Eleanor was destined to ensure equal opportunities for women, and didn’t care what the consequences would be. Eleanor helped draft the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was her greatest achievement for equality. The Declaration of Human Rights served as a foundation for basic human rights and freedom regardless of nationality, ethnicity, race, gender, religion, or any other status. Without Eleanor’s endless support towards women’s rights, women would still be the most underrepresented and fraught group in the world. Eleanor’s hard work and devotion towards women’s rights proves why she is a significant figure in
Nicole McCray Dr. Davis POL-100 10/08/12 Alice Paul Alice Paul was one of the most significant figures in the movement to secure women’s rights in America. As educated, Paul used radical political strategies to produce favorable results for the Women’s Suffrage movement. Her militant actions eventually led to the ratification of the 19th amendment which secured women’s right to vote. Alice was born in Paulsdale on Jan 11, 1885 to William and Tacie Paul who eventually had two more children after Alice. Alice’s parents were Quakers, and instilled their religious beliefs into her.
My reaction towards this chapter was almost bipolar. On one hand, I enjoyed reading about the empowered women who took their lives and independence into their own hands and stood up. I really admire people like this, because they fought for a cause they believed in and that I believe in. And what’s more, they fought with what they had, which were not the most advantageous tools for equality, but they were the ones they were able to use. However, on the other hand I feel that Zinn over-exaggerates.
A Vindication of the Rights of Women’ is an early example of a feminist outlook; Wollstonecraft aims to define, establish and defend equal political, economic, and social rights and equal opportunities for women. In this extract, Wollstonecraft “speaks of passion”; she believes that women were not given the right choices; they were not educated to the full. This affects their choices and they don’t have the full knowledge that they should have been provided with. Jill tweedy was also a feminist writer, who had a balanced view of the relationships between men and women. She believed that women should be equal to men in relationships.
Oprah brings her heart and soul into everything she is doing. Oprah is always willing to try new things and be creative. Oprah preaches self-empowerment but she also exemplifies and radiates it herself. It was her self-empowering attitude that made her emerge from a frequently abusive and bleak looking upbringing to become one of the most influential people in the world. She developed such a strong personality that she was able to climb the rungs of broadcasting very quickly, even though very few African American women up to that time had become a major factor in the media.
3) This was a major accomplishment for all women who fought for equality B. Seneca Falls Convention 1) A convention in Seneca Falls New York organized by a group of Quaker Women discussing the role of women in society. 2) The Declaration of Sentiments was prepared by Elizabeth Cady Stanton. 3) Only 100 out of 300 signed but this was still another step forward for women. C. League of Women Voters (NAWSA) 1) Carrie Chapman Catt was a key woman in winning women’s voting rights. 2) In 1916 she revealed her “Winning Plan” and was backed by the House of Senate.
Arguably women achieved the vote as the social position of women was improving which helped erode male prejudices against them. The Married Women’s Property Act of 1882 and 1893 granted women full legal control of all property they had owned at marriage or that they had gained after marriage, by earnings or inheritance. Changing attitudes was therefore an important factor in winning women the vote in 1918 The militant suffragettes
As well as very independent, she makes her own decisions no matter if they are right or wrong and self governs. In Chanda’s Secrets, Esther has faced obstacles that caused her to become a strong and admirable figure. First of all, Esther is a person who is extremely courageous and also rebellious. She has the courage to work in the streets between all the sex and drug addicts. The customers beat her and bruise her but she tolerates everything just for the money.
Addams also wrote a few books that described her life and the most well-known books could list out such as Newer Ideals of Peace in 1907, the Spirit of Youth in 1909 and especially the Twenty Years at Hull House in 1910 (Brown 402). Jane Addams, as a reformer who’s always aiming to establish the freedom and the rights for labor and social worker classes, spent whole life to work for people. As a woman always put her efforts to work for peace and bring peace to others, she awarded Nobel Peace Prize in 1931 as a reward that her efforts had been recognized and demonstrating by others. The influence that Jane Addams had made to society was unforgettable. The impacts that she made had changed the minds and the direction of society towards women and African-American.
Through perseverance and a passion for her work, Addams was able to typify image of a progressive reformer as well as achieve her goals like help immigrants learn English and American culture, and to support families that were struggling both physically and mentally. But this was no easy feat as the young woman had to face many obstacles and stay strong to build the settlement house known as Hull House. Progressive reformers pursued for a solution to the problems created by industrialization and urbanization. The reformers wanted to protect working people, and close the gap between social classes. Their main focus was education, as well as focus on family and women’s suffrage.