Emma Willard opened a seminary for girls, in Troy, New York, in 1821. Her teaching methods were similar to ones used in the boys' schools, which horrified the parents. Yet clearly parents' disapproval did not stop the girls from wanting an education since from 1821-1872, 12,000 girls attended Willard’s school (Women in America). Once given the chance of an education, many of her students even went on to start their own schools. Yet after that, their was right to a higher education, such as a college.
Anthony. While Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a wife and mother, served as the writer and idea-person of the two, Susan B. Anthony, never married, was more often the organizer and the one who traveled, spoke widely, and bore the brunt of hostile public opinion. “…Susan B. Anthony, a militant lecturer for women’s rights, fearlessly exposed herself to rotten garbage and vulgar epithets.” 3 In 1872, in an attempt to claim that the constitution already permitted women to vote, Susan B. Anthony cast a test vote in Rochester, New York in the presidential election. She was arrested, charged with illegal voting, and found guilty, though she refused to pay the resulting fine and no attempt was made to force her to do so. “…I not only committed no crime, but, instead, simply exercised my citizen's right, guaranteed to me and all United States citizens by the National Constitution, beyond the power of any State to deny.”
She is best known for setting about and securing legislation for the improvement of institutions for the insane and destitute in 20 states, as well as Canada. Dorothea, also, brought about drastic reform in the prison and almshouse conditions in European countries. Ms. Dix was, also, known for her promotion of the education of women. And, although she supported the education of women, she never joined the wider feminist movement or lent public support to the cause, for which she was much criticized. Dorothea’s childhood was not a happy one, and although there is no record of any physical abuse, her father was believed to be an abusive alcoholic.
She was also put on trial and fined. She refused to pay the unjust fine which denied her chance to appeal, but was not imprisoned for it. Congress laughed at her when she gathered petitions from twenty six states and ten thousand signatures asking for passage of a suffrage movement. In territories where women had the vote, Anthony campaigned to make sure they were not blocked from joining the union (“Biography” 3). She composed and published “The History of Women Suffrage”, founded the International Council of Women, and the International Woman Suffrage Council.
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
As a member of the American Female Moral Reform Society, Sarah Ingraham was dedicated to eliminate all prostitution in the United States. However, she did not only criticize women for being prostitutes, but felt men were equally at fault. She was the editor of The Advocate of Moral Reform, the first American newsletter which was run entirely by women. The paper often printed stories about girls who were seduced by men who later left them. The paper referred to prostitutes as sisters and Men were usually depicted as the wrongdoers.
Through her actions and commitment to social movements such as the communist party, she expressed her radical ideals. Many see her as an ardent feminist, a woman who refused to adhere to social conventions of her era. In this paper, I will explore an aspect of Frida Kahlo’s dramatizing life and work in order to better understand who she was, and the importance she had for us as well as the world. It was after the serious accident which lead Frida Kahlo at age 18, to change her occupation in becoming a doctor. “Since I was young,” she said, “this misfortune did not at that time take on the character of a tragedy: I felt I had energies enough to do anything instead of studying to become a doctor.
Although women have the right to vote today, this is quite different compared with women’s condition back in the late 1800’s. Women were treated unfairly; they just belonged to their husbands who were able to control all of their rights and use a moderate coercion if they were disloyal or disobedient. Being a woman who is willing to break the rules to bring back a freedom life for all women, Susan B. Anthony tried to vote for a presidential election and was arrested due to being female in 1872. During her trial, Anthony published a speech “On Women’s right to vote”. In her speech, the main reason Anthony was successful in persuading her audience was that she clearly established an exigent circumstance early and effectively adapted her writing to the kairos of the moment.
Eva Colon Lisa Gallegos Eng 090 March 19, 2012 Women deserve rights Elizabeth Stanton wrote about her experiences with discrimination against women in 1848. She feels that when the government becomes destructive in these ends it is the right of those who suffer from it to refuse allegiance. (379) Even though discrimination is not put up with in these days, in the 1800s women were considered nothing slaves, supporter of the home and baring kids. Elizabeth Stanton wrote to not only express her feelings it was to stand up for her and for other women and to make a differences. First of all, Stanton writes “He never permitted her to
In the sixteenth century in England, prostitution went through years of different rules and regulations, and even complete upheaval, brought on by the rulers of the country. Southwark was considered the main brothel district in London because it was outside the jurisdiction of the Lord Mayor. The brothels were closely watched and well kept. The wages and hours were controlled by the government, and prostitutes were given frequent health checks due to a prominent fear of syphilis. Health checks were not always helpful though; if a woman was found to have a disease, she would be evicted from the brothel and sent out in to the streets, where she would often still work as a prostitute, despite her condition.