Blackstone Privileges Of Women

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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…show more content…
In today’s society women aren’t viewed as prized possessions instead they are human beings who share the same rights and privileges as men. In modern society woman have many rights such as; voting, buying and selling of land even if they are married, work in a co-ed atmosphere, joining the military, and politics to name a few. During the Blackstone era none of these things would have happen if women didn’t stand up and say I deserve the same rights and privileges as men. “Congress was the first to break ranks with the passages of the Civil Rights Act of 1957, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The first permitted women to serve o federal juries, the second required that all workers-women as well as men-be paid on an “equal pay for equal work” basis, and the third became the bulwark of the fight against sex discrimination in employment.” (Lingren, pg.40) Congress gave a listening ear to the voice of the women crying out for individual freedom that encompasses rights that were bestowed upon the opposite sex just because they were born male. Congress made the first steps in investigating women’s petition on equal rights and put laws and regulations into effect to uphold women’s rights and…show more content…
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. With all things you must have a burning passion in the pit of your belly to want to advance and defeat the injustice of this world. In order to put laws into effect there must be a group of people who all agree that new laws should be implemented because of majority vote. You also need people like Angelina Grimke who stand up for what they believe in, and do not bend like a blade of grass in the wind because others may not see truth in their opinions. When you band together and your spirits become one you can prosper and see the seed of justice grow and flourish. The NOW administration will keep watering this new found justice and will fight to make sure it keeps growing and that nothing will stomp it out or quench its

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