It was the day when woman’s suffrage movement tasted success. It took over 100 years to win the right to vote, and the journey wasn't smooth. This movement – Woman’s Suffrage movement – has impacted America in many ways. Women's suffrage movement was started in the United States; however, New Zealand was the first country to grant women the right to vote. Today almost all the countries except Brunei, United Arab Emirates, Vatican City, and Lebanon allow women to vote.
Next, came when women wanted to find their voice, more so have equal rights when dealing with wages, jobs, and legal rights they never were allowed. To make the passing of equal rights happen women used the amendment to back what has already been in place for hundreds of years. Lastly, women won the freedom of choice, lifestyle, sexuality, and body, “universal womanhood”, as it’s called. Compared to past feminism has come a long way gaining more headway and understanding in the growing gener... ... middle of paper ... ...with words. The book Sex & Power gave me the more in-depth look at the working class single mother and the struggle they had to decide to stay home or take the risk of leaving the child with a daycare or grandparent until after work.
Do you know how the 19th Amendment was formed? The Amendment was brought to congress over women suffrage. These women fought for their rights for 70 years. Finally getting the amendment ratified on August 18, 1920. The 19th Amendment states that “the right of citizen of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.” Women’s suffrage leads to the build up of the 19th Amendment.
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.
Women have slowly but surely broken the barriers and glass ceilings setup to keep them down. The idea that women are not as strong mentally and physically was replaced with the idea that women might even be stronger in some instances. The feminist movement has been a movement of evolution, but still seems to be a movement that faces stigma, fear and opposition though the message is not lost. “ Simply put, feminism is a political philosophy and practice centering on the concerns of women and opposing gender inequality”(Feminism). The feminist movement began in1848 in Seneca Falls, New York when the idea was purposed that women deserved equal treatment as men and the right to vote.
This was an ongoing struggle of post-1990s feminism – how to reclaim different aspects of “traditional” female sexuality and femininity in which their culture dehumanizes them for expressing. But to these women, their expression of dress was another form of empowerment. Just as the third wave attempts to change connotations of words, they also attempt to change the views of truly feminine women based on their
“Without doubt, the last century has witnessed an unprecedented expansion of women’s rights, in one of the most profound social revolutions the world has ever seen. One hundred years ago, only two countries allowed women to vote. Today, that right is virtually universal. Millions of men and women around the world today advocate to end violence against women, and a record two-thirds of countries have passed laws against it.” – Michelle Bachelet, UN Women Executive Director The battle for women’s suffrage in America lasted for 100 years or more and at times was devisee. Women were not only demanding political rights they were fundamentally challenging historic religious and cultural norms.
Rollin believes this is false, and argues that there is no biological drive or instinct, that makes women want to become mothers. Society reinforces this myth into us, through many forms of propaganda. Rollin argues against the belief that women’s most important role in life is to become a wife, and mother. She calls for the freedom to choose, and explains that becoming a mother is not an obligation you must fulfill, but a choice you must determine thoughtfully. Rollin also discusses the many reasons why motherhood is not a path many would like to follow, and lists the numerous adverse effects it has.
Society still view feminist like they were 30 years ago, but times have changed. Even questioning the righteousness of a male co-worker receiving a higher paying job or being denied birth control, could justify as being a feminist. But she wants to address that problem and show that is not the case. She defines feminism as a movement that will give women and girls a confident boost that will allow them to accept themselves for who they are, not the cookie cutter shapes society has presented to us. She believes that feminism is live and active within society stating, “And if feminism isn’t dead, it’s equally often accused of being outdated.
In 1892 Stanton decided to ultimately resign from her presidency of NAWSA giving way for Anthony to establish control until she too resigned in 1900 (1). The turn of the century brought many changes in the women’s suffrage movement, for the NAWSA was now under the newfound leadership of Carrie Chapman Catt (2,5). Upon Catt’s induction into the presidency, only four states, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, and Idaho, had achieved full suffrage (1). The new leaders determined that to further their successes, they needed to change their tactics, using the working woman as one of their main arguments versus the Declaration of Independence (1). Low wages and poor working conditions drove groups of working women to more militant tactics, l... ... middle of paper ...