How have these changes affected American society of Women 's Suffrage? I believe it has changed a lot during the years of struggling through to fight for women rights, finally, in 1919 the 19th Amendment got ratified. The struggle for women’s right to vote was one of the key elements in women’s overall fight for greater equality. Then Jobs, gender equality.
The industrial revolution transformed western Europe and the United States during the course of the nineteenth century. This transformation enabled women to play active roles in the workforce. With this sudden change, women's traditional gender roles were being challenged. The movement of industrialization allowed for equal opportunity for all genders, and major improvements upon the economy. Gender roles are sets of behavior and characteristics associated with men and women.
America has her problems with inequality when it comes to women’s social conduct in which they belong in society. Does a women gain importance from being independent and financially competent in society or do women who aren’t a part of the female work force less of a human than her fellow women. The 1950s society was split on the issue of where women actually fit in our society after their liberations in the 1920s with gaining their right to vote, they began to have a voice in society without much progress in the 1940s had the liberation of being working and having a disposable income for the first time in their lives and being told you need to be in the home with the children this created a tremor before the feminist earthquake. Two major theories that abide with women’s rights these are functionalism and feminism. The first theory inhibits functionalism this discusses what the roles of women in 1950s society.
These words were stated by 20th century women’s activist and philanthropist, Betty Friedan. Betty was one of the most well known women’s rights activists by sharing her opinions about a woman 's capabilities in the workplace. In 1872, the American Woman Suffrage Association gathered to help start the fight for women 's rights. Supporters Susan B. Anthony and Cady Stanton are considered the earliest influences of the first wave of women’s liberation. Women struggled with the limited clothing options, few job opportunities, had unrealistic beauty standards, and did not have the ability to achieve a higher education.
A woman, as a wife and mother, has many roles and responsibilities that are often overlooked by both current and past generations. While one may think they can identify the main roles and expectations of a woman, there are often many that are unnoticed. Overtime, the tasks that women would do on a daily basis have changed drastically due to the pushing of equal rights leading in the direction of careers outside the home. However, most women have a compelling nature that leaves some roles remaining the same.
Equal Rights “We have talked long enough in this country about equal rights it is time now to write the next chapter- and to write it in the books of laws.” Lyndon B. Johnson. An Equal Right amendment was first passed by women political party in 1923. It didn’t pass and it took four decades for a revival into congress. It seemed like it was going to be passed back in 1971 when it was approved by ⅔ vote from the House of Representatives in October of that year.
American Culture Pre and Post Revolution The American Revolution was a war that began in 1775. It was between American colonies and Great Britain. The American colonies wanted to escape the harsh parliament slowly taking away their rights.
Suburbanisation in the late 40s was the mass movement of middle-class white Americans from major cities to areas outside of these cities. It occurred for a number of different reasons; to house the generation of baby boomers who left cities overcrowded, to help people get way from the low quality of life in cities, to provide past soldiers with normalcy in a traditional home setting and because the suburbs were attractive, less expensive, had lower taxes and were seemingly the ideal place to raise a family. While men in the suburbs were content to cope with the conformity and banality after the dramatic horrors of war, women suffered greatly. Many had attended college and gotten degrees and many had entered the workforce during the Second World War to take over for the men. They were used to their own money and independence, and suburbanisation wasted their potential.
Introduction: Many studies have been written about women. All the studies have been found that women suffer from many problems during her life. For example, getting paid less than men in work place, sexual violence, and getting abuse. Almost everyday we see in TV or read in newspaper about problems that women suffer from.
It all started with a simple thought, one that lead to a wish and some hope, then to talking and writing about that thought. Finally, it became an action, an action that several, considered to be the minority, fought and protested for about one hundred years and would not back down until they obtained their goals. This is what we call the Women’s Rights Movement. The role of women and men are exceedingly different from each other and this is a major topic and theme most talked about during the Romantic Era. Men, with the exception of breaking the law, could do anything they wanted without being criticized for it by society.