Women had always been below men but during the 1800’s a movement had rocked the boat. This was around the time of anti-slavery movements as well so maybe when the women saw slaves going against their oppressors the decided to go against men too.
Women rebelled because of being second class citizens and their unfair treatment by men. Two groups of women headlined the movement: National American Woman Suffrage Association lead by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony and the National Woman's Party lead by Alice Paul and Lucy Burns. The rebellion was non-violent; the women used speech a...
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