Those who were considered as general leaders of the Enlightenment years were thought to be very intellectual and were held by most people in the highest regard throughout the colonial society. Some of the more common names spoken back then were of men such as “John Locke, Voltaire, Adam Smith, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison” (Sage, 2013, para. 3). Jean-Jacques Rousseau was another prominent thinker as well. He believed that all “individuals had natural rights to life, liberty, and property, which even a king or pope could not deny” (Schultz, 2010, p. 69).
Carrie Chapman Catt uses a lot of ideas about democracy in her speech that was logical. Catt uses logic to appeal to her audience from the first reason of women suffrage inevitability to the end of the speech. Catt uses the Declaration of independence, which turn out to be the basic rule of government (Catt, 1917). This is because it states that all men (women) are created equal and Catt used that along with the quote from Woodrow Wilson that states “we are fighting for the things which we have always carried nearest to our hearts: for democracy, for the right of those who submit to authority to have a voice in their own government” (Catt, 1917). The logic in Wilson’s quote as it relates to women’s suffrage is if democracy is the right of those who submit to authority to have a voice in their own government than why do women not allow to vote because they too submit to authority as men do.
Margaret Fuller fights for equality in her essay The Great Lawsuit. She discusses the idea that women are equal in every way to men and deserve the rights that men get just by being born male. Fuller’s argument shares a lot of similarities with Emerson’s idea of self-reliance. She discusses the idea of one universal order, and the notion of leaving the past in the past so as to move forward, although Fuller does share some ideas with Emerson, her essay held a different meaning of self-reliance for women than it did for men. Margaret Fuller adopts Emerson’s idea of one universal order, and claims that “if the woman apparelled in flesh, to one master only are they accountable.
Feminism, however, can be defined as: “a concern with action, political or personal, the struggle for equality; valuing the individual, respect for the individual; and having an awareness or consciousness of oppression which may be experienced by women directly or men vicariously through women’s experiences” (Allan, 1993). According to the Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy, the true goal of feminism is not for women to have more power than men, but to eliminate sexism and for society to express equality for everyone (Haslanger & Tuana, 2004). Earlier, feminism and nursing were not interrelated; however, the integration of the ideals of feminism into nursing could change the
“One early state case, Barefield v. Leach (1974), demonstrated that the opportunities and programs for female inmates were clearly inferior to those for male inmates” (Schmalleger & Smykia, 2015, p. 377). Rights were important because people wanted to be treated fairly and women wanted to be offered the same opportunities as men. In this chapter I have learned about Legal
She understands the importance of the document and skillfully plays on the reader’s connection to the document. The Declaration of Independence was the most relevant source on declaring equality and establishing justice. By replicating the Declaration of Independence, she establishes that women were fighting for equality not sameness. In her writing, she discusses women’s lack of rights to education, property, careers, and voting compared to men’s rights: “He has created a false public sentiment by giving to the world a different code of morals for men and women, by which moral delinquencies which exclude women from society…” (Stanton, 2007, p. 59). Stanton finds that Americans have to understand the difference between equality and sameness, in order to properly understand justice.
In order for women to be the doormat that has been given to them in society, they must understand the nature of being complicit to a man, which in fact requires some sort of education and only then can it be appropriate to ask them to do such. This thought continues onto the next sentence where Wollstonecraft again asks a question of “Unless freedom
THe 15th amendment in 1870 extending voting to all men but not to women. Two women Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady STanton, were the leaders of the “Women's Rights Convention” . They thought all men and women are created equal, During this time to win women's right to vote, they used strategies including, marches, pickets, arrests, and hunger strikes. I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my
Mary Wollstonecraft was a philosopher and an advocate that fought for women’s rights, she strived for all sexes to be treated equally and believed that everyone regardless of what sex they were should receive an equal education. There were certain events that inspired Wollstonecraft to stand up for women’s rights. The first event was the writing of the French constitution that denied any rights to women and only granted citizenship to men. The other event was about education where she was inspired to write a book after the report that Charles Maurice de Talleyrand made stating that a women’s education should be focused toward submissive actions. Wollstonecraft responded to the revolutionary period where she strived to gain equal rights and political representation because those who had had
However, she is also careful to consider the place of men in society and what their role should be. Specifically, Wollstonecraft argues that women are not inferior to men, but that society has created this dynamic, making women behave as if stuck in their utter submission to men. As Wollstonecraft argues against the inferiority of woman, she is not ignorant and overly prideful.