The point of this statement was to remind women that they have a voice and they are being cut short of all they can do by laws telling them they are not good enough just because they are women. Using these rhetorical strategies, Elizabeth Cady Stanton delivered a powerful speech to both supporters and non-supporters of her mission. The way she used these rhetorical strategies really influenced the audience to take a stand against the prejudice imposed on women and eventually women were given more rights. Stanton went above and beyond in helping other women escape from oppression and just like other great speakers she will be remembered. However, she will not be just remembered for what she did in helping people, she will be remembered for her inspiring words and ability to give such stimulating speeches.
In England, where womanhood were far more militant in they try to secure the balloting, Paul ... ... middle of paper ... ...he women in England to the house-made women in America. This book really inspired me to fight for what I believe in because of the pain and suffrage these women went through to just gain the right to vote. They were not scared of going to the most horrid place a human being can go to, prison, they were not scared at what men thought of them or what others said to them. They handled this situation with some violence but also, like civil human beings. Mary Walton really captured each aspect of this historic movement as if one was standing there watching it happen in front of their eyes.
The use of repeating this phrase helps others understand how dearly ... ... middle of paper ... ...n our country. She’s saying that the advancement of women is getting stuck between a rock and a hard place. This was such a strong point in her speech because it shed light into the logical thinking, and made a historical connection to slavery. By making this connection, she was able to help many see that women were convicted slaves to the current state of the union. Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s speech was very impactful thanks to her well thought-out address, emotionally impactful statements, and rhetorical devices.
The comparison of the differences of 1920 and 2014 is night and day. Crystal Eastman, a socialist feminist, observed that the 19th Amendment was an important first step but that what women really wanted was freedom and equality. She was campaigning for the equivalence of women in social, political, cultural, and economic status. In the essay titled "Now We Can Begin," she laid out a plan toward this goal that is still relevant today and shared her vision of life that she wanted for herself and women across the nation. (Eastman) Ethos, referring to ethics, is displayed by the fact that Eastman was very creditable due to her first-hand experience living as woman during women’s rights movement.
Anthony was denied a chance to speak at a temperance movement conference because of her being a women, she then decided that no one would ever take a woman seriously unless they had a right to vote. In 1852, Anthony and Stanton established the Women’s New York State Temperance Society. Anthony traveled to many places to campaign on women’s behalf (“Susan” Bio). In 1872, Anthony was arrested for casting an illegal vote in the presidential election. She was fined $100 but refused to pay (Halsall).
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.
When Woolf delivered her speech to the National Society for Women’s Service, universal suffrage was a newly won political right. Modern readers will appreciate the historical context and relevance of “Professions for Women,” while being reminded that women still have a long way to go before achieving absolute equality. The speech serves as a reminder to all women that they are still the inferior gender in many cases and it will remain that way if women don’t take action.
Throughout Stanton’ speech, she reminds the audience “the right is ours” while weaving the phrase into numerous paragraphs, showing they (women) deserve suffrage, that inequality is wrong, and that justice will triumph. Through the intelligent use of various concrete appeals, Elizabeth Cady Stanton brings to light the injustices against women and provokes the audience to take action and form a better nation. Her words pull the heartstrings of the audience while adding emphasis to the wrongdoings happening every day. She calls for gender equality, not just in social life, but in civic and political as well. Among a plethora of inequality, her words ring true.
This film was dramatic and inspiring. This film opened my eyes to understand the struggles that woman have gone through to get the freedoms that they experience today. I would have to say that one of the definite strengths of this film was the cast itself. Because of the nature of this film, I could get a real sense of the actual “suffering” of these women. I would have to admit that I was completely ignorant on how this suffrage movement has literally shaped the voting rights of women in America.
This shows that even though Hester had been prosecuted by the to... ... middle of paper ... ...nd modern feminist. Hawthorne uses many aspects of Hester Prynne to display her as a feminist character and demonstrate women’s rising for their rights and freedom during that time period. Her actions demonstrate her strength and her value as a person independent of the expectations placed on her as a woman. The actions of society placed this character in a feminist plight, a fact plainly addressed in her thoughts. Hester Prynne, compared to other women during that time period was different because she always fought and stands up for herself and her only daughter.