Gloria Steinem didn't stop there. She supported her fellow feminist, Shirley Chisholm. Chisholm became the first major-party African American candidate for president of the United States as well as the first woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination. Gloria Steinem's most recent accomplishment is the co-founding of the Women's Media Center. The Women's Media Center's purpose is to amplify the voices of women in the media.
That year, Wyoming became the first state to grant women the right to vote. By the beginning of the 20th century, the role of women in American society had changed tremendously. Women were working more, receiving a better education, bearing fewer children. At that time three more states including Utah, Idaho and Colorado had declared women the right to vote. In 1916, the National Woman's Party decided to adopt a more radical approach by picketing the White House, marching, and staging acts of civil
They gained a lot of sympathy when on hunger strike, and were force fed. One suffragette, Emily Davison, ran out in front of the king’s horse during the 1913 Derby and was killed. The violence of the militant tactics used by the Suffragettes and the fact that they were prepared to face violent opposition and imprisonment demonstrated their commitment to the issue of women’s suffrage. While many women did not agree with these tactics, they became sympathetic to the cause behind the tactics. As a result of this is there was an increase in the number of women joining women’s suffrage organisations, although mainly the non-militant more peaceful organisation of the Suffragists whose membership grew from 12,000 in 1909 to 50,000 in 1914.
At the 1920’s party my group presented one of the main event of the 1920’s that has changed history ever since. That event was women suffrage. Women today have the right to vote because of the very brave women from the 1920’s who stood up for their rights and got what they deserved and made ratifying the 19th amendment possible.
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.
Role Model There was no other American civil rights leader for women’s rights like Susan Browell Anthony. Throughout her life after being a teacher she dedicated herself to help women. “In 1856 Anthony became an agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society, arranging meetings, making speeches, putting up posters, and distributing leaflets” (Susan B. Anthony House, 2009). Then after 1853 she became a women’s right campaigner. Therefore, she had to give many speeches through her campaigns.
Anthony helped establish the American Equal Rights Association in 1866 with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, calling for the same rights to be granted to all regardless of race or sex. In 1872 Susan voted illegally and was put on trial. She could not even speak at her own trial because she was a woman. She was fined $100 which she never paid. Susan never gave up fighting for women’s suffrage.
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.
On November 1, 1872 Anthony and a group of fifty women, a group Anthony organized herself, arrived at a local barbershop in Rochester, New York and demanded to register to vote. When the election inspectors denied her request, Anthony was not surprised and was prepared to not back down. This attitude Anthony possessed was a reoccurring trait she presented throughout her lifetime that would eventually lead to the reform she strived for. After failing to get approval peacefully, Anthony then threatened to sue the inspectors with her lawyer for a large sum of money and quoted the Fourteenth Amendment citizen’s provision. (sight) The inspectors approved her to register after she stated her admirable knowledge of the constitution, demonstrating how well she prepared for this day by studying all laws affiliated with an individual’s rights.
Together they fought women’s battles in the nineteenth century until Anthony got arrested. In Rochester, New York, in November 1872, Susan B. Anthony herself and her sisters succeeded in casting their votes. Acting under advice from her lawyer, they had convinced the registars of the propriety of their claims and had been allowed to deposit their ballots. Two weeks later, they were arrested. At her arraignment hearing, Susan refused to deposit bail when set.