To start, all women deserve to be equal and to share equal rights with men. Back in the day women needed to realize that they have worked so hard but haven't gotten any credit for it. “Many Northern women had nursed the sick and wounded, but "thus far, there has been no united public expression from the women of the North as to the policy of the war .We have as yet, no means of judging how and where the majority of Northern women stand. "” (2 McCurry). This quote is saying that the women are starting to realize that they are not being treated equal so they are ready to fight back.
The Women's rights movement is primarily concerned with making the political, social, and economic status of women equal to that of men while establishing safeguards against discrimination on the basis of gender. Feminists had only recently obtained their long fight for the right to vote, which they had hoped would help make an equal place for women in this society. The Women's rights movement has worked to reach their goals for women’s equality for at least two centuries. Women in this lifetime and in the past have put their entire life at stake, in order for them to fight for their rights. The problem, which has been buried for many years, is a dissatisfaction and a longing for many suburban housewives that are looking for something more.
A Feminist to Remember Leadership and legacy are both attributes that several feminist leaders have shown throughout history. Though the rights granted to women today were obviously due to the combined efforts of numerous women over time, Mary Ritter Beard is the one woman who made the most extreme positive changes in a short period of time. Mary Beard did more than just protest and fight for what she believed in with her whole heart, she also wrote books and other pieces on feminism and why women should possess the same rights as men as well. Without her, feminism and the Feminist Theory would not be as evolved as they are today. Before analyzing the reasons behind what made Mary Ritter Beard such an outstanding feminist leader and the legacy she left behind, the general ideas and goals of feminism must be explained.
In 1919, the nineteenth amendment, drafted by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton was passed. The 19th amendment has been desired by many women for years. Although the 19th amendment passed and women thought that they were able to be equal in politics, many women did not get equal political representation due to their conventional roles at the time period. Women were not able to achieve high roles in politics, shown through the fact that there has never been a woman president in the history of the United States. The presidency of women did not occur due to the perceptions that generally, women should be protected and hidden, not out in the open and leadin... ... middle of paper ... ...id.
Women Deserve the Same Rights as Men From the beginning of time, females have played a powerful role in the shaping of this world. They have stood by idly and watched as this country moved on without them, and yet they have demanded equal rights as the nation rolls along. Through the years the common belief has been that women could not perform as well as men in anything, but over the years that belief has been proven wrong time and time again. So as time marches on, women have clawed and fought their way up the ladder to gain much needed equal respect from the opposite sex. However, after many years of pain and suffering, the battle for equal rights has not yet been won.
Seneca Falls In the early 1800's, many of the women in the United States were plain and simple getting fed up with their lack of writes. Men had dominated everything in the past and they were still continuing to do so. Women were finally ready to come forward and voice their opinions about how men and women are created equal. It was now time for women to go out and become what ever they want to be and not have to worry about the fact that they are females. The Seneca Falls Convention would soon be one of the biggest victories for women's rights.
Women wanted to be able to do more than just fill their gender roles and feel inferior to men. Old “feminism” made women think they were only useful for complementing their husbands and bearing children. The women’s right movement is just as important as any other movement. This movement sought to secure legal, economic and social equality for women but the most important aspect of it was women’s suffrage and women being able to get back into the workforce which they enjoyed when the men were away. Women felt they could achieve the same things that men were doing if given the same chance but since social norms always held them back they never had gotten that chance until most men went off to World War II and they had no choice but to step
For the first time in history women all over the world are being heard as one voice demanding their basic rights no matter what their country, color, or race (Hosken). Feminism has been an ongoing problem in every country for hundreds of years. Lack of education and violence toward progress has crushed many advancements for change. Women do not ask to be stronger or better than men. Many women just ask to be equal and known for their ideas and accomplishments.
While women continue to be ranked as the weaker sex by popular opinion, feminists have bright hopes in a change towards their liberation. As Rebecca Solnit stated, “feminism has just started and it’s not stopping now. We are witnessing a full-fledged war, not of the sexes but of gender roles”(Solnit). Feminism and the right to equality has been a long and arduous struggle for women before the Civil Rights Act. The Feminine Mystique sparked a change, questioning society, which continues today as women fight for equal treatment regardless of laws that claim for their protection.
William Garrison, founder of the Anti-Slavery Society 1833, and Lucretia Mott, Quaker minister, abolitionist, and member of the society believed it was crucial for women, black and white, to have equal rights with men (Burgan 14). Similar to the Anti Slavery rights they sought after the right to education, employment, right to own property, and the rights to have custody of their children like that of men in society (Alter 10). “Anti-Slavery Society was initially run by men, women soon took major roles that gave them opportunities to speak and write about their objections to slavery and take an active role in a political organization (Adams 14)”. The society went to England where a political organization on the Anti-slavery convention took place. “When they arrived, the British abolitionist voted to exclude the women.