“Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if could.” –Abigail Adams In this quote Abigail Adams was stepping up for women to put a stop to their inequality for fairness and equality. She was an advocate for many women who are out there married with no education nor rights. She wanted them to be capable of standing on their own feet without hesitation or discourage towards their husbands. Abigail Adams believed women should be educated and be recognized for their intellectual capabilities, so they could guide and influence the lives of their children and husband instead of being companions.
Franklin Roosevelt neglected women in a way that Eleanor strongly disagreed with. Roosevelt’s New Deal program not only neglected women, it also neglected workers and African Americans. Franklin did not ensure proper employment for women. Eleanor greatly opposed women’s suffrage, so she coordinated the League Legislative Program and laws providing equal representation for men and women. Eleanor was destined to ensure equal opportunities for women, and didn’t care what the consequences would be.
This is why is was so important to Alice to be an active part in securing equal rights for all women. Alice Paul epitomizes the lessons in the QBQ book by taking personal ownership, being a role model, showing great leadership skills, and refusing to allow herself to be victimized. Alice takes personal responsibility to fight for women's equal rights. She takes ownership of the problem, something not many people want to admit they must do. Instead of passing the problem on to the next generation of women, she chooses to help lead the fight.
That our Nation, founded on principles of equal rights, with laws protecting us from discrimination, endorses discrimination based on gender in its own institution, is particularly disturbing. Refusing admittance to females based on physical standards which don’t pertain to job effectiveness or based on stereotypes of women’s physical abilities is also disturbing. Basically, the idea is, we don’t think a woman can do it so we aren’t going to let her try. This stereotype completely discounts the women who successfully compete in triathlons, iron man competitions and various other physical challenges all over the world. Additionally, basing the discrimination on the fact that women have periods and might see a man naked or be seen naked trivializes the desire these women have to be the best and to be recognized for it.
It helped because it gave me the impression that women 's history was more than just a fight to vote. I was very informative and the main resource for my portion of the project. Armento, Beverly J.; Nash, Gary B.; Salter, Christopher L.; and Wixson, Karen
To make your own decisions particularly for happiness.6 Denying women birth control is to deny women personal freedom therefore making one not value life to its fullest. In the eyes of Margaret Sanger, freedom is the ability to make choices and control ones own body. The document “Free Motherhood” takes us to a time period that freedom was unclear for most of America. America was deciding what rights certain Americans should have. Unfortunately this problem still continues today.
Even slaves had the right to vote before women even could. Women were arrested just for voting, for speaking up for what they wanted to be heard. Rosa Parks was a great inspiration to most women because she stood up to what she believed in and for what was right. She believed that women should be treated equal and people had no choice but to listen to what she had to say. Susan B. Anthony was another great inspiration to the women society.
Imagine a world with no discrimination against women. In this fictitious dimension, there would be no degrading stereotypes or insults pivoting around females. Unfortunately, we live in a misogynistic world filled with hateful comments spewed out carelessly against women. I used to be under the impression that sexism was not as important as other societal issues, such as racism. It was only after analyzing “Antigone”, when I started to understand the gravity of how persistent and awful sexism has been over the years.
Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.” (Lopez A5) It is evident that over the course of history, the plight of women has caused women of different circumstances and problems to be empowered and exert their full efforts to bring about necessary reforms and many times have they succeeded. With that said, women empowerment should be about more than just breaking the bounds of repression, but more than that, being truly free to be women who remain true to the authentic set of morals and standards they have set for themselves. It is important that women develop a sense of purpose within them and make use of their personal potential, not only for the benefit of themselves, but more importantly, for the betterment of society. That spark of purpose has to emerge and start with the self until it burns brighter to enlighten those around them; the potential of a woman has the power to be truly
A Voice That Echoes Endlessly Kalifa Cartwright Honors English 2 February 8, 2013 A Voice That Echoes Endlessly A woman with great confidence and beliefs is a woman who is capable of great change. The woman believed that words can be used as a tool to get the desires and necessities out of life. The woman also believed that all people are equal and should be showered with the same amount of blessings. She encouraged people to be just as great as the next person. She also inspired people to grasp opportunities that knocked at their doors.