One can associate the Lougarou with “transgressive female figures” (Chen 49) who do not abide by cultural gender norms and need to be controlled. This perspective is supported in Josephine’s description of the living conditions in her mother’s prison. She emphasizes how the guards made the women “throw tin cups of cold water at one another so that their bodies would not be able to muster up enough heat to grow those wings made of flames” (Danticat 37) If we are to take my above reading of the Lougarou and her “flight” as a symbol of escape and freedom, then in this quote the prison guards, notably male figures and figures of authority, literally quench the freedom of the women under their power and their ‘transgression’ from social norms. Most strikingly, however, is the guards treatment of Josephine’s mother when she is believed to have shed her skin and flown, rebelling against the enforced patriarchal rules. She is beaten to death in front of the other prisoners in the yard, “Like a dog”.
Another method the women used was picket lines. The women went to the White House with picket signs. They stayed from dusk to dawn. The women managed to get Woodrow Wilson’s speeches, and burned them. Because of this, the women were arrested for obstructing traffic.
On the 25th of February Lytton was sentenced at Bow Street magistrates court to two months in Holloway Prison. (Lady Constance Lytton, 'Prisons and Prisoners ', William Heinneman, 1914, p.101) Lytton’s arrest drew much media attention and shocked the public, the headlines of The Daily Mirror featured news of the charges. Upon arrival in Holloway Lytton was sent to the infirmary due to a heart condition. Upon realising that there were women in much worse condition than she had been in the general population Lytton began to protest to be released from the infirmary and be treated as the
After protesting in front of the White House, the president decided to support women's suffrage. Soon Congress passed the amendment. Once they passed the amendment, it was the state's decision on whether or not they wanted to ratify it. Finally in 1920, women won the right to vote. Paul was still not satisfied, she spent the rest of her life working on a new Constitutional Amendment, known as the Equal Rights Amendment.
The first story that explores the fear society has of certain women is “Nineteen Thirty-Seven.” In the story Nineteen Thirty-Seven, Josephine a young haitian girl, whose mother was captured and thrown in prison because she was accused of being a witch. Women are portrayed as wicked and evil. For example, “ ‘And before the women went to sleep the guards made them throw tin cups of cold water at one another so that their bodies would not be able to muster up enough heat to grow those wings made of flames, fly away in the middle of the night, slip into the slumber of innocent children and their breath.’ (Danticat 37-38)” This quote shows that the guards are scared of these imprisoned women because they fear that these women might fly out
Her actions in prison have only reflected a great deal of trauma she has gone through in her abusive marriage. In her ten years in prison, she has been on her best behaviour, she goes to the workshop every day and she sits quietly sewing all day long. Mr President please take heed of the difference in physical strength between the late Mr Simon and Elsie. The violation of her rights to: freedom and security, human dignity, privacy, expression and movement by the deceased are factors that pushed her to kill Mr Simon. She endured these violations for a very long time in her marriage and in my opinion these are grounds to rule out her action of taking her husband’s life as provocation (actions that make someone
Alice Paul was a significant leader for fighting for women’s right to vote, because her braver and she had not given up. I have chosen to study Alice Paul, because she was a strong and brave women. When she was older her mother had brought Alice along to National American Women Suffrage Association to the meeting, and Alice enjoyed them.The NAWSA was supporting equal rights and the vote for women. That is exactly Alice Paul what Alice Paul did in her later life time. This group is what had started every thing she had done.
She wanted to have parades, public protests, and picketed of the White House during World War One. The picketers were arrested and jailed. In jail they went on hunger strikes. These women were determined to get their way. They no longer were going to put up with being treated
Anthony was a pioneer reformer for the woman suffrage movement in the United States, whose efforts paved the way for the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution, endowing women the right to vote. As an advocate of African American rights, temperance, the rights of labor, Susan devoted her life to leading the women suffrage movement. The enormous contrast between the status of women in the beginning of her efforts and their status when she died is the symbol of her successful achievements as a pioneer woman. Few men can devote his or her life in focusing on one career as much as Susan did. The fifty-year to pursue the course of women enabled her portrait to be printed on the one dollar coins, making her to be the first women who gained such honor.
Susan Brownell Anthony was born February 15, 1820 in Adams, Massachusetts. She was the second oldest of eight children to a cotton mill owner and his wife (Susan, Bio). The Anthony’s were Quakers and believed that everyone, both men and women, should live their lives as equal people (Susan, History). The Anthony’s had a farm in the Northwestern part of Massachusetts, and they later moved to Rochester, New York to begin the fight of ending slavery. This was also known as the abolitionist movement (Susan, Bio).
Charlotte E. Ray In this paper I will be providing you lots of information on Ms. Ray. Charlotte E. Ray accomplished a lot of great things for African American and women in general. Becoming not only the first female African-American lawyer in the United States but also the first to practice in Washington, D.C. Because of her bravery and persistence obstacles were broken. Ray has paved the way for young women of color in today’s society. She has paved the way for any women in today’s society to reach their dreams.
According to About.com, after a few marches around nineteen twelve, Paul left NAWSA in nineteen fourteen as she co-founded the Congressional Union, later starting the National Woman 's Party in nineteen sixteen. As she found the parades to be unsuccessful, Paul resorted to picketing outside the White House, according to numerous sources. As most social protests go, picketing led the government to fine her twenty five dollars to which she, much like Anthony refused to pay. However, because this was much more of a prominent issue in that era of time, Paul and her fellow picketers were sent to the Occoquan Workhouse, a prison in Virginia. There, they were brutally treated and one was reported to be killed as they were sent to unsanitary, frigid, rat-infested cells regardless of age.
She devoted four decades of her life to women’s causes, even though she had little education, a disabled husband for most of that time, six children, and worked, with jobs including being an author and a schoolteacher. She fought for the right for women to vote, which she believed would improve all women’s lives. She viewed the way women were treated as, more or less, slaves. Which at the time, would have been quite close to what women really were, they slaved over kitchens and homes all day, only to do the same thing the next day. Abigail is remembered as one of the nation’s leading suffragettes, even though he only worked primarily in the West.