Women's Right to Vote Essay

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Molly Jones and Brooke Franklin American History I 1/31/13 Persuasive Essay Fight for Women’s Rights Women have been discriminated in the U.S since the founding of this country. Most men believed that women’s jobs were to cook, clean, and take care of children and that they were not allowed to learn or voice opinion in society. John Gregory once said, “If you happen to have any learning, keep it a profound secret.” Women deserve the same equality as men do, women retain certain skills that most men don’t posse, and women contribute to political and societal aspects in a different way than men. These three reasons are why Americans should pro-women’s rights. Women deserve the same equality as men because all human beings are justified to rights that protect their well being as person. During the 18th and 19th century women lacked basic rights that were stated in the constitution for all like freedom of speech, vote, be educated, and hold positions in society (Kerr, 1992). In marriages, men dominated all property, finances, and decisions. John Locke argued that all humans are born with natural rights to life, liberty, and property and women were stripped from all three. Men receive all rights that are entitled to them and women deserve the same. Women retain certain skills that most me don’t posse that over all benefit society in a positive way. Most women were expected to take care of a household by cleaning, cooking, and taking care of children. The Industrial Revolution was a kick start to women beginning to work outside of the home. Women started working at laundry matts, textile mills, shoe factories, and other types of work. Even though the Industrial Revolution helped women realize the only work for them wasn’t in the home, women are still not offered any jobs in economics, medical fields, or politics because they lack the ability to become educated
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