Review of Why ERA Failed: Politics, Women’s Rights, and the Amending Process of the Constitution By Mary Frances Berry The struggle for women’s rights has been a long, hard fought battle in American history. The fight for even the most basic of rights, such as the right to vote or control property, often takes decades for a victory to be had. One such initiative that sought a widening of women’s rights was the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) of the 1970s. The ERA sought to put women on equal legal footing as men, and to no ones surprise the movement failed.
In 1912 there was only 9 states that women were aloud to vote. Alice Paul realized she had to do something to increase those number and make every country let women to vote so Alice realized she need to make an amendment to the United States constitution. Alice Paul was the first women to lead the first picket line in front of the White House to get president Wilson to (support) the amendment. After 72 years of striving to achieve the amendment in year 1920 the 19th amendment was passed giving women the right to vote. In 1972 the equal rights was also passed which read, “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.”
Friedrich Nietzsche’s “On the Doctrine of the Feeling of Power” and Nancy Farmer’s novel, The House of the Scorpion, have many different elements in common, whereas they may not appear to be very similar on the surface. In addition, things such as other literature and reality bear relation to the highly applicable philosophies of Friedrich Nietzsche and the concepts of The House of the Scorpion. For instance, The House of the Scorpion and “On the Doctrine of the Feeling of Power” both relate to the idea of the conceiving of power. The dictionary defines power as meaning, “The ability or right to control people or things.”
The 19th Amendment passed in 1920 giving women the right to vote. Women began attending college. The Equal Rights Amendment was proposed by Alice Paul in 1923” (Spivack). The battle for gender equality was at the highest peak that it has ever been. After a seventy-two year battle, woman had gained the right to become voters in the United States of America in 1920 (Roaring Twenties).
Equal Rights “We have talked long enough in this country about equal rights it is time now to write the next chapter- and to write it in the books of laws.” Lyndon B. Johnson. An Equal Right amendment was first passed by women political party in 1923. It didn’t pass and it took four decades for a revival into congress. It seemed like it was going to be passed back in 1971 when it was approved by ⅔ vote from the House of Representatives in October of that year.
What does the word “power” mean? There are many instances where different individuals have tried to define this word, however, no one can exactly put their finger on what the definition really is. This is all due to the fact that the word “power” has a different meaning to each individual person. It is unlikely that two people have the same definition of this word. Power can be considered a struggle between genders due to the fact that one wants to have more control and more authority over the other.
Power is best understood as pursuing freely chosen ends, towards which our actions are oriented and are then commanding the necessary means towards the pursuit of those ends. Power, therefore, is an enabling capacity. The more power one has, the wider is their range of choices that they may realistically pursue (Bauman & May 2001). Bauman & May notes, “To have power, among other things, means to be able to decide what is not important and what should not matter or concern” (120). This definition of power by Zygmunt Bauman and Tim May was chosen because it best relates to the circumstances in The Hunger Games, in which President Coriolanus Snow possesses power over the Capitol and other districts.
Power can be the ability to both demand or request that people do something, and to say how a task should be done or organised. People yearn for qualities that make them feel powerful over the rest of society, aching to be smarter, faster, and stronger than their peers. While trying to be the best, the value of humility is overlooked or forgotten, because it is in our nature to be prideful and in control. What is power? Power is control, and the inclination to act, in either a good or bad manner.
TRA DUONG Power is many things. It is the capability to control people words or action. It is the skill to get what you want. Power is something that can be good and bad, liked or disliked. Racism has been going on for years and in class we have studied the novel Roll of Thunder, Hear my cry by Mildred D. Taylor.
Power is defined as the ability to do something or act in a particular way, and is often associated with strength. When thinking of power, many will immediately picture an army or another large and authoritative force. While strong forces do have power in certain ways, it is not the most significant form of power and may be seen as glorious as well. However, the ability to stand up for those who can’t and to take a lead with compassionate motives is where power can truly be seen. While some may consider power as something that is gained through physical strength and courage, it is really gained by taking initiative to do things for the greater good and being brave enough to stand tall against those that might seem more powerful than you.
Poetry Analysis Once the poem “History Lesson” was written numerous poetry foundations celebrated it for many reasons. “History Lesson” not only makes an impact on literature today it has also impacted people also. This poem inspires people and moves them to the point to where they can find a personal connection to the poem itself and to the writer. Not only does it hold emotional value for those who were victimized and those whose family were victimized by the laws of segregation, but the poem is also celebrated for its complexity. The poem uses many techniques to appeal to the reader.
Hobbess, in Leviathan introduces the concept of power and man’s impatient appetite to achieve it. He exerts that the concept of a power is a man’s present mean to obtain some future good, as a ability to secure well-being for oneself and personal advantage. For Hobbes, power can be anything or everything, a physical ability to do something or taking advantage of your own position in society or anything which you use to gain some personal advantage is power in Hobbes concept. There is no specific definition for it
Foucault’s (1975) conception of power is a common part of this subject. Essentially, power is a relationship between people in which one affects another 's actions. Power differs from force or violence, which affect the body physically. It involves making a free subject do something that he would not have done otherwise: power therefore involves restricting or altering someone 's will.