On April 2, 1917, she became the first female member of Congress. Because of this triumph she became one of the most well-known women in the United States as a symbol of gender equality. Rankin becoming a congresswoman is even more impressive when considering most women in the United States did not even have the right to vote at this time. Rankin’s brother, Wellington, was instrumental in her campaigns success as he was the main funder and manager. Also significant to her becoming the first congresswoman of the United States is her work on the women’s suffrage movement in Montana.
On January 11 1885, a beautiful young girl named Alice Paul was born. Her mother Tacie Paul was one of the first women to attend college. Tacie would have finished but she dropped out and she spent her final year marrying William Paul. William Paul is Alice’s father who is a successful business and community man. Alice loves to read and remembers going to suffrage meetings with her mother when she was young.
In 1911 ladies acquired whole and equivalent “access to education, public grants and public office” (Gender Equality In). In 1917 ladies picked up the same rights as men with respect to their kids and in 1921 another marriage law verged on guaranteeing measure up to rights for ladies and men in their relational unions. Taking after the achievement of ladies' entrance into nearby decisions, ladies beyond 40 years old picked up the same rights in national races in 1915, and in 1920 all ladies did. In 1922 the first lady, Ingibjörg H. Bjarnason, was chosen to parliament. Ladies' gathering's commitment and impact on social issues kept on developing.
Stanton’s upbringing played a major role in her participation in the woman’s rights and suffrage movements. She was the daughter of a wealthy family that afforded her the opportunity of a great education, which included practical law skills from her father (National Parks Service, n.d.). Equipped with knowledge, Stanton became one of the most well known voices of woman suffrage and helped to create the First Women’s Rights Convention in 1848 (National Parks Service, n.d.). Her main goal was a “broader, more radical vision of complete gender equality,” (Hogan, 2006, p.1). Stanton continuously strived to make women seen as equals to men in all aspects of life.
She at first presents this argument to the people that attended the convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. This speech slowly spread to the rest of the United states and she became one of the reasons child labor was restricted. Many people saw her as a great hero for helping the children that were working. Kelley presents all three rhetorical strategies: ethos, logos, and pathos. Ethos refers to the ethics and beliefs one has for the topic presented.
The event that really kick started the movement was in 1903 when Emmeline Pankhurst and her daughter founded the Women’s Social and Political Union, also known as the WSPU (“The Women’s Suffrage Movement”). With this, many other groups started to form and branched out throughout the whole country. At this time women in America were going against ‘The Cult of True Womanhood’, which was the idea that you were a “true” woman only if you were a helpful wife, did chores around the house and other family related things (“The Fight for Women’s Suffrage”). Lastly, with different groups forming and women going against ‘The Cult of True Womanhood’, it put together a new outlook of what it meant to be a woman in the United
Edith Cowan (nee Brown) was the first woman elected to the Australian parliament. She defined a generation of female parliamentarians and cleared the way for the hundreds of women who followed. Born in 1861 in Western Australia, she grew up in the country. She lived a challenging childhood, with her mother dying when she was seven during childbirth, and several years later shooting and killing his second wife, whose murder he was subsequently hanged for. She and her sister attended a boarding school in Perth.
Horatio Alger was born in 1832 in Chelsea, Massachusetts and lived until 1899 where died in Natick, Massachusetts. Alger was born into a regular sized family with two brothers and a sister, Olivia Augusta Cheney, who was a well-known woman in her prime. She advocated for the rights of women in their time where women were only supposed to stay home and be perfect homemakers. She wanted more than that, and she spoke about it. She gave very good motivational speeches, and was a popular feminist who helped the woman’s’ rights movement.
Florence Aby Blachfield affected WWII by tending to the wounded and fighting to have the same pay as her male co-workers. She had a significant impact on the war for many women. Florence Blanchfield daughter of Joseph and Mary Anderson Blanchfield, was born on April 1, 1889 in Shepherds town, Virginia where she was one of eight children. When Florence was smaller she attended Walnut Springs Public Schools in VA before attending Granda Institute Boarding School. She took secretarial courses in Pittsburgh, then transferred to medicine by enrolling at the South Side Training School for Nurses and graduated in 1906.
One of the most well-known entertainers of the world, Beyoncé, is part of the best singers in the music industry. She is, somehow, considered to be a great example of the Feminist movements for showing off the talents of the femininity. The Feminist Movement started in the 1840’s, but it didn’t really expand until the 1960’s after Betty Friedan’s book The Feminine Mystique was published. In that book, Betty encourages women to change the way society view them as the ideal employment for them is to stay at home mom and wife voice their opinions and fight for equality of the sexes. Feminism, in fact, is groups that fight for women’s right and equality between the sexes.