“She proposed that the Declaration of Sentiments demand suffrage for women. All other resolutions passed unanimously. But only a bare majority voted for suffrage.” (Banner 42) However, there were some negative points. For example, in Cady Stanton’s childhood, gender expectations were very flagrant.” Margaret Livingston Cady carefully trained her daughters in the genteel domestic arts appropriate to future wives of the gentry.” (Banner
There are many leading figures who took a stand for women's rights, Alice Paul is one of them. During the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, women had very little rights and Alice Paul wanted to change that. Alice was taught at a young age that women and men should be equal. Paul decided that she wanted to make this a reality. In 1912,Paul became a member of the National American Woman Suffrage Association.
Sarah believed that all women should have an opportunity to pursue their own careers and dreams. According to Carol Berkin, “the Grimke sisters were among the first abolitionists to recognize the importance of woman's rights and to speak and write about the cause of female equality.” Sarah fought against gender inequalities by making speeches in front of audiences. She encouraged women to speak their minds. Sarah said, “we began using proportions of our lectures to defend our right to speak. ‘What we claim for ourselves we claim for every woman!’” (Kidd 331).
Constrained rights to cast votes were first obtained by women in western states of the United States, Sweden, Iceland and Finland in the late 19th century. Associations both at national and global levels were framed to arrange endeavors to get their rights of casting votes, in particular the International Woman Suffrage Alliance which was formed in 1904, and also worked towards a realizing an equal society where women would get same treatment as men. The women wanted to have a say in the government that they believed they greatly supported through
Susan B. Anthony a famous women activist once said “The day may be approaching when the whole world with recognize women as the equal of men. “ The changing role of women was a result of the work they did during the war. In 1920, all women were given the right to vote. Divorce was made easier and they doubled due to women not willing to deal with their bad husbands. Women stopped doing what men wanted them do and started doing what they wanted, getting more rights and their own voices.
Personally, I think the film’s message is based in the idea of that women should have the same rights as men. Feminism, which is the theory of the political, economical, and social equality of women, is shown in the movie. Alice Paul and all the members of the National Woman 's Party, and also the National American Woman 's Suffrage Association, wanted political equality and to have the right to vote, in order to exercise their full citizenship. Men made all the decisions, because they were the only people holding positions of power, and even more, the only available to vote. Women have no say or matter, not even in their house, because men controlled the expenses.
Jeremy Bentham’s Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation, published in 1781, he gave examples of female rulers to prove that women do not have inferior minds and condemned the practice of denying women rights based on that logic (Williford, 167). A year before The Vindication of the Rights of Women, the Frenchwoman Olympe de Gouges wrote The Declaration of the Rights of Women and of the Female Citizen, which was a response to and critique of The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen published two years before. De Gouges asserted that women should have the same rights that all men were being given (Kuiper). Both of these were written before The Vindication of Rights of Women, which was published in 1792. Wollstonecraft, de Gouges, and Bentham, among others, are commonly considered some of the earliest feminists in the movement as we know it
The proposal will be based on Susan B. Anthony, her woman's suffrage movement, and feminism. By reason of, she was the start of something substantial, the beginning of gender equality. Susan B. Anthony was an empowering, vigorous leader. Stanton, Anthony, Stone and Blackwell campaigned tirelessly for women's suffrage, but, “ Found themselves attacked mercilessly by misogynist Republicans who ridiculed women’s claim to full citizenship.” (Evans,123) In an attempt to foil her crusade with charges of “immorality and illegality”, one Republican accused Lucy Stone “and that seed-ward she carries around with her- called Blackwell” of practicing free love” (Evans, 123) As a result of this, Susan B. Anthony broke out of the collaboration with male
Student's Name Professor's Name Course Date Women Voting Rights The speeches delivered by Susan B Anthony and candy Stanton represent a nation that has no universal rules and that which discriminate against women. Anthony and Stanton set up the American equal rights association in 1868 which sought to bring equality for the men and women. The women were instrumental in fighting for the female’s voting rights which took place in 1920 after the 19th amendment to the US constitution. The two great women helped fight for the suffrage of the women in The United States. Anthony's speech reveals the extent of male chauvinism and the degree to which women's role has been relegated to the homes.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal...” --Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1848) Elizabeth Cady Stanton took a stand for women’s rights by helping to organizing the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848 from July 19th to July 20th in Seneca Falls, New York. This was the first women’s rights convention, and in it, the participants discussed this issue and signed the Declaration of Sentiments; a document written by Elizabeth Cady Stanton that proclaimed that “all men and women are created equal”, because they felt that society did not treat them that way. This convention, and the Declaration of Sentiments, helped spur the Women’s Suffrage Movement into action. A Woman’s Role During the 19th century, most of American society’s gender roles were dictated by the Cult of Domesticity, or the Cult of True Womanhood. This was a set of virtues which described the “ideal” or “True” woman - one that “upheld four main principles: piety [being religious], purity [protecting her virginity], submissiveness [dependent on her husband, yet offering him love and affection], and domesticity [doing housework].” To follow
During the time when the poem was written, women were viewed as a property of men. In the poem To the Ladies, Mary Chudleigh wants to reach out to all women to warn them about the institute of marriage. However, women in a society and marriage have changed drastically over years. Chudleigh would favor Blank Space, because in this song Taylor talks about a woman with full control over her image and it also raises femininity at some point. The poet describes the idea of marriage in 18th century and she compares wife and servant as the same throughout the poem.
Some of the 68 women that signed me are Lucretia Mott, and Elizabeth Stanton, and Amy Post also attended the convention. When Elizabeth Stanton, Lucretia Mott created me I was demanding women the right to vote, and that all men and women are equal and that women have to be treated like the others. Elizabeth C. Stanton read me at the Seneca Falls Convention on July 20th, 1848 and was also followed by the passage of 12 resolutions to women’s rights. The only resolution that I called for that did not pass which called for women’s suffrage (the right for women to vote), (which I was mad about). Some of the good resolutions that got passed or resolved are
Elyot’s Defense of Women had some great argument. One of the argument was if women has ability to perform the same task as men then both sexes are equal, then rulings the nation should be equal which created a topic of gender equity. Early European history proves that women didn’t have any value as human beside getting married and having children. There was a time in out history when women weren’t allowed to get education or work out side of house as professional. The argument toward gender equality was the stepping-stone in Elyot’s defense of good women.