The mission of the NAWSA was to fight for women’s rights and to also gain respect for all women in the United States. Alice Paul along with her friend Lucy Burns began to think of many ideas to help the suffrage movement but the NAWSA thought that their ideas were to extreme and would only cause problems for women in America. So Alice Paul and Lucy Burns started their own organization called the National Women’s Party or NWP. Which held the same concepts that the NAWSA but with a more radical or extreme approach. The NAWSA started criticizing the NWP for their methods and for protesting a president during the war.
Born into Brothels: The Children and Pictures Speak Evaluation Zana Briski achieved a Master’s Degree in Theology and is an accomplished photographer. She has spent many years seeking help, hope and social change due to the treatment of women, young girls and infant girls in India. Zana first sought help to stop female infanticide in India. She wanted to bring awareness and social change from the brutal killing of baby girls because they are seen as burdens and of little worth. Her next project became the children of prostitutes in Calcutta.
Continuing on in 1869, Anthony convinced the Workingwomen’s Association in New York to investigate the case of Hester Vaughn. Hester Vaughn was a poor working woman accused of murdering her illegitimate child. Vaughn was then pardoned and Anthony used the case as an example to point out the different moral standards expected out of men and women. She also wanted to place an issue for women jurors to make the cases a fair fight. In 1875, she attacked the “social evil” of prostitution in Chicago (susanbanthonyhouse.org).
The women went from running the house to running the factory. Men went from running the factory to running the army and fighting. French Field Marshal Joffre emphasizes, “If the women in the factories stopped work for twenty minutes, the Allies would lose the war.” I believe that the women were the main driving force behind the war and helped the United States win with the Allies. Without them, I believe, the men fighting would not have had much power to continue to fight since the women provided them with necessities to win. The women of the early 20th century helped by filling in the jobs that men used, volunteering as nurses, and giving hope to the soldiers to fight back with.
A cult grows in America chapter really talked about how the cult is taking over the American society. Society, family and friends pressure women to look a certain way which leads to extreme disorders. Hesse-Biber interviewed young women who were in the cult and you are able to get a point of view from a past cult member. One person really stood out the most to me that Hasse-Biber mentioned was Delia. Delia came from an easy life where she got everything she wanted but the pressure to maintain a certain look was pushed down on her by her parents especially her mother.
Running head: THE MOTHERS OF PLAZA DE MAYO The Mothers of Plaza de Mayo Spring Browne Indian University East School of Social Work Mothers of Plaza de Mayo Human Rights echo in a different sound and vibrate with a different rhythm in the world of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo, than it does in many citizens of the United States. These mothers have created effective human rights organizations. During the Argentine junta’s Dirty War, tens of thousands of citizens were abducted, tortured, murdered, and disappeared. A group of women altered Argentine politics forever. These women were mothers of many of those who were abducted and disappeared.
In 1970, President Allende was democratically elected in to office. His socialist government promised to restructure the former government system into a new equal state, and women expected to gain political rights. The transition, however, was not a smooth one and Chile’s economy soon found itself incurring in terrible debts. Surprisingly enough, it was the women who took to the streets and began demanding an end to the “Marxist government” after little improvement in 3 years. After this period of social, political, and economical turmoil, the military supported by Chiles elite and a majority of the middle class took over with a coup.
Churchill’s lead character in the play is paradoxically a female misogynist who takes on a stereotypically male business persona who climbs to the top of the corporate ladder. Churchill also offers an interesting take on female pageantry, Post-Feminism of the 1980s, the “New Wave” of Feminism, and English feminism and capitalism under Margaret Thatcher’s rule, as well as family values and the ease and ability to climb the corporate ladder with a child. Churchill has openly acknowledged that Margaret Thatcher’s rise to the position of British primeminster was an important inspiration for writing Top Girls. Churchill is deeply interested in feminism and the constant consequences of the women’s liberation movement. There was a certain irony in Margaret Thatcher’s ascent to power in the wake of feminism, since Thatcher’s policies were deeply conservative and anti-feminist.
Katniss Fears Often characters have a lot of fears. In the novel Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins, we meet Katniss Everdeen who lives in District 13 in the country of Panem. Katniss wants to overthrow the capitol, but first she has to become the Mockingjay and put her feelings of anger and distrust aside in order to overthrow the Capitol. I was fascinated by Katniss because she had to grow up faster to provide for her mom and sister Prim after her father died and how she volunteered to take her sister’s place for the 74th Hunger Games. When we first meet Katniss she had become the head of the house.
She organized a two day strike to help cease violence around the MLK assassination. She also helped in child abuse cases, and volunteered in studying the equality of foreign laborers. (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/biography/clinton-hillary/) Soon Hillary would meet Bill Clinton and later marry. Although Hillary Clinton would make a strong political name for herself, Bill Clinton's Presidency would make her a household name for those unfamiliar with politics. She would serve as first lady alongside her husband from 1992-2000.