John Rawls believes that civil disobedience is just questioning what the law has in order and acting out on that question without breaking the actual law (Buttle 650). Sister’s Uncut is just trying to figure out why the government would take away something so beneficial and their way of showing it, it by protest. Protest is a simple way to let people know about what is really going on and why it should be addressed. The women just stormed the premiere and chanted in front of press and celebrities to raise awareness (Morrison 1). The disobedience was not directed toward the law itself
Because of sexist opinions of the time, many people believed that a woman had no power to create change, especially in government since she could not vote. Women themselves believed this societal expectation, and although Grimke does not reject society’s idea of femininity and womanhood entirely, she specifically rejects their supposed political incompetence in a rebuttal. Using evidence from general and specific political movements in England, all of which were greatly aided by the support of women petitioning the government, Grimke assured her audience that “When the women of these States send up to Congress such a petition our legislators will arise, as did those of England, and say: ‘When all the maids and matrons of the land are knocking at our doors we must legislate.’” (Grimke, 192) This summary of her somewhat vague past points is similarly nonspecific; however, this is still effective since simply alluding to historical events rather than explaining them was sufficient for an audience that knew more about England and its history than contemporary Americans do today.
Wollstonecraft’s’ message to all the women is to come out of their culturally constructed state, avoid being elegant, examine their inherent nature, and be rationale. Wollstonecraft is heavily inspired by Rousseau, and embraces his commitments to be independent and free. Even though she speaks of women as separate from herself, but she does not compliment them, instead reprimand them for failing limiting their goals till marriage. She condemns women for wasting all their energy in beauty, marriage and children. Even today, if a woman is not married, in the eyes of the society that woman is not a
Henry David Thoreau’s “Civil Disobedience” published in the year 1866, made an impact on the views of many Americans and has carried out in the present day. Civil disobedience is the act of demonstrating non-violent protests. “All men recognize the right of revolution; that is, the right to refuse allegiance to, and to resist, the government, when its tyranny or its inefficiency are great and unendurable” (Thoreau). One of the main messages that Thoreau portrays from his essay, is that the citizens of a government have the right to act if they believe that the government is not governing properly. As Thoreau believes “That government is bets which governs not at all” (Thoreau).
In Don't Give Up The Fight, Ava held back, she didn’t give the bullies the fulfillment they needed to figure out she was hurt. If she fought back, the whole story would have changed. Ava wouldn’t of needed help from a friend and the story would have ended sooner without all of Ava’s suffering and defeat. But, Susan B Anthony stood up to the judges and didn’t stop fighting until she got her way. If she didn’t stand up like she did, she would have accepted defeat, making the women's rights movement even more vulnerable.
Because Grendel’s mother wants vengeance for the death of Grendel, she disturb the status quo of the female sex by starting up a feud. The same similarities are shown in Pascoe’s essay about how females are depicted and how they are supposed to act “However girls did not use this word as part of their regular lexicon. This sort of gendered homophobia that constitutes adolescents masculinity does not constitutes adolescents femininity”. (Pascoe, 577-578)The quote explains how girls at River high barely use the word “fag” because it did not account for femininity. Unlike Grendel, his mother is more powerful and she represents Beowulf’s feminine counterpart.
For example, women weren’t allowed to vote, if they were married they had no property rights, they couldn’t gain education because no colleges or universities didn’t want women students, and women were made totally dependent on men. The women’s suffrage movement took place in the middle of the 19th Century. During this time, women struggled to vote and run for office. The problem was that women weren’t being treated as equals.
Keon’s forbidden this” (749). The intensity of Antigone showed the bravery of her heart and her desire to confront the authority and gain justice; however, Ismene did not gain courage or desire to join in as Antigone had hoped. Conversely, Antigone’s determination truly scared her. Perhaps it’s rooted in the fact that women normally did not express strong emotion, nor did they involve themselves in politics as Antigone did through actively opposing King Kreon’s authority. Or simply, Ismene felt belittled by the oppressive assertiveness of her older sister, and in response wanted to have no part in any of her
He shows one woman, Antigone as the example of a responsible woman, and Ismene as that of a cowardly woman who fails to be. Based on textual evidence in dialogue, women have the ability to elect what direction to take, such as in the case of Ismene, she states that women are inferior and thus unable to make any sort of decision against men, in turn believing that they cannot take responsibility for actions; “We must remember that we two are women so not to fight with men…so I shall ask of them beneath the earth forgiveness, for in these things I am forced, and shall obey the men in power.” (Antigone 61-2, 65-7) She attempts to console Antigone by telling her she shall ask the Gods to forgive her for not attempting to bury her brother, by choosing not to act and not be forced to be responsible for anything, she is eventually spared from death but lives as a mere woman who is conscious of actions she is going to take but fails to provide a motive other than saving her life. In turn we see that later on, Sophocles writes her off as a character with no substance; she becomes miserable for not taking any responsibility nor having any morally righteous
(Anthony, 1872). While Anthony persuaded her listeners to take the side of women should have the right to vote, Wiesel was informing his listeners to not be indifferent. To be indifferent one must be unconcerned, uninterested, uncaring, and uninvolved. Wiesel couldn’t understand how humans live continuously normal in a world and not use their voices to be heard or to walk past injustice and show no acknowledgement. “It is so much easier to avoid such rude interruptions to our work, our dreams, our hopes.”
Primary Source Analysis: Why Women Should Vote, 1915 This document was originally published as a pamphlet authored by Jane Addams in the year 1915 as the title suggests. Jane Addams was a female reformer during the Progressive Era who heavily supported the women’s suffrage movement. She also challenged the traditional roles of women before and during this time period. At the young age of seventeen, Addams left home and attended the Rockford Female Seminary and later went on to found the Hull House in Chicago, Illinois (“The Progressive Era,”American Yawp).
If couples want fewer children to be raising their children better, they can use natural methods of contraception. They could not use artificial methods or any medication to avoid and abortion. I knew Margaret Sanger was a famous nurse who devoted her life to legalizing birth control and making it universally for women. Especially, she created birth control pill for contraception use for women. Therefore, I could not accept the way she did for birth control.
To what extent were changing attitudes in British society the major reason why some women received the vote in 1918? In the middle of the C19th, women were seen as equivalent to their children in the eyes of the law and ruling men. As a result, they were denied the vote in 1867 and 1884 even as more men were enfranchised. However, by 1918 some women had gained the right to vote in national elections, an issue that was partly due to attitudes towards women having been changed drastically throughout the period.
Six well-bred women stood before a judge in the Washington D.C. police court on June 27, 1917. Not thieves, not drunks, not prostitutes, like the usual attendants there. They included a university student, an author of nursing books, a prominent campaign organizer, and 2 former school teachers. All were educated accomplished and unacquainted with criminal activity, but on that day they stood in a court of law with their alleged offense, “Obstructing traffic”. What they had actually done was stand quietly in front of the White House holding banners, urging president Woodrow Wilson to add one sentence to the constitution: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any account of sex”.
Lauren Liveringhouse Block 3 Women’s Suffrage Paper Introduction/Thesis “The day may be approaching when the whole world will recognize woman as the equal of man.” (Susan B. Anthony Quotes). The day will finally come for women, but it did not happen overnight, it happened over time. Women’s suffrage is the right for women to vote in elections. Women’s rights were not officially granted to them until the year of 1920.