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.
The first was the National American Woman Suffrage Association. “The National American Women’s Suffrage Association lobbied congress, and state legislatures for const... ... middle of paper ... ...n including those of physicians and attorneys remained close to women, and the men still accounted for more than 95% of all of the doctors in 1900’s.” Women always believed that they were more than just your average housewives. Single workingwomen also began to doubt their virtues in life, because of the stereotypes that they were given based on their past occupations. Women throughout the suffrage act were faced with many challenges that eventually led into the leading roles of women in the world today. Suffrage leaders adopted new arguments to gain new support.
Anthony was a great leader and left a legacy because she stood up and defended women 's rights. Anthony and Stanton published a newspaper called the Revolution, Anthony founded the National Woman 's Suffrage Association, and Anthony voted against the law. Anthony was a great leader and her legacy will live on forever. The 19th amendment was ratified on August 18, 1920. It granted women the right to vote but women still didn’t get the same rights as men.
It is no secret that no matter how much women continue to strive in the workplace, politics, etc., inequality will always persist. Throughout American history, the oppression of women has caused an adverse effect on humanity. Some men believed that embracing women as worthy of equal opportunities was a threat to them, as all the rules would be changing. However, the 1900s witnessed a change in that trend, as women started to fight and stand up for their rights. Women have stood on the frontline of this conflict, but at the end of the day they are only requesting “The power or privilege to which one is justly entitled” So, how did women’s role in society evolve from 1919 to 1941?
Many religious believed God created women to be inferior. It was considered a natural law that men were above women. When women started the fight for more rights, it started out as a political and legal fight and eventually turned into a social and economic fight as well. Many women who started the fight, died before they could see there work pay off, including Susan Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucy Stone. In the U.S, Abigail Adams and Mercy Otis Warren fought for the addition of women’s emancipation in the constitution.
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 were seen as the underlings, the inferior sex in society. Their domestic sphere was a cultural expression of the female world a way of living. The overall role and ... ... middle of paper ... ... faithful preparations of the ground over, many years and the militant campaigners revolutionising the stereotyped image of women, the war alone would not have produced the crop.. The suffrage movement was a combination of the peaceful methods of the suffragists and the militant methods of the suffragettes. Without one another the full effects would not have been gained.
Although women were granted the right to vote in 1920, Gloria Steinem, a feminist who emerged in the 1970's, addressed the continual gender discrimination that limited women's inherent liberties in the workplace and at home causing a new wave of feminism to develop. Since women were considered inferior to men both physically and intellectually, women refused to accept this inequality so they began to declare their rights. The first wave of feminism in the U.S. began at the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention in New York, which issued a historic declaration of women’s rights (Hearne 2 of 7). Originally, the feminist movement started as a fight for a woman’s right to vote, but then it gained momentum in the late 1800’s during the Progressive Era to include women’s involvement in public affairs and political activism, including the temperance movement, and the labor movement (1 of 7). In 1890 the main occupation of most women was caring for their ... ... middle of paper ... ...ords (99-101 of 111).
Thus, considering the fact that women have achieved some equality for them, should they continue fighting for completely annihilating the gender discrimination? Going back in history, we can see that women were not allowed to be involved in the politics; they didn't even have a right to vote. However there are exceptions to every rule and Fawzia Koofi was such an exception. In her book "The Favored Daughter" Koofi presents us the story of how she managed to become one of the most influential people in the country that was dominated by men. The fact that Fawzia Koofi began her political career in the very beginning of 21st century emphasizes this example, considering also that by the end of 20th century women have already gained some equality in most countries.
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.