In March 1913, Woodrow Wilson began his first term as president. Paul considered his support essential to the cause-but women's suffrage, it turned out, was not on this president's agenda. Meanwhile, Alice Paul's Washington-based group split from NAWSA in a fundamental dispute over strategy. NAWSA's conservative leadership, committed to patient, state-by-state campaigning, disdained action on the federal level and deplored Paul's tactics as far too aggressive. Paul, the next morning of Wilson’s decision, and 12 women carrying banners on long poles left Cameron House and took up positions outside the White House gates.
Throughout her appeal, Grimke repeatedly states that all women “are our sisters”, because she wants everyone to realize that all women are women no matter what color they are. Grimke criticizes white women in the North for looking away and not acting compassionately toward “their colored sisters” while horrible things happen to them. She states that “our colored sisters are dreadfully oppressed” in America and those women have to stand up for them. If women decide not to act, then they may as well be termed “the white slaves of the North”. She wants northern women to stop being ignorant, stop pretending like they have nothing to do with slavery and start working together to fight the injustice that is present in their lives.
Susan B. Anthony also opposed abortion, which she saw as another instance of a "double standard" imposed upon women. In the nineteenth century, the decision to undergo an abortion was very often decided by men. There were none of the standard contraceptive options available to women today. Antibiotics had yet to be invented, and abortion was a life threatening and unsanitary procedure for the woman. Anthony wrote that "when a woman destroys the life of her unborn child, it is a sign that, by education or circumstances, she has been greatly wronged,” Susan B. Anthony encouraged women to register to vote and then vote, using the Fourteenth Amendment as justification.
It got so crazy that President Wilson finally decided to support the suffragist. The 19th amendment was passed and women got the right to vote. Now I’m going to show you guys a clip from the movie “Iron Jawed Angles” which is based on what Alice went through to get the amendment passed. This scene is from when Alice was sent to a doctor because they thought she was mentally ill. (Iron Jawed Angles Part
Brian Fantana Professor Smith AIID 207-04 12 December 2012 The patriarchal control over the sociocultural concept of female subservience present within Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace—a means through which the reader can indulge in the entrancing accounts of the controversial 1843 murder investigation of the Canadian maid, Grace Marks—instigated an unequal distribution of influence between genders in the favor of men, inhibiting the ability of women to voice their opinions on certain issues such as domestic violence, one of the major elements in the structure of Grace Marks’ family life as well as a common moral issue on which Atwood enjoyed writing her views, which were arguably consistent with feminist ideals; born in Canada in 1939, she had never formally identified with the feminist movement, but she had been around a long line of feminism activists. The role of women in society around the setting of the novel, as exemplified in the chosen passage and the harmful, psychological effects rooted in Grace’s childhood are largely responsible for much of her character development and actions throughout the novel. Grace’s father’s violent tendencies affected their family life greatly, as did his drinking habits, “as he was drinking up the bread out of his own children’s mouths” (Atwood 129). Although his violent tendencies, which occurred mostly when he was really drunk, took priority as their father’s main problems, he was generally just a bad and neglectful father, for the reason of working Grace like a dog around the house with chores, and for verbally abusing his children, too; referring to Grace’s older sister as an “ungrateful slut” (Atwood 127). Toward the end of the passage, in an account of a night on which her father abused her, she recounts that he called her a “slut and a whore” shortly after throwing
Ms. Saylor English 105 3 April 2012 Word count 786 A Response to “For better; for Worse” The main idea of Stephanie Coontz’s “For Better; For Worse” is that through the years society has looked at marriage differently (171-175). The author begins the essay with an example of a 90’s TVs show Murphy Brown whose main character was attack by Vice President Dan Quayle, because she decided to have a child out of Wedlock. Vice President Quayle attacked her because the show failed to defend traditional family values by encouraged teens to abandon marriage. For example, in paragraph two she tells us that “marriage is no longer the main way for societies regulate sexuality and parenting or organized the division of labor between men and women” (171). Another example in paragraph two is that “although some people hope to turn back the tide by promoting traditional values, making divorce harder or outlawing gay marriage they are having to confront a startling irony: The very factors that have made marriage more satisfying in modern times have also made it more optional" (171).
U.S. History Professor Belanger Analysis on Reconstruction Ends Dec 14th 2011 Elizabeth cady Stanton wrote a paper entitled “Home Life” which talks about women feminism and how women wanted to be equal just like men in marriages. In the early 1800s women had no rights in terms of voting for high ranking officials and they weren’t allowed in court rooms to voice their displeasure on how the government views them as just being care takers. Elizabeth Stanton worked extensively with Susan b Anthony on establishing an association that would fight for women rights and women suffrage. In 1875 Susan b Anthony who was suffragists voted in the presidential election hoping the fourteenth and 15th amendment would get reconstructed giving women
She was also put on trial and fined. She refused to pay the unjust fine which denied her chance to appeal, but was not imprisoned for it. Congress laughed at her when she gathered petitions from twenty six states and ten thousand signatures asking for passage of a suffrage movement. In territories where women had the vote, Anthony campaigned to make sure they were not blocked from joining the union (“Biography” 3). She composed and published “The History of Women Suffrage”, founded the International Council of Women, and the International Woman Suffrage Council.
Women (228-231) • Historically, women were considered property • No voting or political rights • Until the early twentieth century when women in Canada were excluded from holding political office, sitting in the Senate and becoming judges. • They were not considered “people” until 1929 • Case of Edwards v. Attorney General for Canada is proof that our Supreme Court wasn’t even ready to consider women as a person. • Emily Murphy, Canada’s first female judge, was denied a spot in the Senate. • Murphy and four other women, Henrietta Muir Edwards, Louise McKinney, Irene Parlby, and Nellie McClung, sent a reference (that is, a question concerning a constitutional issue) to the Supreme Court. • The Governor-General-in-Council would then
They fought the man, the system and everything and then they formed the National Woman's Party in 1913 that fought for women’s rights during the suffrage movement. They were totally cool and stuff, They started the group as the "Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage" in 1913, but then they decided that the name didn't really fit their sound or image so they chaged it to the National Women's Party in 1917. After the 19th admendment that gave women the vote in 1920, they went after the passage of an equal rights amendment to the constitution. Congress was all like "yo, we cool mang, aight aight, you'll get cho amendment" BUT THEN PLOT TWIST; MOST OF THE STATES RATIFIED IT, BUT AT THE LAST MINUTE IN 1982, SOME JERK FACE NAMED PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY AND A COALITION OF CONSERVATIVES STOPPED THE BILL AND IT NEVER PASSED. SHAME ON YOU PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY, NONE FOR PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY.