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.
Clarissa Harlowe Barton was an important woman figure in the time of the Civil War. She was every soldiers’ angel in their time of suffering. She was even given the nickname “Angel of the Battlefield”, but let’s start off with getting to know Clara a little bit more before I tell you about how great she was. Clara was born on December 25, 1821, in Oxford, Massachusetts. Not only was Clara born on a great holiday, but she also founded the American Red Cross.
To begin with, Emily Murphy is the most important woman in Canada as tha action she took to fight for the rights of women positively shaped and influenced Canada to be a superior and improved country given that she was the female magistrate who was part of the persons act and she passed the Dower Act. First of all, in an era where no such thing could have ever been dreamt of, Emily Murphy battled long to combat the discrimination of women by winning the Person's Case which thus influenced women across the nation to deem themselves valuable and able to influence Canada's prosperity. Emily Murphy struck waves amongst Canadian women with triumph in regards to the Persons Case. For instance, according to the Library and Archives of Canada, "Cairine Reay Mackay Wilson had the honour of being appointed Canada's first woman
Florence Kelley delivered a speech to the National American Woman Suffrage Association regarding the argument that child labor should be stopped. She presented very good arguments and persuaded many people to follow what she was arguing about. She used many different rhetorical strategies and she organized and analyzed her speech to perfect what she was going to say. The purpose of this argument was to convince the government to enforce laws that restrict child labor and benefit woman in an increase to improve working conditions.
Emily Murphy once said, “I believe that never was a country better adapted to produce a great race of women than this Canada of ours, nor a race of women better adapted to make a great country.” Emily Murphy was born March 14, 1868 and died October 27, 1933. She grew up in a prominent legal family, where her uncle was a senator, her brother a lawyer, and her other uncle and brother members of the Supreme Court. Ogle R. Gorwan, Murphy’s maternal grandfather, founded the first Orange Order in Canada. Most likely, she was influenced by her family to pursue a career dealing with politics and law.
Women were slowly gaining their respect through one heroic hero named Amelia Earhart. Amelia was one of the best known American women in the 20th century through her bravery and standing up for what she believed in. She changed the belief that women cannot fly their own planes. Later in life, Amelia proved the world wrong by becoming the first women to fly across the Atlantic Ocean.
A line that struck me was “I’m tearing down your brooder house // ‘Cause now I’ve got the pill”. This spoke volumes to me about the empowerment that women felt after birth control became accessible to them. Conducting background research on the history of and initial responses to birth control helped me to better understand the story behind the song. I was able to pick up on the emotions in the lyrics more easily as well. It is quite evident that “The Pill” was a landmark work sung by Loretta Lynn that impacted women and feminism in a multitude of ways, paving the way for other women’s rights activists in the 1970’s and even still
Ford goes on to discuss the scrutiny that Wollstonecraft faced during the 1970’s. After the 1970’s, Wollstonecraft was reappraised with the second wave in 1994. Susan Gubar and others accepted Wollstonecraft as a vital source as the founder of feminism. With Wollstonecraft’s work “Vindications of the Rights of Woman,” explained as “the founding feminist text in English.” In his 16 page excerpt of Wollstonecraft, he goes over the scrutinies, the appraisals and the great work that was written over the years.
My family has very weird relations. My mom and dad meet in Rapid, SD and before I was born my mom was married to someone else and had a son named Logan baker, they got divorced and I really never met Logan’s dad. He lived in Murdo and was born there also.
Jane Addams life as a child was not easy, she had a congenital spinal defect which led to her never being physically strong and her father who served for sixteen years as a state senator and fought as an officer in the Civil War always showed that his thoughts of women were that they were weak, and especially her with her condition. But besides that she lived a very privileged life since her father had many famous friends like the president Abraham Lincoln. Jane was determined to get a good education which she ended up getting. She went to Rockford sanitary for women which is now called Rockford University and she also studied to be a doctor but had to quit because she was hospitalised too many times. Being sick affected her life very much so when she got older she remedied her spinal defect with surgery.
Lucy Burn was a strong dedicated woman that stood up for what she believed in . She was born in brooklyn on july 28 1879. (Source#1) She was the kind of woman that did thing that she knew were wrong but for the right reasons . Did you ever know that something's wrong
Imagine being trapped in a damp, dark, cage as a form of punishment for something that seems completely out of your grasp. Prisons were understaffed and as barbaric as it gets the people charged with crimes were whipped. The primary cause for their creation was to keep the crooks from harming any people right? Everyone in solitary confinement is treated the same way but not everyone came for the same reason. In fact, mentally ill people were considered to be harsh maniacs which did not receive treatment for a long time.
“it's a woman’s right to control her own destiny, to be able to make choices without the Big Brother state telling her what she and cannot do” (Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg). Women have fought for their entire lives for equal rights which for some apparent reasons have not been acknowledged. Roe vs. Wade had changed the outlook on the United States and on a woman’s rights to her own body. Roe vs. Wade goes back to 1973 which was between a women who had an unplanned surgery in Texas who wanted to make abortions legal. Norma Leah McCorvey, better known as “Jane Roe” was the plaintiff in this case, after her case the U.S Supreme Court had ruled that state laws banning abortion are unconstitutional.
ability to improve their status within the country which then created the chance for Agnes Macphail to become a fearless politician that had the courage to stand her ground not only as a women but for all women keeping touch with her goals, which helped those she represented. Agnes Macphail worked all her life for women's equality, and by her own example she inspired other women. Emily Murphy, another important suffragist and reformer, created a lot of movements for women’s rights after the First World War. Her determined activism of social welfare for women and children allowed Emily to earn respect across the country. In 1916 she became the first female magistrate in Canada and was victorious in persuading the Alberta legislature to pass the Dower Act, allowing women the legal right to one third of her husband’s property.