Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered her speech “Women’s Rights are Human Rights” September 5, 1995 while speaking at the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China with the intent to educate and spread awareness in regards to the rights and treatment of women around the world, while encouraging women to take initiative and highlight the potential women have if presented with the opportunity of equality. Early in Clinton’s speech, she uses the power of ethos to establish her credibility and continues to build upon it throughout, bringing attention to the fact she has had years of experience fighting for change among people of all kinds. Clinton convinces listeners that she has made women’s rights a priority in her life
A historian by the name of Ed Ayers once said “The exploitative natures of women’s work throughout history has been enormous.” I believe that this statement is true because after looking at history it shows that there were so many things that they had to overcome to get to the rights that they have today. Women during the 1700’s and 1800’s were challenged with expressing themselves in a social system that refused to grant women the right to express their views. Many events during these centuries which included things such as social and political movements that increased attention to women's issues like education reform. By the end of the 1800’s women were finally able to speak out against the injustices aimed at them.
“Anything you can do, I can do better. I can do anything, better than you”, in ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ sang by Ethel Merman and Ray Middleton, is one of the many examples of the constant battle between the sexes. In the past century, women in the United States have come a long way from separating themselves from the systematic gender norms that were generally believed by society. Prior to the women’s liberation movement , women were thought to be inferior and subordinate to men – that they were considered to be less than a man in regards of physical strength, intellectuality, and virtually all other aspects of life that did not confine them to their gender roles. In some respects, this view of women still exist today; however, considering the
Birth control pills today are seen differently than in the past and are attainable to many people. Prior to the twentieth century, not many people expressed their feelings about the topic of birth control and shied away from it because men were afraid that women would take over and a pursuit to fight for equality. Moreover, the long endeavor for birth control allowed women today to have control of their own body without being criticized as much today. Margaret Sanger was a strong activist who fought for birth control was born in 1879 and died in 1966, it was because she was born in New York, she had it easier for her to fight for her cause. It was difficult for her to take a stand because birth control in the late 1800’s was not a popular topic, consequently this forced expectant mothers to do self-administered abortions, which resulted in many deaths.
During the 1800’s, those who saw social prejudice or corruption started many reform movements to correct the difficulties in America. The Second Great Awakening really helped shape the United States into a religious nation and paved the way through the reform movements, while stressing individual choice that caused an uprising in denominations leading to followers by the masses. Antislavery abolitionism became a movement mostly because of influence from the religious revival that was taking place, and demonstrating to all of those religious that slavery is a sin. Reformists of the antislavery movement transformed their thoughts forward of equality to all people, no matter their race.
Title IX When Title IX was passed, one in twenty-one high schools girls played a sport. Most people think Title IX only applies to sports, but athletics is one of the many areas addressed by the law. Women were not able to pursue their dreams as much as men. They were not able to show their true talent that most women had. Even though Title IX stated that no one should be denied benefits all over the world systems were still not up to par and were not equally fair.
Susan B. Anthony has been an equal rights activist (specifically women’s rights) for most of her life. She began fighting for women’s rights when she became a teacher, and during this time she realized that male teachers earned four times the amount women did. During the election of 1872, she was arrested for illegally voting. Anthony was not allowed to testify and was charged with a one hundred dollar fine, and to that, she famously denied, “I shall never pay a dollar of your unjust penalty.” Instead of paying, she delivered a speech about women’s suffrage all over the country.
I chose to write about Hillary Rodham Clinton because I think she can make America great again, and because I think we are stronger together. What I mean is that, she has far more rational plans to make America a better place for everyone. She knows how to lead people, and she has a vast experienced in politics. Many people do not like her, due to her past mistakes. But she’s human, human tend to make mistakes and no one is perfect.
Social pyschology encompases the ideas of social interaction between people and how that affects an individual. Scientific methods are used to understand and explain how the thoughts, feelings, and behavior of individuals are influenced by our social environment around us. Social perception and interaction are vital to touch on when speaking about social psychology. Social perception focuses on how people form impressions and make inferences about other people while social interaction is the exchange of words between a group of people. If we connect this with our presidential election, we clearly see how the media positively and negatively affected the supporters and Clinton/Keane.
Chimamanda Adichie once said, “My own definition of a feminist is a man or a woman who says, ‘yes, there’s a problem with gender as it is today and we must fix it, we must do better. All of us, men and woman, must do better,” but how do people “do” better? Gender Inequality is such a big problem that people do not even think much about it and how it's affecting their lives. Gender Inequality is the unfairness and judging between the sexes of male and female. Such as, according to Kirsten Drysdale and Zoe Norton Lodge, gendered marketing is in all large-scale stores.
This paper is a rhetorical analysis for the political memoir Unbought & Unbossed by Shirley Chisholm. This memoir is about the Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm and her difficult, powerful, and motivational path of becoming the first black female to be elected into congress. This memoir breaks her life down and shows all of the struggles of her race, gender, and ethnicity and how she overcame them all to make her way to the top. The memoir is from Shirley Chisholm’s perspective as she tells her story. Chisholm is a female playing in a “man’s world” when it comes to role in politics, she is forced to struggle with competing against the gender stereotypes seen in male and female politicians.