Ergo this reform led to women being a focal point in policy, providing legislation as early as 1919 - a Sex Disqualification act and later the 1970 Equal Pay act. Further to this it allowed women to be added to the political system without radical consequence, leading to the 1928 and 1969 Representation of the People
“Love and Death in Ancient Greece” In the case study, “Love and Death in Ancient Greece” by Kenneth Cavander, a man and woman are caught in a deathly love triangle. The article examines and explores women’s roles in ancient Greece and their social status. Cavander begins with women’s inequality and their inability to contribute and belong to Athenian society. Women were unable to vote, be involved in any type of business or money transactions.1 They were simply a carrier for children and property to their husbands. Cavander goes on to say “almost the only thing she could call her own was her reputation.”2 Women in ancient Greece were expected to behave properly, be unassertive and not interrupt any business conducted between men.
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.
In the 1920’s women were considered nothing more than property of the men. Women were not allowed to have jobs or even have the ability to vote as we do today. During the 1920s women lives had dramatically changed. After the 1st World War, women had a big impact on their lives; women wanted to have a space in society and wanted equality. During this time, women had to take up many responsibilities, in replace of the men who were fighting in war.
Elisa Chacon Political Science 2/22/2013 Constitutional Amendment In my opinion, the most significant constitution amendment is the 19th, women’s right to vote. Back in the day women didn’t have the rights to be heard. All they were able to do was be a house wife, cook, clean, and take care of their kids. I believe this amendment relates to me because I am a woman with my own voice and decisions. If it was the way it was back then, I wouldn’t be able to vote, to be heard, and to make my own choices.
The suffragists brought the foundation for women’s suffrage, won support and brought the issue of women’s vote to the public, whilst still acting in a civilised manner. Source 29 shows a suffragist approach to winning the vote for women. It is a front cover of ‘votes for women’ magazine, from the 26th November, 1915. The source says “votes for heroines as well as heroes”, this type of propaganda was used by the suffragists and showed women as responsible and trustworthy and was a good boost to the campaign for women’s votes. Source 34 is an extract from the ‘Manchester Guardian’ on the 6th August, 1929.
During the progressive movement, the roles of women were amazingly revolutionized. Women began the fight for equality, and venture to convince the people that they as “women” can bring a lot to the country with their involvement. Although Women were not allowed to vote, they still were able to create many public policies and institutions that we still enjoy today. They were successful in promoting the suffrage movement, improving educational opportunities, winning laws that delegated minimum wage and maximum work hours for female workers, putting an end to child labor, and also implementing many public and social welfare programs. One of the major changes to American women's lives came from the suffrage movement.
Women’s reality, such as Gilman’s, in this time period was being a submissive wife with few rights in society. This fictional story, appears to be more reality than fiction. The Yellow Wallpaper is a feminist text used as a cry for help of all the oppressed women from nineteenth century. Women’s repression was a problem that impacted the lives of those who lived in this time period. This story expresses a concern of the role women, particularly within the aspect of marriage, maternity, and domesticity.
By the nineteenth century, suffragists began working alongside the abolitionist movement, which was dedicated to ending slavery. However, due to public prejudice against feminism, women were granted limited power among the abolitionists. During debates, for example, women were often denied the opportunity to speak, and were seated in the back of the room. Growing discouraged and frustrated, suffragists disassociated themselves from the abolitionist and temperance movements, and began to organize their own crusade, dedicated solely to women's rights. Among the most prominent figures of the early women's movement were Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906), Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902), Lucretia Mott (1793-1880), Lucy Stone (1818-1893), Abbey Kelly Foster (1810-1887), and Ernestine P. Ross (1810-1892).
All that she owned became her husband’s property and all that she gained during her marriage automatically became her husband’s property. Women of the time did not understand this, because it was ludicrous and unfair. Antebellum women saw no hope of escaping this common law. Women’s caliber of oppression was not as acute as slaves, and they were only allowed a certain amount of bravery, if they wanted to be socially acceptable. Good women of the ear were afraid of the world and of being alone.21 A social convention of the time period was dependent and fearful women made for an appropriate