Women’s American History 1 Women in American History His204 American History Instructor Howard September 9, 2013 Women’s American History 2 To understand the history and struggle for women’s rights we must first look at the early social roles of women. This is a situation that we need to work together in and make a difference for all women in this country! Women movements have worked hard since the early 1800’s and are still working together today. They are equal citizens and should have all the same rights as men; however, even
Marriage started to be viewed as a union of two equal people seeking love, happiness and stability in the 19th century. The women's rights movements of the 19th century were responsible for changing society's attitudes towards women. The change in the role of women in the society came from an acknowledgment of the voice about the condition of women in the society (Helgren & Collen, 2010). The social and political movements in the French and the American Revolution also made women realize how a change from collective points of view could result in radical changes. Women's roles began changing drastically after a greater emphasis was made to change the traditional bound functions of women.
Women Page 1 " " " " " Equality for Women " Trista Crawford " SOC 120 Ethics and Social Responsibility Risa Garelick " 09/08/2014 " " " Women Page 2 " " Women rights have come along way since going into effect on August 26th of 1920 with allowing women to be able to vote. With allowing women to vote it opened up many doors for women. It allowed them to be able to get a job, an education, allowed them to climb the success ladder at work, gave women a voice and to be able to stand of themselves and other women when needed, and also how women's rights started happening overseas as well. The beginning was a very exciting time for women. “The 19th amendment guarantees all American women the right to vote.
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.
Susan B. Anthony was another great inspiration to the women society. She was an American Civil Rights leader who came up with what is now called the 19th amendment. Susan stated, “There was no difference between the minds of men and women.” She wanted to open doors to not only women but to people who were enslaved. Susan B. Anthony also made employers hire women, showing that women could work just as well as men could. She proved that women deserved the same amount of pay that men were making.
Women did not have natural born rights, such as the right to vote, speak in public, access to equal education, and so forth, did not stop them to fight for their rights. Women’s lives soon
Domonique Robinson Paper 3 October 17th 2011 Word Count: 608 Breaking the Stigma Women were not always thought to be as strong as they are today. Women have come a long way and mostly due to themselves. Well into the 19th century, women’s roles were constrained to their households. They worked in the home while males worked out of the home. The women’s role was to be a wife and a mother.
There are several things that a woman could not do in Stanton's time. These included the right to vote, the right to own property, the right to an advanced education, and the right to have her own money. There were also laws that prohibited them from gaining custody of their children after a divorce. Many women did not like this and fought hard to gain the liberty that they felt they deserved. Today, women have gained most of these rights.
A situation like that is not fair. The inequality and issues relating back to women’s rights all around the world will always be present. Yes, women have made progress and demanded their rights; but men and women are greatly differing, from the way of thinking, all the way to measure of strength. If standards are lowered for women, how can that truly be claiming equality? As stated once before, women have made great strides but it will be a long road ahead if they wish to be up to par with men.
Although, the struggle to balance traditional culture with the modern privileges is apparent. Traditionally Greek and Roman women are suppose to uphold the duty of having and raising children, but with newfound career paths many women are having difficult obtaining both. "As a result of this dilemma, in Greece there has been a rise in abortions by working women who are afraid that pregnancy may result in the loss of their job. Indeed, many employers ask prospective female employees if they are married"(2). This fact has caused family sizes to shrink over the years giving Greece one of the lowest birthrates in Europe, and among the top five countries with the lowest birthrates in the world.