More women were receiving educations and began to get involved in community and national organizations which brought these women together to fight for their beliefs on human reform. Women were notoriously known in the major part they played in the Temperance Movement which later resulted in the passage of the Prohibition Amendment. Despite the failure of Prohibition, the outlawing of alcohol was important to these women because some people thought alcohol undermined values and morals. These women
Activism in Society Activism, given it is executed the right way, has been a powerful mechanism in the fight for women’s rights throughout history. It has been used on a small scale, such as writing a letter to authorities, or on a larger scale such as organizing protests. It was particularly useful for the Female Liberation movement, which has come a long way from where it started in the late nineteen sixties. Linda Jenness was one woman focused on empowering women and gaining rights; she made powerful advances for the movement. This feminist activism is the reason women in Canada have the rights they rightfully deserve, and the freedom to live their lives any way they please.
Stanton describes very logically, how an individual self is the head of establishment, an important part of a general society. These ideas still apply today, in America, and around the world as women still fail to receive equal rights in many aspects. “The strongest reason why we ask for woman a voice in the government under which she lives: in the religion she is asked to believed; equality in social life, where she is the chief factor; a place in the trades and professions; where she may earn her bread, is because of her birthright to self-sovereignty; because as an individual, she must rely on herself”. Stanton emphasizes on being self-dependent, being able to rely on oneself. The idea of individual development, of every man and woman as equally important.
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.
The Progressive Era gave birth to feminism. One leading feminist, Margaret Sanger, who with providing an education to urban families about the benefits of birth control, founded the Planned Parenthood organization. Along those same lines, after leaving the "women's sphere" women across the country protested and demanded with more urge equality for women. Many women and some men alike, pressured Wilson by stating "American women are not self-governed" (Doc. H).
The definition of women's interests in terms of individual rights is one that informs liberal feminism around the world and represents the mainstream of the U.S. women's rights movements. Set forth by white, propertied men to promote their interests, the rights discourse was adopted by the women's rights movement, as well as by the civil rights movement, the gay and lesbian rights movement, and most recently, the disability rights movement. The common language and philosophy of rights have facilitated cooperation and mutual progress among the various rights movements. Other groups, however, have criticized the women's rights movements because they were willing to reform the existing system rather than pushing to uproot the structures of inequality in the family and society. The official beginning of women's rights movements is marked by the 1848 Seneca Falls women's convention and its resolutions calling for women's rights to legal adult status, access to all professions, and women's suffrage (the right to vote).
Women like Emma Hart Willard who founded the Troy Female Seminary in New York which was the first endowed school for girls, helped empower women to see that there can be change. Women began speaking and lecturing in the 1830s on equality and right to vote. Sarah Grimke and Frances Wright advocated women's suffrage in an extensive series of lectures. Sarah Grimke spoke with a concise confidence responding to a newspaper, “All I ask of our brethren is that they will take their feet from our necks, and permit us to stand upright on the ground which God has designed us to occupy.” (Chafe 25) “[Also Grimke wrote that] like blacks women were ‘accused of mental inferiority’ and were refused the opportunity for a decent education. Denied the basic rights of free speech and petition, they were also treated as creatures not able to care for themselves.” (Chafe 45) Oberlin College became the first coeducational college in
She took all of that and went on to become a famous talk show host, an actress, and an owner of her own network. Let’s not forget her magazine either. Courage helped me to survive, just as it did with Oprah. It took telling the truth, through our fear, being real, to be able to tell our stories. It took plodding through our pain, standing up for ourselves, and accepting challenges, to make us what we are today, strong women.
Firmness was shown and the leadership of a king was brought out of the queen and that earned loads of respect from her people and they figured out that this woman was not one to be taken lightly. She convinced her people that even though she had “the body of a weak and feeble woman,” she still had “the heart and stomach of a king.” Elizabeth showed assertiveness and aggression to any colony that would “dare to invade the borders” of her “realm.” This gave her troops the confidence that they needed and in the outcome
Also I thought that the Suffragists played a vital role in getting the rights for women to vote because they proved to the men that they could protest and campaign without using violence or breaking the law, unlike the Suffragettes, who resorted to violence when they wanted their way or when they wanted to be heard. Before World War 1 there, were two groups of women that campaigned for votes for women and they were known as the Suffragists and the suffragettes. They called themselves the Suffragists because they were trying to mock the word Suffrage which means the right to vote. Then there were the Suffragists they were so different from the Suffragists yet they were so similar. Both groups of women were campaigning and fighting for the same thing, but the way they achieved the vote was very different.