When we go back to 19th century that was the time when it was witnessed that the male suffrage was prevailing in a number of countries and women suffrage was not there and somehow it ignited a spark among women to fight for themselves and for their rights so that they could be treated as humans and not as animals. In the year 1893, women were able to achieve equal voting rights at national level in New Zealand. The same pattern was followed in Australia in 1902. However, in America, England and Canada women could achieve same voting rights only after the First World War ended. Then came into being the famous movement called The Suffrage Movement during which the women fought for their equal voting rights which all men were enjoying at that time because they were of the view that they were a part of the society too and they deserve all the rights to elect their representatives.
From the age of 16 until her death in 1906, Susan B. Anthony was a voice for women. Whether it was the right to vote or equal labor laws, Susan was the voice for women across the country. With her courage and willingness to cross the threshold, women have the rights that they do today because of her. Susan B. Anthony fought for women’s rights, and she believed that all people were
Anthony, the opposition of women’s rights became more clearly defined. Text from the trial furthermore invoked the need for women to become demanding and continue the fight for freedom and equality. The judge made one thing very clear, Women’s rights were not going to be obtained the natural God given way, or through the court system that had been designed to protect citizens and their rights. The discrimination faced by women in 1873 can be clearly seen in the recounting of this trail. Nowhere in the United States Constitution does it state women cannot vote, nor has it ever.
The two women were from the NAWSA organization. They wanted to work for the woman suffrage on the federal level not just the state and local levels, which led them to split from NAWSA in 1914. NWP was the first group to picket the White House, conducted many marches and hunger strikes. NWP eventually weakened and became marginal in the women’s movement and got little to no recognition for their part in helping get the nineteenth amendment passed and ratified. 6) Title IX is a federal law prohibiting sex discrimination in educational institutions is Title IX of the Educational amendments act of 1972.
The mission of the NAWSA was to fight for women’s rights and to also gain respect for all women in the United States. Alice Paul along with her friend Lucy Burns began to think of many ideas to help the suffrage movement but the NAWSA thought that their ideas were to extreme and would only cause problems for women in America. So Alice Paul and Lucy Burns started their own organization called the National Women’s Party or NWP. Which held the same concepts that the NAWSA but with a more radical or extreme approach. The NAWSA started criticizing the NWP for their methods and for protesting a president during the war.
When she claims that her generation “broke these rules”, she makes it sound as if her generation paved the way for women's rights. However records go as far back as ancient Greece, more specificity ancient Sparta, that women could own land, the most prestigious form of private property in that time. Who can forget perhaps the most famous Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton? These two women fought to achieve voting rights for women by means of a congressional amendment to the constitution ("women’s movement." Encyclopædia Britannica).. With out the things many women have accomplished in the past, way before Paglia's time, she would not have the right to even speak her mind, or much less publish an article about the
Single-handedly, her goal was to achieve the basic rights that men obtained during this time, which mainly consisted of voting rights; through the assembly of other women to support and impose the cause. Mott, an intriguing exemplar for all women, pledged to work diligently for women's rights, after the World Anti- Slavery Convention of 1840, in which men refused to seat her. Subsequently, her and fellow women's rights activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton, organized the first women's rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York. During the
She went to vote for presidential election and was arrested due to her female sex. The exigence behind Anthony’s essay was that her exercise of voting was the right thing to do. She had committed no crime to be put in jail. She said that “ I not only committed no crime, but instead simply exercised my citizen’s rights, guaranteed to me and all United States citizens by the National Constitution beyond the power of any state to deny” (Anthony 13). Anthony expresses that women’s voting was not illegal.
This movement entailed the “Declaration of Sentiments, Grievances, and Resolutions,” that echoed the preamble of the Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.” (HAA, 2006) This was to imply that fact that the Declaration of Independence was including women among these sentiments. Women began to know their rights and understand that they too were apart of what was declared in this document that “men” signed. There were groups that formed call societies. One was called the Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU). After these leagues of women formed, they worked to gather votes throughout the states to allow women to vote.
Voting is a sacred right that has been guaranteed to all citizens of America. It is important that women were granted the right to vote for they too can have a say in the matters of society. If it wasn’t for the right to vote women would still be powerless in society. They would not have their own voices. The movement for more rights for women had to begin somewhere for there could be a change in the future.