Mandi Sellars Steven McCall Political Science July 10, 2015 The Rights of American Women Early in American society, women played the role as the primary caretaker of their children in their homes. The only purposes women served in society, back in those days, was to reproduce, care for their own children, and care for their homes. Men, at the same time in history, assumed the responsibilities of hunting, fishing, and producing crops to provide food for their families. They also bared the burden of fighting in times of war.
At this point, the difference perspective in ideology and political action has divided the women movement into some feminism types; socialist, Marxist, radical, liberal and many others. While liberal feminist focus their struggle for equality on civil, economic, and political rights, and education, the feminist socialist and Marxist believe women 's oppression is “the product of the political, social and economic structure within which individuals live.” (Tong, 1998: pp.94). Although some other people suppose that the feminist Marxist and socialist is quiet different, but both of them believe the source of women oppression are capitalism and patriarchy. The Marxist feminism is rooted in 19th century thinker such as Marx and Engels, whether
Bolsheviks entered the political world in 1917 with the ideas of deliberating women and making them equal to men as well as this idea of westernizing Russia. Based on the book, both ideas were closely associated. Women were seen as raw materials that can be used to transform. As a result, women who were already member of the Communists party were sent to the countryside to transform primitive women also known as babas and transformed them into Comrades, the free and knowledgeable women. These transformed women would then move to the city and work in factories and industrial workshop to westernize and industrialize Russia and that will symbolize women freedom and equality to men. Even though these women will have a much lower...
With the change of the society from the primitive period to technological globalized world, people tend to believe that men and women have the equal rights in workplace or domestic life. But it does not happen so. Women have always been the second class to the man because of the inequality in wages, workplace and domestic life. Women movement started after the late 19th century and early 20th century but the involvement of women in the political events in the past goes far beyond the history. Most of the chronological event of the history is written in the male’s perspective. That’s why feminist historians tend to focus only women in women’s history.
The United States should support the declaration to end discrimination against women in all forms. That would ensure that men and women are treated equally with the same standards in the political, economic, social, and cultural spectrum. Women should be granted all the rights as men in politics and social settings, because both should share equal rights. The US should sign this declaration on women because they need protection against their religion, which can violate their basic human rights.
Have you ever wondered why women have the rights that they have today and not have to be the way women were supposed to be before? The beginning of all changes started in 1848 and lasted not just till 1920 but even until today. Many leaders such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Betty Friedan, Gloria Steimem and Sojourner Truth at the time were supported by both men and women to encourage women to conquer sexism and claim their rights. The whole purpose of the movement is to gain equality for all women. In 1972, Judy Brady wrote an essay “Why I Want a Wife” to reach out to all her readers that men want perfect wives to do everything for them. This essay by Judy Brady motivated the Women’s Rights Movement.
According to the oxford dictionary, the definition of women’s rights is “rights possessed by women, esp. as considered to be equal with those of men” ("Women’s rights"). Ever since women have existed, they have been stereotypically been looked at as weaker than men because of society’s typical gender roles. Women have fought for equal rights although out Americas’ history and because of their determination, the women of today’s society can now vote in presidential elections, serve in congress alongside men, and obtain jobs that were labeled as jobs that only men could do.
Women’s Rights For many years, women have been unable to participate and have often been discriminated against in many situations and circumstances such as not being able to vote, not getting equal pay for equal work, couldn’t own property, and had no educational or career opportunities. Women were under the control of a man throughout their entire life. A man virtually owned his wife as he did his material possessions. Their fathers controlled them until they got married, at which point their husbands controlled them. Women basically had no rights at this time in history.
Gender roles were the underlying causes of the Woman Rights Movement. These implied that women belonged in houses and only men could work and provide for the family. Ancient Societies believed that woman should manage households, cook, clean, and look after children (Giele 384). Women were “incapable” of performing men’s tasks. This division soon led to negative stereotypes and became a matter of tradition (Giele 383). Some people could not be confined to this narrow way of thinking and possessed different beliefs.
When one reads Ibsen’s A Doll’s House Today, he may find it very difficult to imagine how daring it might have seemed at the time it was written. Nora’s actions were almost unheard of at the time the play was written, and were thus rather controversial.