movement, were among the first feminists. It was from this feminine public sphere that demands for improvements in the position of women began to be made.
Although demoted towards their own private domain and quite powerless, some women took edge and became involved in parts of reform such as temperance and abolition. Therefore this ultimately opened the way for women to come together in an organized movement to battle for their own rights in such ways as equal education, labor, legal reform, and the occupations. As stated in the nineteenth amendment, a constitutional revision that established women’s citizen rights to vote. In the 20th century leadership of the suffrage movement passed to two organizations. The first was the National American Woman Suffrage Association.
Throughout history, women have fought to obtain the same rights as men. A major right some women, known as suffragettes, struggled to gain was the right to vote. The efforts and success of the suffragettes from the 19th and 20th century helped mold the women of today. They have done so by giving modern women greater opportunities, challenging the stereotypes of women, and by being inspirational female figures. The fight for women’s suffrage had its roots early in the seventeenth century.
Emmeline Pankhurst was a very important woman suffragist from Great Britain who led the suffrage movement with solid ruling and unique tactics. Her uses of tactics were more major and aggressive than the ways used by the people before her. She believed that women voters should be able to help resolve things such as poverty. She attacked a government that viewed property more than rights. She pointed out that men and women shared equally important responsibilities in society and tried to reduce inequality by improving women’s political rights.
Many historians believe that the roots for feminism began in ancient Greece with Sappho or during the medieval times. Most certainly though, the foremothers of the modern women’s movement were Jane Austen, Olympes de Gouge, and Mary Wollstonecraft; these women all advocated for the full potential of the female gender. (Rampton) Mary Wollstonecraft published one of the seminal works for modern day feminism in 1792. “Vindication of the Rights of Women” argued that all women should get an equal education and allow them to become independent, whole people. She stated that the current education system restricted women’s potential to help make society and well with family and their home better.
They won laws delegating minimum wage and maximum work hours for female workers. They were able to implement many public programs and social welfare measures. One of the biggest changes to American women's lives came from the suffrage movement of the progressive era. In 1890, the National Women Suffrage Association (NWSA) and the American Women Suffrage Association (AWSA) united to form the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA). Under the leadership of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, NAWSA Began the campaign to obtain voting rights for women.
Women In the Progressive Era In today’s times, women are more equal to men than they ever have been, even though differences like the wage gap exist. However, the rights of women have come a long way since even as little as a hundred years ago. How is this possible? Women have fought – and won – against the inequalities that they have faced. Powerful women like Carrie Chapman Catt, Ida Wells-Barnett, and Jane Addams who fought diligently during the Progressive Era in order to close the vast gap between men and women.
For instance, economically they achieved a greater variety in job choices and higher salaries. As for social, both movements were able to help society see women as strong, hardworking individuals. Politically the effects were different. The Women's Rights Movement granted women more political rights like property rights. Whereas the Women's Suffrage Movement achieved the Nineteenth Amendment which gave women the right to vote.