Since the 1800’s till this day Women’s Rights has been a controversial topic. For many years powerful and non powerful women have struggled to prove that women’s rights are human rights. Women’s rights are the effort to secure equal rights for women around the world and to have equality and remove gender discrimination. Related issues to women’s rights include or have included the right to vote, to work, work pay, birth control, to hold public office, to own property, to serve in the military, to have parental rights, and many more. Susan B. Anthony was a feminist and a leader to the women’s suffrage movement in the late 1800s.
Impact of Elizabeth Cady Stanton in Women Rights and Suffrage Movement Women rights for some time were violated with men being preferred in all endeavors to women. This led to the formation of women movements made of human rights activists especially those of women. The rights movements’ history in the united states dates back in the 1840s when women started championing for their rights. Women suffrage (otherwise called women's entitlement to vote) is the privilege of women to vote in decisions. 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.
Mott was a strong women’s rights activist and abolitionist. She believed that black and white men and women were all equal. Mott has said, “The world has never let seen a truly great and virtuous nation because in the degradation of women the very foundations of life are poisoned at the source.”(BrainyQuote). In this quote she is showing how she believes how much better the world can be with women involved. Mott had extreme views on slavery and because of this she was persecuted.
Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton both are leading women’s rights activists during their time; their work influenced the American Peoples’ view on women. They founded one of the earliest pro-women’s rights movements in the country, which was essential in spreading feminism throughout America. Their lifelong battle against inequality to combat slavery and promote feminism through literary works like; 'The Revolution' and the Declaration of Sentiments speeches, succeeded after their death when women got the right to vote. Their efforts in promoting women’s rights to the American people would later be a part of their many foundations such as; National American Women Suffrage Association, and the American Equal Rights
The purpose of Elizabeth Cady Stanton speech was to bring attention to women’s suffrage. Throughout her speech she deliberately speaks about the political and social norms that were excluding women in 1868. Stanton begins her speech by saying that men were over privileged and often times downgraded women. She also urges a sixteenth amendment. When Stanton says “I urge a sixteenth amendment”, she means that she wants to evoke a new amendment, stating women’s rights, including voting rights.
Who was Elizabeth Cady Stanton? Stanton was a radical reformer for women's rights, many people may not know who she was or what significance she held for women today. In the book, Elizabeth Cady Stanton: A Radical for Women’s Rights by Lois W. Banner, the reader gets to learn more about her, her family and what her importance was from 1815 to 1902. Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born on November 12, 1815 in Johnstown, New York. She was born to a lawyer that had no problem expressing favoritism toward his son and a mother who was sweet and taught her children to follow their dreams.
Suffragettes, wanting the rights of woman to be recognized, recognized the rights that were being given to former slaves and made the case that it was now their time to receive their rights. Several suffragettes such as Susan B. Anthony fought hard to convince the American government to grant woman the right to vote. Anthony presented that "as then, the slaves who got their freedom must take it...through unjust forms of law, precisely so, now, must woman, to get their right to a voice in this government" (document 4). Suffragettes often compared themselves to slaves in relation to the rights that had been stripped from both groups of people. As a result of the civil war suffragettes became more persistent in their pursuit of Liberty and in their relationship with the American
Slaves, blacks and women played a very important role in the abolition movement. The goal of the abolitionist movement was the immediate emancipation of all slaves and the end of racial discrimination and segregation. Women role will still be low under slaves depending on race. If its a white woman she has more power than black slaves this include female slaves and white male has more power. When the American gave the slave their rights women were still consider low under male even for a black make this also include black women as well.
However, despite their aggressive action for reform, women were frequently hindered as their rights were stripped and their positions were taken for granted. African American women were bound to the institution of slavery, which continued to prevail as a prominent condition of society as the colonies entered the Civil War. Married white women were bound to their husbands by colonial law; their treatment was more humane than African American women, but their rights were still limited by the system. Between the 18th century and the 19th century, the ideology of American womanhood experienced changes which would become crucial to the founding and expansion of the Women’s Rights Movement beginning in 1848.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton is known nationwide as being one of the most active fighters for women’s rights in the United States. She served as a social activist and was one of the original women to lead the women’s suffrage movement in the United States. She also authored many books and articles that dealt with providing equality for women. She helped organize and participated in the first ever women’s rights convention in 1848 and with the help of her good friend Susan B. Anthony, established the National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA) . Elizabeth, together with Susan, helped pave the way to the passage of the 19th amendment of the Constitution, which gave women the right to vote, that was adopted many years after her
Elizabeth Cady Stanton was a very confident, determined, and fearless woman. While many people opposed equal rights for women and abolishing slavery, she supported these things. (11) Her being a woman who was also an abolitionist and women’s rights activist in the 19th century was a dangerous and frustrating task. However, she continued to try and make a difference in society by fighting for these changes. Clearly, Elizabeth Stanton had to be confident to speak to crowds and to publish books with very bold ideas that supported women.
Daughters of an affluent slave owner in Charleston South Carolina, they began by speaking to female audiences. Soon after, they were giving speeches to men and women. These speeches created controversy everywhere the Grimke sisters went. In 1837 in Massachusetts, an association of the state’s most popular Congregational church issued a statement condemning any women “who so far forget themselves as to itinerate in the character of public lecturers and teachers.” Attacks made against them spurred the Grimke’s to make the equality of women a more important part of their message. They began to write and speak about women’s rights as well as abolitionism, a decision which would soon help to split the abolition movement.
Women played a major role in WWII which lead on to one of the greatest social movements in history. Betty Freidan was an important pioneer of feminism and played a critical part to women’s right movements or also know as "the mother of the modern feminist movement.” Freidan was born on February 4, 1921, in Peoria, Illinois. Freidan excelled at Smith college in 1942, graduating with a bachelor’s degree psychology. Friedan became an activist while at Smith College, reeling at injustices through the power of her writing in regard to causes such as labor reform, academic freedom, and political issues leading to World War II(Terry 2). After spending some time in California, Freidan relocated her self to New York in the mid 1940’s where she found
In early 19th century America, Antebellum reforms grew and spread across America attempting to bring democratic ideals to all parts of the American society, in giving equality to women, rehabilitating drunkards, and freeing blacks from slavery in the eyes of the whites and the blacks. Woman in Antebellum America wanted suffrage and equal opportunities in education and employment with men. Many wives and church members sought to convert and reform drunkards from their sinful drinking. The white abolitionist proclaimed equal rights for blacks, however, they wanted to limit the expansion of black rights to only abolishing slavery. The black abolitionist strived for the ultimate goal of freedom and equality for all blacks in America.