Phi208: Ethics And Moral Reasoning

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Equality and Gender PHI208: Ethics and Moral Reasoning Instructor December 22, 2014 In the last 100 years, the equality of gender, man verses woman, has evolved into something no one thought it would. Women have come out on top and they have tried to take over certain positions society has said are for men only. Men have always been “talked up” on how they rank according to the Bible and political stances. America was built on Biblical values and therefore when the Protestants came to the America's, they brought over their mind sets as well. In the 1840's, women began to stand up for themselves and take action for their freedoms. Women now hold positions…show more content…
Women, were so unhappy without having rights and it made them feel less loved and wanted. With this theory being applied to this issue of Women’s Rights, they come out on top of the situation. It took 130 years or so for women to evolve in society. “Utilitarianism is a normative ethical theory that places the locus of right and wrong solely on the outcomes (consequences) of choosing one action/policy over other actions/policies. As such, it moves beyond the scope of one's own interests and takes into account the interests of others.” (Cavalier, 2002) With the Women’s Rights Movement, there were a lot of pros and cons that can about, mostly positives. Women are now seen in a different light after a long deliberation and fighting. Most of the country is more so scared of the fact women are rising from the wood works. They are taking charge of positions and moving on and changing this societies culture. Culture is the “particular ways of belief in society and ways of life; a way of thinking, behaving, or working…show more content…
Some Spanish countries are better than that. They are along the same lines as the American culture. In the 1840's, women began to take charge of their own lives in America. The stood up for their right is a movement called the Women's Rights Movement. This movement entailed the “Declaration of Sentiments, Grievances, and Resolutions,” that echoed the preamble of the Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.” (HAA, 2006) This was to imply that fact that the Declaration of Independence was including women among these sentiments. Women began to know their rights and understand that they too were apart of what was declared in this document that “men” signed. There were groups that formed call societies. One was called the Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU). After these leagues of women formed, they worked to gather votes throughout the states to allow women to vote. The first state
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