A woman once said "Educate a boy, you educate a man, but educate a girl and you educate a family" (Face To Face: We Founded, n.d. pg.1). This woman was Adelaide Hunter Hoodless, born on February 27, 1857, who was an incredible woman with the qualities of a leader and inspiring other women with her speeches (Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead, n.d. pg.1). She changed many women's lives as she made education beyond grade 8 possible for women and girls as well as helping women reach equality with men. It all started when Adelaide went to Ladies College and met John Hoodless whom she married and later had 4 children (Who Is Adelaide Hunter Hoodless, n.d. pg.1). Then, tragedy struck in the family.
At the same time as the Person’s Case, women’s suffrage movement was in full swing. Groups of dedicated women were fighting to gain the right to vote. By the end of the 1920s all women had already gained the right to vote in the federal election and also the provincial elections except for Quebec. Women’s achievements were seen in other fields as well. Emily Carr who painted about Canada’s natural beauty got recognized as one of Canada’s finest artists, Mary Pickford a Canadian woman became “America’s Sweetheart” by conquering Hollywood, The Edmonton Grads was declared the world champion in women’s basketball, Women athletes like Ethel Catherwood and Bobby Rosenfeld won gold medals for Canada in the Olympics in 1928.
(Contexts, American Sociological Association) “We Can Do It!” For many Contexts readers, these words will bring to mind the World War II-era poster of a female factory worker in a red bandana and a blue work shirt, her sleeves rolled up and her fist held high. This image has been widely associated with “Rosie the Riveter,” a fictional persona that represented (and encouraged) American women who joined the war effort by temporarily entering the paid workforce. Accordingly, it’s become a feminist icon, a symbol of women’s empowerment and solidarity. The poster is so recognizable today that it’s often parodied or appropriated for everything from campaigns to improve women’s lives to marketing for cleaning products. You can even buy a “Rosie the Riveter” action figure, complete with “We Can Do It!” emblazoned on the packaging.
My name is Elliot Roosevelt, the third born son of Anna Eleanor Roosevelt and I’d like to thank everyone for coming today to show their respect for my mother. Today, November 7th, 1962 we are here to bid farewell to a strong, kindhearted, compassionate woman, wife, and mother. She has passed away from bone marrow cancer but that never stopped her heart from touching so many lives. Eleanor was a woman with great sensitivity to the civil rights of all creeds, races, and nations. Her constant work to improve their lives has made her one of the most loved, and one of the most revered women of her generation.
From Terry Fox to Prime Minister Lester B Pearson, there are unlimited names to list on famous Canadian Leaders. But the most famous of them all would be the Famous Five. The Famous Five- Emily Murphy, Henrietta Muir Edwards, Louise McKinney, Irene Parlby, and Nellie McClung- were all from Alberta Canada. Thanks to the famous five, Women would not have the rights they have today without these individuals. At a time when social conditions limited the experience of women in Canada, the Famous 5 came forward as examples of women's that were willing to pursue justice.
The results of her work are still visible in Lafayette Square, across from the White House in Washington, D.C. While she was first lady, she helped to stop the destruction of historic buildings along the square, including the Renwick Building, now part of the Smithsonian Institution. (Library) Jacqueline Kennedy captivated the nation and the rest of the world with her intelligence, beauty, and grace. With a deep sense of devotion to her family and country, she dedicated herself to raising her children and to making the world a better place through art, literature, and a respect for history and public service. (Library) Jacqueline Kennedy used all her influence to became the voice of the new generation .She had all the traditional values and education, but also she was an admirable women, who dedicated her life to serve this great nation as first
In the book "The Trouble with Liberty" by Kristin Butcher, A girl named Val, starts describing her hometown, Sutter's crossing in Canada. Throughout saying her hobbies, she winds up meeting a girl name Liberty Hanes. They become great friends and hang out the whole summer. Liberty Hayes is the talk of the town. She has plenty of money and everyone wants to be her friend in the new school she attends.
The CARE organization has made many campaigns to help support women. According to CARE.ORG they have adopted Help Her Live, Help Her Learn and the Help Her Earn (CARE, 2006). Those accounts are directed in the uplifting of women around the globe. The Help Her Live program is to help women with medicinal issues while giving birth. “Maternal mortality is nothing short of an epidemic.
“The strength of a woman can carry the weight of the world .” For centuries women have been critical world figures, influencing world events from behind the scenes. Women’s contributions to the world range from Oprah Winfrey’s fight to help women find their strength, to Rosa Parks’ refusal to give up her seat in her struggle to gain human rights. Women have been helping humanity with their intelligence, inner strength and compassion. In the novel, The Chrysalids, by John Wyndham, women demonstrate their extreme strengths by overcoming obstacles and using their intelligence in order to help David find his true identity. Rosalind, Aunt Harriot, and Mrs.Wender show David how to be responsible, love endlessly, and follow his own beliefs.
The Famous Five continue to be recognized today with their faces of the back of a recent fifty dollar bill and with a plaque in Canada’s Senate Chamber that reads “To further the cause of womankind these five outstanding pioneer women caused steps to be taken resulting in the recognition by the Privy Council of women as persons eligible for appointment to the Senate of Canada." Indeed these were pioneers for the women’s rights movement and participated in a moment that would ultimately define Canadian history. Bibliography: "Are Women Persons? The "Persons" Case - The Archivist - Publications - Library and Archives Canada." Canadian Archives.