Catt influenced many women during the encountering of women 's suffrage because she served as president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association,founder of the League of Women Voters, devised the "Winning Plan” and was an influential activist who fought for women 's rights. The National American Woman Suffrage Association Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton formed the group the National American Woman Suffrage Association in 1869. These Women had the goal to gain women’s right vote. Anthony and Catt became close partners and that is when Anthony decided to retire due to old age, and recommend Catt to be the president of the Association. As president o... ... middle of paper ... ...in Catt’s life and she believed if all women could vote there would be world peace.“If women could vote, she argued, they would become a force for world peace and would help improve the conditions of life for themselves and their children”("The Fight for Women 's Suffrage.
On the other hand, feminist is also defined as ‘an organized activity on behalf of women's rights and interests’ (Webster 2007, p.230). This highly ambiguous definition suggests that any socially or politically active woman can be considered to be a feminist, so the ideas of feminists do not always coincide with the philosophy o... ... middle of paper ... ...en’s favour. Therefore, it is extremely difficult to determine what gender receives the larger income over a lifetime. With this in mind, modern feminism appears to be aimed at total equality, where every adult receives same wage and employers are controlled by the government. The feminist philosophy, on the other hand, preaches equality purely in legal and political rights.
Other types of equality depend on feminism as well, including poverty, equal pay, LGBT rights, even rights for men. This movement empowers women, a previously marginalized and oppressed group, and allows them to slip out of the confines of their inequality and advocate for what they deserve: equal rights. Those who do not support feminist ideals are denying centuries of struggle for basic human rights and are exerting their privilege over the mistreated women of the world. As such, feminism is an integral part of women’s rights and paves the way to achieve several forms of equality. There is a systematic, subconscious bias against women, largely stemming from the inequality handed down to females through time.
“I do not wish them [women] to have power over men; but over themselves” – Mary Wollstonecraft. In the 19th century the hot topic was women’s rights everybody had an opinion about it. Of course the expected ones like Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton had much to say but a few unexpected ones like William Lloyd Garrison and Frederick Douglass spoke out for women’s rights. The focus will be the responsibilities and roles that the activists played in the Women’s Rights or Feminist Movement. The relevance to the theme is the activists had a very important role toward reaching the ultimate goal of the Women’s Rights Movement.
History about feminism and the world of feminists is a good basis to help people understand the true meaning and reasoning behind feminism itself. The centuries-long fight for women's right to vote was not just about ballot-casting, but about securing women's right to participate as full citizens. For example, to own property, keep their hard-earned wages, have guardianship of their kids, and, of course, vote. While these rights are all direct outgrowths of classic liberalism, it's significance is nothing that when, in the mid-1800s, Elizabeth Cady Stanton argued that suffrage must be added to the platform of the burgeoning women's rights campaign, she was considered by many of her faction to be ridiculous, if not dangerously far-reaching. And subsequent suffrage campaigners like Alice Paul truly were militant activists, engaging in acts of civil insubordination to the disregard of more conservative suffragist (Fudge).
Every woman in the world has heard at least one “you cannot” in her lifetime. Believe it or not there used to be a time when society believed that statement and women were confined to cooking, cleaning, or housekeeping. Today, there are many amazing women pursuing their dreams, such as Hillary Clinton, a very famous politician, and Sally Ride, the first American woman in space. The women back in the 1840’s are the reason women today have this freedom, the women who changed feminism forever. The women’s suffrage movement was a long-standing battle for equality between men and women that should have been instituted from the start of our country due to women’s increasing political intelligence and work ethic.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.” (Elizabeth, 1815). The 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States gave women a right to vote as well as men. The movement to give the right to vote for women through the 19th Amendment was a Suffrage movement. The Suffrage movement had continued since the Civil War, but the 13th, 14th and 15th amendment (it is related to the right to citizen) did not cover the right to vote for women. The 19th Amendment and the Suffrage movement have changed the lives of women in society.
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.
They should have right and freedom to vote. They should get to choose how they live their own lives, especially in the way that they want. Ultimately women should be treated as equals to men. Women's suffrage movement was a very important period in history for all women, we not only showed the world what determination and hard work can do, but we got the world to see and recognize that as well as men, women have rights. 100 years ago, America favored men.
As I began reading Women’s Magazine 1940-1960, gender roles and popular press, I had and overwhelming feeling of someone telling me how to be a woman and what role a woman should play in society. In the chapter Women in the Workplace it really struck my fancy. First it began talking about women in politics and how they did not have the brain capacity to work in the field of men; because all they would do are co-sign onto what their husband’s beliefs would be. Also how women could become a forceful powerhouse if they became one united. When that came clearer to my understanding, than I thought about it Mrs. Roosevelt may of some kind of individuality bone in her body to speak out aside from her husband.