Not for Ourselves Alone
The movie I watched this week was the Not for Ourselves Alone, produced by Ben Burns, Paul Barnes, and written by Geoffrey C. Ward in 1999. The documentary articulates the suffrage movement in the United States, along with Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s biography. In review, the movie dedicates a significant amount of time to the time after their deaths. Thus, the movie provided an overview of strategic moments in the woman’s suffrage history and the insights of two women’s lives.
Not for Ourselves Alone delved into Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Station’s relationship with their parents, however, primary focus directly integrated on their strong willed fathers. Susan B. Anthony did not marry; however, Elizabeth Cody Stanton did and found herself surrounded by family and often times tied down. Nonetheless, there were brief clips of the economical tough times and their religious partialities.
The movie focused on Anthony and Stanton's determination to the movement of women's rights, and covering the first women's rights convention at Seneca Falls, New York in 1848. The women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls is where the battle started, the battle for legislation and protection of a married woman’s property rights. However, the filmmakers did not make mention of further accomplishments during 1848 like “slavery being abolished in the West Indies, the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ended the Mexican-American war, the Communist Manifesto was published, and revolutions occurred in France and Germany” (McCann & Kim, 2013, p. 12). Thus, the 1848, the women’s rights convention at Seneca Falls can be claimed has the foremother of women’s liberation, however, limiting itself t...
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...archy is a set of social relations between men, which have a material base, and which, though hierarchical, establish or create interdependence and solidarity among men that enable them to dominate women” (Hartman, 1981, p. 192).
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McCann, C., & Kim, S. (2013). Feminist theory reader, (3d ed.). Hoboken: Taylor and Francis.
1. The chosen book titled “Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women 's Right Movement” is written by Sally McMillen in 2008. It is a primary source, as long as its author for the first time opens the secrets of the revolutionary movement, which started in 1848 from the convention held by Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Stanton. It is not a secondary source, as long as information from the book appears for the first time. Stanton did not reveal much in her memoirs, so the author had to work hard to bring this information on the surface. The convention changed the course of history by starting protecting women’s rights and enhancing overall gender equality. The book is a reflection of women’s activity in the name of their freedom and rights equality during fifty years. The book is significant both to the present and to the past time, as long as there are many issues in the society related to the women’s rights, and to the time studied in the class.
In the early 20th century, many Americans perceived woman as unskilled and deficient, due to this woman have never gotten the chance to prove how they can positively affect society. Document A, Supports Woman states; “They still love their homes and their children just the same as ever, and are better able to protect themselves and their children because of the ballot”. If woman were given the right to vote it would not only have helped the society by having more opinions, but it would have also helped women protect themselves and their children by voting for things like better education. Supports Woman explains how giving woman the right ...
Before the turn on the century of the 1900s a meeting took place to pave the way to suffragists and feminists at the time. In 1848, a group of three hundred men and women gathered to discuss the topic of women’s suffrage. Among these women stood the most iconic feminists of that time; Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Amelia Bloomer, Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglass, and Sojourner Truth. These iconic women−and also, surprisingly, men−all signed a Declaration of Sentiments that stated married women should be able to have the right to own land , earnings, and gain custody of their children in the outcome of divorce. It also stated the right to vote, but many viewed the deep-seated idea too profound and might jeopardize their other achievements written beforehand. Therefore, they had written that anno...
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