Their ideologies of social reform were more conservative and traditional in nature. They felt that because women had different needs, the law must be made to recognize these differences because they are significant and relevant to women’s lives and their futures. They fought for women’s suffrage not because they believed it was their “right” as women to vote, but more on the pretense that it was their “duty”. They believed that by having the vote, women would have more political power to improve life for themselves and their children. Their emphasis was on women’s responsibilities as mothers, “Maternalism”, Public Housekeeping, and women’s biological difference from men.
The interesting part of this article is how it discusses how women’s role in marriage has changed as their role in society has changed as well. The strength of this article is that even though it discusses how marriage has changed and shows examples the bottom line is that people still want to find love and they are, regardless of the fact that the idea of what a marriage entails is evolving and changing. This article is very informative; it provides a history of what
Women learned the ways of men (doing business and taking care of finances) while the men were away at war. Because of this they desired more equal marriages and wanted a say in decisions. They also wanted to marry for love instead of economics. Men finally began teaching women in schools which eventually led to women teaching other women. Abigail Adams reminded her husband to not forget the women in the constitution which is significant because it was the beginning of women’s rights.
1 Women’s lives after the two world wars changed, but there is some debate as to how much it changed. Their lives changed politically, with women gaining the vote, they changed in terms of employment, as they were now permitted to join certain professions and they also changed socially as a better way of living was set out for them. It is argued that women were given greater opportunities after the wars due to their exceptional participation on the home front. However, many historians believe that this change in women’s lives was simply due to the changing times and the progression in society. The historical debate surrounding this topic is wether women’s lives really did change greatly after the two world wars, or wether their lives simply went back to the way they were before the war started.
I feel that Abigail Adams it was important because I believe the she is part of the America history, she was one of the most influential women in the American Revolution,she also had a lot influence on her husband’s John Adams political career.. On this essay I write my opinion about what types causes or issues did Abigail address.Why I think about if her lifestyles She led in influence her personality. Also what are my opinion about Abigail Adams was she or not instrumental in America history and finally is there something she said or wrote that it was important to me. Her causes that she advocate was , The women had the right to an education just like the men..Another of her causes was to make sure the women were treating equally like the men.For example she wrote to her husband when the question of Independence came about telling him according to the book of Lynne whitey (page 99). “I desire you will remember the ladies and be generous and favorable to then than you ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the husband, remember all Men would be tyrants if they could.If particular care and attention is not paid the laidies we are determined to foment a rebellion and will not hold ourselves bound by any Laws in in which we have no voice or Representation”.
This statement used by Blackwell can be especially motivating for women. For the greater part of history, women have generally been considered inferior to men, however the prestige and importance of medical career may play a huge factor in the motivation for the students to stop this trend of women inferiority. “Our only hope is in women!” (page 285). These bold words in the address motivate the students with the implication of obligation. Blackwell is motivating her listeners to pursue medicine not only for themselves but also as an obligation to improve medical practice.
Throughout history there are individuals, both male and female, that debate the capabilities of women in both education and in the workforce. Moreover, a woman’s ‘proper place’ is also debated. Should a woman concentrate on being a good wife and/or mother, or does she have the right and ability to choose another path for herself? This essay will examine the overarching theme of a woman’s sphere through the lenses of the four themes that Solomon (1985) introduced in her narrative. This examination will illustrate that the boundaries of a women’s sphere was expanded and broadened through the progression of women’s education in America.
Jill Tweedy 1932- 1993 was also an influential feminist writer. Wollstonecraft’s polemic, ‘A Vindication of the Rights of Women’ and Tweedy’s ‘In the Name of Love’. Both these extracts show how these female writers can write from both genders; female and male. They can bring across different views and thoughts throughout their extracts. A Vindication of the Rights of Women’ is an early example of a feminist outlook; Wollstonecraft aims to define, establish and defend equal political, economic, and social rights and equal opportunities for women.
“The steady pressure by the moderate Suffragists was the most important reason for the achievement of votes for women by 1918.” How accurate is this view? ESSAY PLAN – INTRO AND CONCLUSION CAN BE COPIED OUT. MAKE SURE TO GIVE SUFFICIENT DETAIL FOR THE POINTS SUGGESTED AND KEEP LINKING BACK TO THE ESSAY TITLE. The enfranchisement of many women over 30 in 1918, and all women over 21 in 1928 was the culmination of a long arduous struggle by many to achieve greater equality for women by granting them the vote. The relentless, legitimate campaigning of the moderate Suffragists had undoubtedly made a great contribution to this achievement but debate still rages over the relative merits of this, as well as the actions of the militant Suffragettes