Harvard professor, Emma Lapsansky-Wener, stated that the right for women to vote would give citizens a stronger faith in the government, that only then they will be ensured protection throughout their lives. It wasn’t until 1890’s when women started to get that right (111). This was a huge mark in history because women finally had a say in government. Conflict in this situation arose because there was yet again unfair discrimination. Women should have the same right as men because they are also capable.
For years these women worked hard as activists for women’s rights and in August of 1920 the 19th Amendment guaranteed women the right to vote. The amendment stated that, ““The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex” and “Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.””(history.com) Eastman wrote her article, “Now We Can Begin” in 1920 to show her audience that not only did women just win the right to vote but now women had a voice that could be and would be heard. Having grown up before 1920 and seeing the little respect that women had,
There was no proven fact women were incapable of completing tasks that men could, women have always had the same ability as men. Women take up 51% of the population in America there is no reason a man’s voice should be heard over a women’s. History Of Women Voting A. August 26th was a major turning point for the United States. 1) The 19th amendment was passed by congress on this day 2)19th amendment states the right of U.S citizens shall not be denied or abridge by the United States on account of sex. 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.
I see you being able to get a job, even become a manager if you so desire. You can vote, you can wear what you wish, even go to law school, if you really wanted. Those privileges are something that didn’t come easily in my time. When I was young, there was a push for equality for women because back then women couldn’t vote, couldn’t go to law or even medical school, only a select few could. We couldn’t have any job we wanted either.
Chris Schweitzer Heidi Bradley English 101 February 9, 2012 Equal Opportunity In the “Declaration of Sentiments,” Elizabeth Cady Stanton was on a mission for the equality of women’s rights. She wrote the “Declaration of Sentiments,” to reach out to women alike, and stand up for what is right in society. It is as if she is scolding “him,” in her writing. Stanton “takes it to the man,” and is a firm believer in equal opportunity for women. Not just to vote or have the same job opportunities, but Elizabeth Cady Stanton writes the “Declaration of Sentiments,” to get a point across to everyone of her time that society is unfair and needs change.
After all, in countries such as New Zealand (1893), Australia (1901), Finland (1906) or Norway (1913) women got the vote before the war began, whereas others such as Denmark (1915), Iceland (1915), Holland (1917) or Sweden (1919) gave it to women during the war without being involved in it. (http://www.firstworldwar.com/features/womenww1_three.htm) Women did make steps when it came to labor, but many women also looked down on the working class feminists. They thought it was unnecessary, and women should have their own place in the home
Even if you are a woman, you can still vote. The 19th amendment states that no citizen shall e abridged of their right to vote based on sex. This is important because generations of women worked tirelessly for suffrage. This amendment gave the right to vote to half the population of the United States. Finally the Voting Rights act of 1965 lifted the barrier for minorities to vote.
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.
If an individual does not cast their vote on a particular issue or for a particular candidate than they have no right to complain about how the election turns out. Women in early 1900’s knew the importance of being able to cast their vote and they fought long and hard to get the same rights as men. The 19th Amendment to our constitution passed in 1920 gave women the right to vote. They now felt that they had a say in how the society they lived in was run. Imagine living in a society where your thoughts were not even considered on how your government was run.
Why do we even need feminism anymore? Aren’t we done? There once was a real need for the movement. Long ago, women truly had to fight for basic freedoms. But now we can vote, now we can own property, now we have the same job opportunities, go to school where we want, work where we want, wear what we want, travel where we want — and if we want to stay home and raise babies, assisted by female doctors and respected by our enlightened husbands, then feminism has won that right for us, too.