In contrast with the previous decade, when women have just begun to stand up for their rights, the following period was not much of a favorable. As the 1930’s began with the depression, millions of American citizens, among them women were homeless and hungry. Some of them, avoided the stark deprivation, however still struggled to get by - “We didn’t go hungry, but we lived lean.” – as people often said during those hard times. Women received a clear message from the media – as getting a job was enormously hard, and so was its keeping, they were supposed to stay at home, not in the workplace. Female individuals, who had a job, were viewed as stealing it from men.
Finally, what’s even more incredible than the struggles Hollis faces in the book, is the way it ends! The book Pictures of Hollis Woods has a feel-good ending. This is because out of all of the hard struggles Hollis faces her life ends up working out for her. An example is, in the start of the book nobody wants Hollis, but towards the ending several people want her. According to GoodReads.com, readers wanted the story to end the way it did.
Cochran Mills was named after her father who was a wealthy businessman, and she was often called “Pink” because her mother almost always dressed her in that color. Later, she added an “e” to the end of her last name for elegance. Nellie became a professional muckraker and was a widely read female stunt reporter. She married Robert Livingston Seaman in 1895, and retired from journalism. Unfortunately, she died on January 27, 1922 in New York, New York from pneumonia after a life abundant with conquering hardships and tenacity.
She was a smart woman and her cousin was scared that she will not marry because “men don’t like smart woman.” they had 3 daughters. Wilson relied on Ellen for decision making a lot of the time. In 1907, Wilson broke Ellen’s heart when he cheated with Bermuda on a restorative trip. But they were still together and moved on.
However, many women were very inexperienced when they first started. According to the BBC article, “World War One: The many battles faced by WW1’s nurses,” “Thousands of young women from middle-class homes with little experience of domestic work, not much relevant education and total ignorance of male bodies, volunteered and found themselves pitched into military hospitals.” (S2) In other words, not all of the heroic nurses we hear about were very experienced at first. Most had to learn very quickly because of the enormous number of soldiers that needed to be tended to. Another quote from the same article is, “The image and the conspicuous Red Cross uniforms were romantic but the work itself exhausting, unending and sometimes disgusting.” (S2) This quote shows the reality of being a nurse in WW1. It wasn’t all fun and games.
Margaret Sanger produced the first birth control pill, arguably the most salient innovation for women’s reproductive rights in the 20th century. At seventy, Sanger had spent decades fighting for women’s rights and had made several valuable contributions, but she was still frustrated with a lack of effective birth control in America. (Eig 30). In 1959, she employed the scientific knowledge of Gregory Pincus to produce the world’s first oral birth control drug. (The Pill”).
Previously Kat had lived in extreme pain for over fifteen years, she expected that something was wrong, however, the doctors that were treating Kat did not order an ultrasound and attributed her pain to her menstrual cycle. Uterine fibroids (UF), per Martin-Merino, Wallander, Andersson, Soriano-Gabarró and Rodriguez (2016), are the most common non-cancerous tumor found in women. Martin-Merino et. al. (2016)
I 'm surprised that as much work that is put into the family inside and outside of the home, women still were not seen as good enough. " 'In fact sometimes as soon as I would get home, he would go out... to hang out with his friends and, I found out later, he had other women" ' (Collins 27). It actually broke my heart to read about this sentence. The woman, Gloria Vaz, was an African-American mother with four children, lived in Brooklyn and yeah from nine to five. On top of that work schedule her husband still expected to come home and do the chores that were expected of someone who did not work.
This shows perseverance because she tried everything in order to get women to vote even though most of her ideas did not work. Another example in Susan B. Anthony Dares to Vote that shows perseverance is that Susan has been working on making women vote for more than 60 years. That shows perseverance because even though she has never found success throughout the 60 years she still kept on trying and trying and she never gave up.
Known as the “Moses of her people,” this woman was mainly known for her assistance in leading hundreds of slaves on the Underground Railroad from Maryland to Pennsylvania. However, unlike the previous Abolitionist women mentioned above, Christianity, its beliefs, and spiritual practices were nonetheless vital resources upon which Tubman and her family drew for psychological revival. Harriet was disabled due to her head injury that happened in her teens when, her master threw an iron rod at her head. Later on, Tubman got married to her first husband Joseph Tubman but, remained childless. Later on in life, after many attempts to be free Tubman finally escaped in 1849.