Cofounder and president of the National Organization for Women (from 1966-1977). She cofounded the First Women's Bank and convened International Feminist Congress in 1973. Gilman, Charlotte (1860-1935) U.S. writer famous for her writings on feminism and labor. ("His Religion and Hers", "The Crux") Ginsburg, Ruth (born 1933) Director of Women's Rights project of the
Fighting for a cause The women’s suffrage movement, symbol of nineteenth and early twentieth century feminism, is the one most visible manifestation of women’s emancipation. From the birth of the nation to a Constitutional Amendment passed in 1920, suffrage for women had been batted aside, ignored, criticized, and denied. Those who attacked women’s suffrage were attacking much more than the idea that women as well as men should enter the polling booth. Across America women living in the 1900’s were angry and tired of feeling betrayed and treated as an unequal second class citizen. However these brave remarkable women decided to take action that helped forever changed American history, the right to vote.
Recalling the time, in 1920, however, many organizations related to rights of women and fighting for their rights joined hands together and formed a committee called the Women's Joint Congressional Committee to refine the laws related to women empowerment and equal voting rights to women. This helped to build a strong social status of women and helped them to live in society with dignity. The committee succeeded in bringing many legislations related to women upfront like plans related to mothers, educational facilities for women, laws for curbing child labor and the Sheppard-Towner Act of 1921, which provided federal funds to a number of states for introducing and improving health programs for the benefit of children and
1869 founded American Woman Suffrage Association American Woman Suffrage Association – 1869 by Lucy Stone, focused on male suffrage, moderate views on women’s suffrage National Women’s Suffrage Association – 1869 by Stanton and Anthony, wanted constitutional amendment giving women the vote National American Woman Suffrage Association – 1890, merging of AWSA and NWSA 1905 had only 17,000 members, 1915 = 100,000 (only half the women involved in temperance and prohibition) Carrie Chapman Catt became president 1900 – moderate campaign lobbying politicians, distributing leaflets, marches and public meetings Congressional Union for Women’s Suffrage 1913 (National Women’s Party as of 1917) – breakaway group led by Alice Paul inspired by militant British suffragettes. Mass demonstrations and picketed White House. Alice Paul leader of Congressional Union for Women’s Suffrage, spent 7 months in prison for illegally voting in presidential elections – went on hunger
John Jessee Professor Lehman American History II Iron Jawed Angles Iron Jawed Angels is a movie about women’s suffrage which follows the life of a couple individuals. One in particular is Alice Paul. She begins in England working on a project there for a women’s suffrage movement and comes back to the United States. They are part of a group called the National American Women Suffrage Association or NAWSA. The mission of the NAWSA was to fight for women’s rights and to also gain respect for all women in the United States.
When she claims that her generation “broke these rules”, she makes it sound as if her generation paved the way for women's rights. However records go as far back as ancient Greece, more specificity ancient Sparta, that women could own land, the most prestigious form of private property in that time. Who can forget perhaps the most famous Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton? These two women fought to achieve voting rights for women by means of a congressional amendment to the constitution ("women’s movement." Encyclopædia Britannica).. With out the things many women have accomplished in the past, way before Paglia's time, she would not have the right to even speak her mind, or much less publish an article about the
Although she died before the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, Susan B. Anthony was the single greatest contributor to the eventual success of the Woman’s Suffrage Movement. She spent the majority of her life fighting for woman’s rights, but she was also very active in the abolitionist and temperance movements. For more than 50 years, Susan B. Anthony worked tirelessly and ceaselessly towards convincing the federal government to recognize women’s right to equality. Along with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony was instrumental in women gaining the right to vote in 1919. Born in 1820, Susan B. Anthony was raised as a Quaker in Adams, Massachusetts.
After these leagues of women formed, they worked to gather votes throughout the states to allow women to vote. The first state
She helped to found the American Equal Rights Association. Anthony and a close friend and activist partner, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, founded the National Woman Suffrage Association. It was larger than the American Woman Suffrage Association, which it finally merged with. The two women traveled the United States together, giving speeches and urging equal treatment of women in the law and in society. Susan B. Anthony also opposed abortion, which she saw as another instance of a "double standard" imposed upon women.
NWASA was headed by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone, and Susan B. Anthony. They wanted to push for the ratification of enough state suffrage amendments to force congress to approve a federal amendment. When the nineteenth amendment was passed by congress in 1919 and ratified in 1920 NAWSA became the League of Women Voters. 5) NWP is the acronym for National Woman’s Party formed in 1916 by Alice Paul and Lucy Burns. The two women were from the NAWSA organization.