Many debates have happened whether or not these women approach feminism for their time period. The answer to that is ambiguous and depends on how the reader takes in their writings. One can say that even though Wollstonecraft is so obviously pining for co-education, and in that way to be equal to men, she is not promoting equality for anything else. By not wanting to be equal in anything else, how can she be approaching feminism? Pizan so obviously from the start of her writing, introduces how women should behave (from the perspective of a princess), so that her actions shall be beneficial to her and her husband.
The main concept of this role of women was that their purpose was to educate their sons properly and to make sure that when they grew up, they would be functional and hopefully upstanding members of society. This was a major development, as it made sure women knew their place in the world; they were to serve the men of the world, and were not to get directly involved in any of a “man’s decisions.” This thought was also shared by Benjamin Rush, who stated that women should be educated just enough so that they could teach their sons about the principles of liberty and government (DOC B). While this did proved women with some educational opportunities, said opportunities were very limited, and their small amount of education could never land them a good job or allow them to be “free”, as Margaret Fuller wrote in “Woman in the Nineteenth Century” (DOC E). The Cult of Domesticity was probably the most dominant and most binding “institution” that developed in this era. It was based around four principal ideas: piety, purity, domesticity, and submissiveness.
Due to the limited amount of resources and the restrictions laid upon women for practicing rhetoric, it is astonishing how many women were still able to make a significant impact on the field of rhetoric which I feel has paved the way for women’s liberations rights today. Christine de Pizan portrayed the art of rhetoric through language and letter writing as she challenged the boundaries of women’s input at the time. She sought to save the reputation of women, who at the time were being slandered and shine a new spotlight for women’s advancement. It is imperative that more time and space be dedicated to Christine De Pizan in Herricks textbook of rhetoric and many more to follow. Christine De Pizan is a brave woman who stood up to the verbal assaults on women in the 14th century.
Anthony was a strong proponent for women’s rights. Her trial proved to me to be, one of the most absurd hypocrisies of the 19th century for American politics. Although Susan B. Anthony would not live long enough to see the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, her legacy lives forever through every American woman. Leaving the un-answered question of why? Why did it take another century for women to become equal to men?
In this novel, Julia Alvarez manages to capture and express the true feelings of women which deconstructs the stereotypes through Yo. Feminism is defined as “a political movement that works to achieve equal rights for women and men” (Hirsch 113). For the past ages, women were seen in the society as inferior to men and were greatly excluded from education and the right to property ownership. A British feminist named Mary Wollstonecraft argues, “educational restrictions keep women in a state of ignorance and slavish dependence” (Blake 117). The shattering of classifications and stereotypes, and the subversion of traditional gender roles, and the concept of sisterhood or unity among women are among the main tenets of feminist criticism.
Similarities and Differences between Knox, Lyly, and Queen Elizabeth Many people have different opinions of women and their rights of authority. Three of those gave their own speech to describe their views of Queen Elizabeth and women’s rights. John Knox wrote “The First Blast of the Trumpet against the Monstrous Regiment of women.” In this speech, he stated his opinion of women’s rule. Another speech was given by Queen Elizabeth to inspire, encourage, and motivate her troops by convincing them what a great queen she is and will be. John Lyly wrote “Euphues and His England,” to describe how great a queen, Queen Elizabeth is.
Graduating from Strathmore College in 1901, Alice later went on to receive additional including earning a PhD. and graduating from a law school. While studying social work in England, she was introduced to more radical ideas in the Women’s Suffrage movement. No longer a timid Quaker girl, Alice became a radical advocate for women’s rights when she met Christabel Pankhurst, one of the daughters of Emmiline Pankhurst. The Pankhurst women were militant suffragist who stood by the notion of “deeds, not words”.
This is why is was so important to Alice to be an active part in securing equal rights for all women. Alice Paul epitomizes the lessons in the QBQ book by taking personal ownership, being a role model, showing great leadership skills, and refusing to allow herself to be victimized. Alice takes personal responsibility to fight for women's equal rights. She takes ownership of the problem, something not many people want to admit they must do. Instead of passing the problem on to the next generation of women, she chooses to help lead the fight.
Is it possible her attitude and confidence were really not all that unusual for the time period, but highlighted due to the skewed social recognition of gender? To help explain Elizabeth I’s atypical fame during this period in history, and in order to judge for ourselves the spirit of who she truly was, we should first understand the typical roles of women and the status of women during this early modern period in Europe. We’ll also need to understand her origins. And then of course we’ll need to understand the time period and what she faced as a ruler. [pointment led to Elizabeth’s mother’s beheading when she was just two (Briscoe).
What does it mean to be a woman? Where does it all originate? Prior to the 18th century women had no equality they had to combat social and cultural inequalities .Soon after feminism started to take root and in today’s world women see themselves on par with men. However they still identify themselves by the role they fulfil. If you ask a woman the question “who are you?’ immediately the response would be mother, sister, wife, grandmother or they give their professional title.