One of the first women to argue that women acquired all rights that Locke had granted to men, including education and participation in political life, was Mary Wollstonecraft, an English writer. Numerous French women assumed that they would achieve equal rights after the revolution. However, it did not bring the right to vote or contribute in public affairs. Since the gender roles did not change much at then end of the revolution, social reformers pressed for women's rights in Europe and North America. Americans like Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony in the United States decided to focus their energy the right to vote, also recognized as suffrage.
Women are citizens of the United States who are governed, yet they have no say in their government. The very Constitution declares that when a government no longer has the safety and rights of their people in mind, then the people should take it upon themselves to abolish it, but women did not have a vote to exercise this right. Similarly, in their article, “Teaching the New Departure: The United States vs. Susan B. Anthony” Kathi Kern and Linda Levstik state,“For Anthony and hundreds of other women in the early years of Reconstruction, “taking” their freedom meant exacting their rights at the point where citizenship was “produced”: the polling booth” (Kern and Levstik 123). Voting was and is an essential part of citizenship in the United
First woman to serve in Congress, Jeannette Rankin, stated “How shall we explain to them the meaning of democracy if the same Congress that voted to make the world safe for democracy refuses to give this small measure of democracy to the women of our country.” The 19th amendment was a major step for women’s rights in America. Many years of hardships led up to the breakthrough that serves as a reminder to all those who fought for their rights. There were many key people and organizations that fought for the woman’s suffrage movement. They took part in protest, strikes, and conventions for the right to vote. The rise of woman’s suffrage started to kick off in 1800’s.
Throughout history, women were always treated unfairly and were only allowed to have a career as a housewife. Since then, women have tried to make a difference in society to show that they are equal as men. This started when women were given the right to vote with the nineteenth amendment in the Bill of Rights. This was the first step to changing how society would view women in the future. They have also shown this through World War II by taking their husband jobs as their husband went to war.
However, these campaigns became increasingly militant and in 1903 Emmeline Pankhurst formed the Women’s Social and Political Union(WSPU). While the WSPU’s use of violence and anti-social behaviour was widely disapproved of, the ‘Suffragette Movement’ attracted interest and involvement from women throughout Britain. One such woman involved was Lady Constance Lytton, a high-ranking member of the British aristocracy. The position of her father, Robert Bulwer Lytton, an Earl and Viceroy of India from 1876-1880, afforded Lytton the social status necessary to highlight the problems within the penal system in Britain, promote the Suffragette Movement. This essay will examine how Lytton became an activist for the rights of women.
Education leads to civil and political rights, which further equal the rights men have in comparison to women. If women aren 't educated, they won 't get respectable jobs, and would hold jobs that are seen as "traditional" and a "women 's job," like cleaning. A present-today advocate for women 's education is Malala Yousufzai. She got shot in the head by the Taliban because she advocated for women 's rights to education. It 's both refreshing to know that we have strong female advocates that are fighting for the rights of millions of women, but also disturbing that we are still fighting for those same rights over 200 years apart.
By the beginning of the twentieth century, the suffragette movement began to break out in all over the world due to European and American influence. Women in Latin America were suppressed, and they had enough of it. They sought greater personal freedom, opportunities, and equal rights between both sexes. In this essay, I argue that women in Latin America did not have any rights, which made them sympathetic and want to follow women suffrage ideas from the United States and Europe that was already happening. The Suffragette movement
Stoker believed that the movement would lead to a spread of chaos and evil, and the disintegration of families. Instead, he thought that woman should stay true to the Victorian ideals of chastity and piety. Despite his wishes, over time, women began to gain more and more freedoms, including the right to vote. In current day society, women are seen equal to men on almost every level. However, instances of systemic oppression and inequality against women still exist today, and the fight for those freedoms must continue going
Declaration of the Rights of Woman and the Female Citizen, Gouges states that the Declaration of Rights of Man and Citizen are not being applied to women. She demands voting rights for women, a national assembly of women, stresses that men must yield rights to women, and emphasizes women's education. She had to pay a heavy price for her demands. She was guillotined. In 1792 Mary Wollstonecraft published her book A Vindication of the Rights of Woman.
Olympe de Gouges wrote her Declaration of the Rights of Woman and the Female Citizen after the French Constitution, which was to address equal rights, completely obliterated women. But since late 18th century a lot has change. Even though there were some fighting for equality, feminism was barely nonexistent as women just started to think about their rights as individuals. And what fighting for equality meant at that time, it certainly has a different meaning in the 21st century.