I believe that the primary thesis ion this article is gender discrimination. I am sure we are all aware that today many women hold key positions throughout all levels of our society. Yet, though we may be in the 21st century, there are many who still believe that the judges of Anne Hutchinson were correct in their verdict. The controversy of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1637 still resonates today. Though there may not be a public display where a successful women
Dorothea L. Dix PSY 310 December 19th, 2010 Dorothea L. Dix Dorothea L. Dix was a woman of many splendors. She was not one who wanted credit for her accomplishments for she acted simply in a matter that would best help people. She was driven by the purest desire to help individuals obtain a better life. “There are few cases in history where a social movement of such proportions can be attributed to the work of a single individual” (Gardner & Kovach, 1972). Dorothea accomplished extreme reform for the treatment of the mentally ill.
Assignment 1 Legal rights and privileges of women in Blackstone’s day with those of American women in the mid-twentieth century bear no resemblance. Over the years women have fought long and hard to be able to obtain and maintain legal rights and privileges that the male gender is born into. Females were molded and primed to play the part as an obedient wife and mother with instruction that your thoughts and opinions are kept to yourself. The perseverance of brave women helped today’s generation of women such as myself have the same equal rights as that of men. During the Blackstone era women lost the limited amount of rights they did possess when they got married for example; “that is, the very being or legal existence of the woman is suspended
At the start of king Charles reign things were already looking odd for him because the things he chose to do where completely against parliaments plans. Parliament had to know what the king was doing before he did it but because he never told them what was happening. Parliament and Charles friendship was crumbling gradually. In 1625 Charles married Henrietta Maria, the fifteen year old daughter of Henri IV of France who was a catholic she had her own chapel and priest. Puritans and protestants started to put up posters against the church and the king in 1637 archbishop laud put the people making the posters in trial and those found guilty were severely punished .
Mrs. Turpin and Grandmother, the central characters of “Revelation” and “A good man is hard to find,” by Flannery O’Connor, are both in need of a truth check in their lives. . “As in all of O’Connor’s stories, the violent surface action only begins to suggest the depths and a complexity of meaning embedded in the story. This is especially true when considering the mystery of evil and its relation to the action of grace” (Desmond). Mrs. Turpin considers herself morally superior to others by being a “lady,” and she judges people on their appearance before she even knows them.
Many of the accusers were men. Men who probably tried to put women in their places. Puritan society didn’t allow freedom of speech. It was within their society not to say anything bad about anything especially the church. Many of the witches who were accused were because of assaultive speeches against someone or church beliefs.
Chisholm stated, “Prejudice as a black person is becoming unacceptable...” (1) While she then states “Prejudice against women is acceptable” (1). Although race prejudice is unacceptable even though eliminating it would take years, prejudice against women is being accepted and allowed in where she believes both should not be allowed. She then comes to the House of Representatives with a more logical appeal stating, “As a black person, I am no stranger to race prejudice. But the truth is that in the political world I have been far oftener to discrimination against because I am a woman than because I am black.” (1). Chisholm wanted to prove from personal experience how society is more prejudice over gender than race itself.
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?
This was unheard of prior to her. She broke the traditional First Lady mold by doing this. Because Eleanor became so adamant about expressing her thoughts, she inadvertently created a new standard for the generations of First Ladies to follow her. She created awareness for issues, such as civil rights, by relying solely on her own
Frances Clarke, in an overview titled “Women in the Revolutionary Era” agrees with this idea, while asserting “The American Revolution was not much of a revolution in the lives of women, at least in a political or legal sense. Much like other so-called dependent groups (servants, slaves, non-propertied men) women were generally understood to lack the independence required of republican citizens” (Clarke 1). Within the political realm too, androcentric principles dominated all standards. Former U.S. President John Adams is quoted to have said “As to your extraordinary code of laws, I cannot but laugh” in response to his wife’s recommendation to include women when framing the constitution (Martin 332). Adams continues his onslaught of anti-matriarchal values and sexism by upholding “his commitment to the social hierarchy…based on the belief that women along with other disenfranchised groups must remain subordinate because they lack the capacity for reason, and therefore, for the responsible use of liberty” (Martin 332).