Kale Reed In previous times, the equality between men and women were at dramatic differences. It is frequently believed that women’s suffrage was desired and fought for only in England and the United States during the 19th century. Though these movement changes in their reasons and tactics, the battle of female suffrage, along with other women’s rights concerns, cut through many national boundaries. Women’s rights and suffrage had changed drastically from the 1890 till the time of Nixon’s Administration. During these time markers women had been treated poorly, they felt as if they weren’t equal to the other citizens of the world, especially the men.
Women's rebellion against the middle-class housewife's role contributed to this second wave of women's movements. It began with women's examination of their personal lives and developed into a program for economic and political change. Women's groups discovered discrimination in the workplace, where women received less pay and fewer promotions than men did. They also uncovered barriers to women seeking political office and to female students striving for high academic achievement. So, the women of America banned together to achieve their political ... ... middle of paper ... ...tivism Resources.
Throughout the nineteenth century, the role of women began to change. Slowly the role of women went from strict domestic work, to having their own say in their own reform groups. After the American Revolution, women began to have a say in what went on during their everyday lives or the lives of their children and husbands. A woman having her own say was something new for men to have to deal with, but they were willing to listen. Women do not get the right to vote nationally until the 1920s, but the start of their suffrage and political movement begins in the nineteenth century with the changing times of the Industrial Revolution and life after the American Revolution.
The battle for equality has been a long and treacherous journey for women. Women have been excluded from many rights such as the right to vote and the right to own property. It wasn’t until the 19th Century that women began EARNING the right to vote worldwide. In the United States, State legislatures began protecting women’s property from their husbands in the 1840’s. The women’s rights movement continued throughout history to BATTLE for equal pay, equal rights, and reproductive rights.
Despite the ratification of the 19th amendment 1920’s, which allowed woman to vote, sexism and gender discrimination is still prevalent in today’s society. The first wave of women’s suffrage occurred in the 1920’s leading up to the 19th amendment, and the second women’s movement is considered to be in the 1960’s, which led to many changes regarding how people perceive women. The second wave focused on getting better treatment for women regarding them in the workforce and how their pay was significantly lower than men’s and how they should juggle family and work, if even allowed. The second-wave women’s movement did significantly alter the American discussion about mothers and employment. After ladies picked up the right to vote with the section of the nineteenth Amendment, women's liberation got less politically obvious throughout the center many years of the twentieth Century (despite the fact that there were still numerous female activists.)
In the story “Pride and Prejudice” women had many obligations and few choices. Women were complete controlled by men their whole life. The whole purpose of women in the 1800s and in the story is to find a husband, have his kids and to spend the rest of their life serving their husband. There were many rules that the women had to follow that affected the marriage. Woman who did not marry could really only look forward to living with her relatives as a dependent so that marriage is pretty much the only way of ever getting out from under the parental control.
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).
What if women did not have the same rights as everyone else? What if there was a stereotype that women had to follow? Should a wife stay at home and take care of the children while her husband is out there working? These are all questions that women asked during the women’s Suffrage Movement. At the beginning of this movement, women did not have the same rights as their husbands or other men.
Previously, women have existed in a society ruled by man and have been put under the expectation to be at home raising the children and taking care of the home, while men were expected to go to work and provide for the family. Since the beginning of civilization, women have been victims to prejudice that eventually “compelled women at last to throw off the political, economic, intellectual and social shackles that bound them” (Joshi 13). The complexity of women’s hardship during the nineteenth century, in the fight for equality, resulted in many women getting arrested and looked down upon from their communities. Although the consequences seem treachery, many women risked their livelihood and pushed forth determination and will power to strive and succeed for a much more important goal: equality and respect. However, are the freedoms female human rights activists fought so hard to obtain, still not being exercised throughout American society, which many suffragists hoped for?
Because of these ideas it was very difficult for change to happen. When women started to receive more education they began to ask questions about why they were being denied these rights, which began the long road to women’s equality. And even though today women are viewed equal in the law, society is slow to change so women must still continue to fight for equality in society and the workplace. One of the first huge steps in women’s suffrage was the first women’s right conventions in 1848 which was held in Seneca Falls, it spanned 2 days, July 19th to July 20th. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott organized the convention, approximately 300 people attended (“The Women’s Right”).