The setbacks began during the American Civil War. The movement had lost momentum due to women turning their attention to help in any way they could with conflicts between the states due to the war. After the war was over there was yet another setback for women. At this time the issue of voting rights for black men was arising and became the focus of the society. This came in between the women’s rights movement.
The seemingly endless battle for civil rights was one fought long and hard and during the 20th century a time of fruition occurred that allowed for concrete and tangible progress though the efforts of many, including key black intellectual revolutionaries. The call to freedom, and the fight for civil liberties to be bestowed upon people of color, who for hundreds of years were perceived as subordinate was happening. Change was fought through self-determination, and a burgeoning of powerful ideologies that laid the foundation for movement to be made. The admirable actions of women have been slighted, as they are almost non-existent in the pages of our history books. The contributions of the civil right movement have many a time excluded the contributions of prominent African American woman who tirelessly fought.
The fight for women’s suffrage officially began at the Seneca Falls Women’s Rights Convention in 1848, and continued for over seventy-two years before it was achieved. Their dispute with the government lead to them gaining more rights including having an ability to vote and work other jobs. Under all the fun and excitement simmered social unrest due to racial hostility, lack of housing, and unemployment. However, the Blacks did receive more opportunities in the arts. This decade promised the African Americans hope, even though there was still so much racial
“This movement was far from unified, however; strife and division often arose as activists faced the difficulties of meeting the diverse needs and priorities of the women of America” (Andreas et al. ).The WRM did start in the 1800’s which is long before Trifles came out, but the movement lasted until the twentieth century. Through the WRM, Trifles is able to suggest that Glaspell lives in a society of women gaining the ability to protect each other and themselves by fighting for their freedom and rights. Despite the stereotypes and restrictions placed on women based on their gender, they still united as one to gain equality. Trifles came out in the twentieth century and the story illustrates an abusive emotional relationship between a married couple to which Mrs. Wright becomes a suspect in killing Mr. Wright.
During the Progressive era women had to endure a lot of suffering due to poor living conditions, illness, earning wages no matter what age or race they were. Women activists decided it was time to start speaking out and protesting to receive more equality in society. Different groups of activists, made up of women, fought for women’s rights socially, economically, and politically. Some activists were better known for women’s sexuality. Jane Addams was one of the first women activists who fought for equal wages for women.
The 19th amendment guaranteed voting rights to all American citizens. This amendment prohibits any American citizen from being denied the right to vote on the basis of gender. It is one of the biggest accomplishments from the women’s rights movement in the United States. The women’s rights movement had been a long and difficult road to gain equality. The women of this movement were fighting for something they believed they deserve.
Susan B. Anthony led the women’s suffrage movement, a movement that impacted the lives of American women forever. Although Susan B. Anthony participated in other movements, such as the temperance movement and the abolitionist movement, but she mainly focused on women’s rights. As a member of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, she was determined to bring American women their rights. To accomplish her goal of gaining full citizenship for women, she attempted to vote on Election Day, and then suffered the consequence of being arrested. However, this incident did not stop Anthony from achieving her goal.
In Iron Jawed Angels I was able to more deeply explore the complications and conflicts that women have faced to be seen as equals. Alice Paul and Lucy Burns overcome great obstacles to complete their most passionate goal. Their goal was to help women gain independence and acquire the right to vote in a male dominated society. Gender was and still is today a very controversial term. Woman’s suffrage was and still is today a huge issue in the world.
The issue of women’s rights and how different societies and cultures deal with it had been on the table for many centuries. In the United States of America during the 1800s, women began to move toward and demand getting equal rights as men, they decided to speak up and fight for their stolen rights. In the 1960s, continued working toward their goal, women broadened their activities through the women’s rights movement which aimed to help them in gaining their right to receive education, occupy the same jobs that were once titled only for men, and get an access to leadership positions. The women’s rights movement has a great impact on women today, although it started a long time ago, but it did not stop and women are reaping their fruit today,
For many years women in particular had to fight for gender equality which is still something we fight for today. In the late 1800s and early 1900s women came together to end one of the most controversial issues of that time; voting. Some prominent women figures that are known today helped shape women of our generation by helping this cause. With the passing of the 19 amendment (women suffrage) it led to dramatic changes in the political and economic systems. At this time men believed women belonged in the kitchen, but with the laws now changing it started to turn things around.