She proved that women deserved the same amount of pay that men were making. Equality was a major thing back in the day because equality meant that everyone was equal regardless of race, sex, and age. Women didn’t have any say; they felt used and felt like another body to the world, until Susan B. Anthony stepped up for what she believed in. After years and years of protesting and speaking in front of audiences, Susan thought the republicans would have given their support for
If everyone is born the same way we are all generally the same, then why didn't we all have the same rights. Everyone in the world should have the same rights and they should all be able too live equally. Women have had their rights withheld from them for many years and that was wrong. One of the first women to really go out and try to do something about it and change the way women are looked and do something about the horrible oppression that women were put through everyday. The women's rights movement was primarily concerned with making the political, social, and economic status of women equal to that of men.
Women Rights Never Change “Never underestimate the power of a woman” (McClung). There have been many women in history trying to change the rights of women. In Lorraine Hansberry’s play A Raisin in the Sun the character Beneatha fights her way to the top to make her dream come true unlike Calpurnia in William Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar. Both of the characters long for perfection to please their loved ones. Many characters in both plays always seem to believe that Beneatha and Calpurnia are powerless and weak.
There are several things that a woman could not do in Stanton's time. These included the right to vote, the right to own property, the right to an advanced education, and the right to have her own money. There were also laws that prohibited them from gaining custody of their children after a divorce. Many women did not like this and fought hard to gain the liberty that they felt they deserved. Today, women have gained most of these rights.
Diversity and Equality Organizations Greta Hill ETH/125-Cultural Diversity July 5, 2015 Nancy Cardenuto The status of women in the United States throughout history has been a difficult one. Women in the United States have had to fight for their rights on many different issues that concerned them and should have never even been an issue that they had to deal with in the first place. In the early 1800’s women were considered second class citizens in the United States. Women were to get married and have children in the early 1800’s. Women were not allowed to own property or earn and keep any wages after marriage.
Women’s American History 1 Women in American History His204 American History Instructor Howard September 9, 2013 Women’s American History 2 To understand the history and struggle for women’s rights we must first look at the early social roles of women. This is a situation that we need to work together in and make a difference for all women in this country! Women movements have worked hard since the early 1800’s and are still working together today. They are equal citizens and should have all the same rights as men; however, even
She blames men for giving them the place in society but also puts it on women’s shoulders by saying, “Only in recent years has woman's position as the gentler and weaker half of the human family been emphatically and generally questioned. Men assumed that this was woman's place; woman herself accepted it”4. She does begin to display some energy for what could change minds of women that accepted their submissive role in society. “Since they were given the role, women have still rallied and protested to rights of men. Despite the winning of voting, property and working rights, they have accomplished nothing relative to their vital factors of their existence”.5 Her belief is that they are there to lead the movements of bettering society by voluntarily bringing in only those who are fit to undo the wrong that they have allowed to come about.
In the first of the twentieth century we did see Mexican and Mexican American women adhere to strict gender roles, but as time went on women obtained a power of self motivation to challenge and resist these gender roles applied to them. The movie focuses on Ramon and Esperanza Quintero, a young married couple who illustrate the human side of racial inequality as well as gender tensions. After a long struggle I saw a widely accepted gender role inequality as less prevalent among the middle class than the working class. Gender role inequality within the intact nuclear family is asserted to be a syndrome characterized by unequal husband with wife authority, rigid division of household labor, and greater freedom in leisure pursuits for the husband.
The women addressed each of the seventeen points of the men and added their own opinions on how and why women should be incorporated into them. The women were not simply rebelling against a government like the men were; instead they were appealing to the men of their country to hear their righteous cause. For example, the Man’s first Article states, “Men are born and remain free and equal in rights” while the women’s Article I says that, “Women is born free and lives equal to man in her rights.” This article by itself shows the entire essence of what the women were looking to do-declare their equality to men. To me, the women’s declaration is an obvious cry for women’s equality and rights. I think that these French women were forerunners of our own modern women’s movement that took place in the U.S.
In the age of progressivism, women have been ignored too long. Women represent half the population and should be given the same rights as the other half. We have been in this country and state for as long as men, and have equally contributed. We should not be treated worse than foreigners and as second-class citizens. The main goal of progressivism is to make the U.S. a greater democracy.