Taylor Mill argued that there should be no laws over marriage and that women should retain all rights to their children in case of divorce. She wrote the highly influential essay titled Enfranchisement of Women she argues that Women and Men should generally be considered as equal, this seems like a generally obvious statement compared to the ones from bell hooks, but this was the early 1800’s a time when feminism was just developing as an ideology .Her ideas were significantly more radical than those of most feminist at the time and even more radical than those of her husband. This perhaps due to her background of a relatively middle to high class women. Bell hooks would argue that she could develop these radical ideas because she could hide behind the success of her
Today, millions of women can implement their rights to vote in all elections in the united states of America, but this (rights) did not come easily to those women who sacrifice their lives to make this happen. In the speech “Address to Congress on Women’s Suffrage”, Catt delivered her message for women’s right from a firsthand account of what she had experienced as a woman living in the United States of America in the 19th century. She advocated for the rights of women to vote because she believes in equal rights and justice for all citizens. The speech was very successful because of the use of ethos, pathos, and logos. The purpose of the speech was to pressure Congress into passing a legislation that would give women the right to vote in the United States of America.
Emmeline Pankhurst was a British political activist and a leader of the British suffrage movement; a movement that helped women win the right to vote. Since 1848 women wanted to recognize their own rights and started the Women 's Rights Movement. The movement was protesting against the fact that women were not afforded the same rights as men. Since women were excluded from the political government, they pressured the government to grant them political rights. As part of the movement, in 1913, Pankhurst carried her appeal to the United States, where she delivered her famous speech Why Are We Militant.
Late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries had started off all the waves, and giving women the rights they had deserved. The goal of the wave had been to “open up opportunities” (1). The way that they had planned on doing that was to focus on the women suffrage. During this time getting women the rights to vote were a big deal. Un-ladylike was used as a different term back then.
Women right activist groups today, however, are very politically alienated as compared to the 1960s. Feminists emphasized, and continue to emphasize, that gender roles are social constructions that amount to a system of oppression. Feminists argued for equality, both political and social, for women, as well as fundamental changes in their roles in the home. The questions raised about gender also paved the way for entirely new movements, such as the movement for gay rights. Some of the issues taking frontline in discussions for women rights in mainstream Western societies today include reproductive rights, pay equality, and equality of educational
When we go back to 19th century that was the time when it was witnessed that the male suffrage was prevailing in a number of countries and women suffrage was not there and somehow it ignited a spark among women to fight for themselves and for their rights so that they could be treated as humans and not as animals. In the year 1893, women were able to achieve equal voting rights at national level in New Zealand. The same pattern was followed in Australia in 1902. However, in America, England and Canada women could achieve same voting rights only after the First World War ended. Then came into being the famous movement called The Suffrage Movement during which the women fought for their equal voting rights which all men were enjoying at that time because they were of the view that they were a part of the society too and they deserve all the rights to elect their representatives.
Universal suffrage in the United States and England was realized at two different intervals: the United States in 1920 and England in 1928. Their self-proclaimed leaders, Emmeline Pankhurst and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, both shared similar goals for female equality yet each differed ideologically on the specific rights women were to obtain and how they were to make use of such rights. This is best expressed in three documents: “Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions” (1848) and “The Solitude of Self” (1892) both by Stanton, and the Suffrage Speech at the Old Bailey (1912) given by Pankhurst. While Pankhurst was militant in her push for the English parliament (and public) to be more open to the discussion of women’s rights. Stanton was more
Freedom meant political representation and access to political decision-making. By achieving the right to vote, women became able to get rid of corrupt leaders, develop new legislation to eliminate discriminatory laws and elect trustworthy political leaders who share similar interests. For African American women, freedom meant the abolition of slavery and segregation. They were denied access to certain jobs and faced several obstacles in their struggle for equality. In conclusion, the political action of women in the progressive era played a key role in the fight for democracy and freedom.
These women’s primary concern was equality in French marriage and divorce law. The most dramatic political contribution from a women during the French revolution was from Marie Gouze, who wrote Declaration of The Rights of Women a play on Declaration of the Rights of Men and Citizens. In her work, Gouze mentioned that women were excluded of the Declaration of the Rights of Men and Citizens, which unfortunately led to her death in 1793. Women did not receive full rights during the French Revolution, because officials deemed the idea to be bizarre. In light of this women continued to push for equality and take part in the revolution.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton wanted to change the rights of the female population. In her Declaration of Sentiments, she wrote of the many faults in society and government that considered men were the superior to women. Sijourner Truth declared she too was a woman, in her writing, Ar’nt I