The women campaigned for full female equality. A few examples of these rights were the right to vote, own property, attend college, and enter a higher standard of the work world. This convention led to the writing of the “Declaration of Sentiments”, which mimicked the “Declaration of Independence”, but states that
in Wilhelm, 195). Slave is an excessive term. By using the word “slave” she is able to efficiently emphasize the mistreatment that women received from men. She also references “the frequent remark, “You cannot reason with a woman”-when from those of delicacy, nobleness, and poetic culture, falls the contemptuous phrase “women and children”(qtd. in Wilhelm, 197).
Female circumcision for women is a way of purifying them of their masculinity. Second, female circumcision is done to denote women power. Many social conditions, which require female circumcision, are the alienation of women, particularly from power. Women are controlled in community, family, emotionally, and even sexual matters. By definition, a loss of autonomy causes an otherwise
(U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 2008). The Equal Pay Act was passed as an amendment to Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and is administered by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Society has been aware of the discrimination in pay between men and women for centuries. In 1866, congress passed the Civil Rights Act, which extended to all people the right to enjoy full and equal benefits of all laws, regardless of race.
Elizabeth Stanton appeals to ethos by establishing the methods that women will go through in order to become equal, and by providing the fact that it is a right for women to be equal. She states, "...in view of the unjust laws above mentioned...we insist that they have immediate admission to all the rights and privileges which belong to them as citizens of the United States," and this tells the reader that the Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions is not to be taken lightly, that is is an official request from feminists who are well-educated in the matters of the new nation. Jefferson appeals to pathos by listing the hardships that the colonists have endured. Included in the Declaration is a long list of cruelties of all sorts that justify the need for independence, and it covers injustices like the refusal to pass laws to keeping armies afoot in the colonies during times of peace. It would be difficult for any American to say no to independence if they were given a list of reasons why independence must be sought.
We are in fact interdependent. When related to women independence, it is a more complicated concept, from the time when women being slaved to society and men, women have experienced and suffered too much, which can be seen in Abigail Adams to John Adams in March 31,1776. "Remember, all men would be tyrants if they could. If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation." Women gained the right to vote more than 144 years after the Declaration of Independence.
Offred's mother is just as harsh in her censorship of pornography as any James Dobson. By burning the works which offend her, she too is contributing to the notion that women's safety is contingent on squelching the Bill of Rights. The restriction of sexually explicit pictures places the blame for sex crimes on women, again -- the women in the photographs who supposedly drive men to rape. Where have we heard this before? Who else refuses to hold rapists
This perspective is most common in westernized and developed countries. They believe that these acts should be considered abuse and a violation of human rights because FGM can expose these young girls and women to many diseases and post traumatic disorders (ENDFGM). The people who live in a country with patriarchal and oppressive views see FGM as a rite of passage and female infanticide as a necessity. FGM is performed because they believe women are unclean if they have not gone through the procedure and that a women’s virginity before marriage is a must and thus by having women
The Cult of True Womanhood was a widespread ideology in the United States in the nineteenth century. This male dominated way of thinking of a woman’s femininity would focus a woman’s role in society as a creature of domesticity. Although this was widely upheld as the premier ideology by the middle class, it carried with it many contradictions because of the ever changing hardships that came along with the growth and expansion of America. The consistent struggle between the illusion of True Womanhood and the ever changing demands put on women. It was assumed that True Womanhood would be naturally adopted because of women’s deeper religious connections and because of her purity.
This documentary showed a live access into female sex workers’ lives. In the three aforementioned countries, all differing in language, culture and peoples, I saw a current reality for many girls and women. Some of the scenes I watched made me very uncomfortable and in some, ignited anger. My anger was directed firstly at men, then in my self-awareness, redirected it toward patriarchy, then again redirected it toward humanity and then, when I was realizing my thoughts were merely adding to the negativity, I realized my discomfort and anger had stemmed from a pain I felt when realizing the loss of consciousness of humanity. The fact that these women are selling their physical bodies as a means to the basic, biological and physiological necessities for any human being, demonstrates the huge imbalance and disrespect for other beings and a disharmonious, and unconscious bunch that we are.