Although they weren’t denied of all their rights, women weren’t allowed to become senators. Five women in Alberta decided to take action and formed the Famous Five. The Famous Five fought for the rights of women by winning the Persons Case and they’re the reason why women are considered persons today. The Famous Five are prominent people in Canadian history and they have established many of our rights. The Famous Five consists of Emily Murphy, Henrietta Edwards, Nellie McClung, Louise McKinney, and Irene Parbly.
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Indian Affairs Minister Chuck Strahl said he hoped the money would "close this sad chapter of history in Canada" (A Timeline of Residential Schools). To conclude, social conflict has helped Canada mature as a nation during the last century. This is proven by women gaining the right to vote and being able to run for political roles in the government. Also, women gained more respect from society and with hard work and determination, are now legally known as "persons." Finally, the sympathy and compensation shown from the Canadian government to the Aboriginal people who were affected by the residential schools proves that conflict has helped Canada grow from an immature nation to a mature nation as a whole over the last century.
Canada has overcome a series of controversial issues regarding gender equality, which has led Canadian society to modernize their views. As society’s views modernized, it brought many positive changes regarding gender social norms throughout the years, such as the acceptance of females to participate in man-identified activities. Although, even after the modernization of historical views within society, women equality in the military force is still a concern today in Canada. As for this, women inequality heavily enforces on the lack of acceptance of women in the military force, the numerous reports of sexual harassment towards who work in the military force, and the possibility of women not gaining a higher rank and position in the Canadian military force compared to Canadian males. Canadian women have been an essential part of the Canadian community in terms of all political matters.
One half of the planet is women, and it can be assumed the same for Canada, but they still face judgment at work because they lack the authority to dispute against big corporations or even their male supervisor. It cannot be argued that Canadian women’s status has worsened over the past hundred years, of course, thanks to feminism and activism. However, their status is not as high as it could be. Women as a group first started fighting for workplace equality during the second wave of feminism, from the 1960s to the 1990s. Legislation was approved during the second wave to try to bring gender equality to the workplace.
Many religious believed God created women to be inferior. It was considered a natural law that men were above women. When women started the fight for more rights, it started out as a political and legal fight and eventually turned into a social and economic fight as well. Many women who started the fight, died before they could see there work pay off, including Susan Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucy Stone. In the U.S, Abigail Adams and Mercy Otis Warren fought for the addition of women’s emancipation in the constitution.
The Women’s Rights Movement was a long and persistent battle fought by many brave female advocates that came before us such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott and Susan B. Anthony. These women selflessly dedicated their lives to the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which forever changed the lives of womankind in America. Prior to their efforts, the United States was still in shambles over the Civil War and spent most of its focus on rebuilding the country and securing rights to African American men. Several activists resented the fact that women were not included in this effort and took matters into their own hands. The first meeting solely dedicated to women’s rights was the Seneca Falls Convention on July 19-20, 1848 and was led by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott.