As mentioned before women’s suffrage consisted on the women that were not being accepted in society and in daily activities, such as fighting for right to vote, access to high education, being excluded from jobs, equal payment opportunities, and sports activities. This was the most controversial women’s rights issue of the early twentieth centuries. Thanks to feminist women back to this era now females have more opportunities and are living with almost equal rights. Women believed that if they were able to vote, they would get the proper representation in government. By getting representation on government, would it help them to solve other issues regarding women’s
During the periods of 1890-1925 the Progressive Era diversified the role and responsibility of women by developing a workforce for women and promoting their political involvement.The role of women changed during the 1890s - 1920s,women became more important and were taken seriously.Although before the affection of economic and political developments of American women in the 1890s-1920s,they had no rights in the government,and were mainly know as a housewife.The consequence of the political developments advanced women to pursue their career and gain a better education. In “The Status of Women,Past,Present, and Future”(Doc. 1 ) , Susan B. Anthony who was a female political leader, intended that women should be given more industrial
Such an insightful philosophy resonates with many women. In a society where everybody tries to be like someone else, it is challenging to discover oneself. Nevertheless, her words of wisdom teach women that in order to be truly happy, one has to establish one 's style
In the thoughts of Betty Friedan in her Feminine Mystique, “The key to the trap is, of course, education. The Feminine Mystique has made higher education for women seem suspect, unnecessary and even dangerous. But I think that education, and only education, has saved, and can continue to save, American women from the greater dangers of the feminine mystique”. Education had played a big part in opening up women’s roles outside of domesticity. She created a society in which women wanted to live in.
Women challenged a multitude of barriers and achieved many accomplishments with issues such as woman suffrage, employment options, education opportunities, and social services. The beginning of a period of rapid female empowerment challenged many opposing views and altered many laws, bringing in a new era of democracy. While women at this time faced much opposition, the demand for change exceeded the number of doubters. Such reform and independence has inspired further changes in history and will most likely continue to reform as new ideas emerge, driven by the desire for equality and
Dana Seitler argued that “it is not a monster, but often a mother who negotiates, threatens, and ultimately restores a sense of cultural survival and national futurity to the social world” (Seitler 63). By this she means that in spite of women being treated differently than what was considered the male “norm,” women were ultimately in charge of the shift in power that was soon to come forth. Also, the way women were treated served as an escape for feministic views and “exciting proof of the on-going fight for liberation” (Seitler 63). As time went by, the structure of society began to shift with women fighting for their rights, as well as rights to be able to work a job. As the world began to be more industrialized, with women participating
“The first was that women needed the vote to pass self-protection laws to guard against rapists and unsafe industrial work. The second argument, Addams notion of urban house-keeping, pointed out that political enfranchisement would further women’s role in cleaning up immoral cities and corrupt politics. The third expedient argument reflected urban middle-class reformers’ prejudice against non-Protestant immigrants who voted”(476). Carrie Chapman Catt who was Anthony’s predecessor as the president of the NAWSA, secured the vote for women in 192, achieving the most important
But what kind of victory has it been?" (Doctorow, 73), she still helps Evelyn to understand her situation and shares her personal connection with Evelyn. It is critical to know the importance of Doctorow creating a female character like Emma Goldman that despite the fact that most women did not realize the inequality in the society, some women like Goldman started to develop the movement of feminism and raising the problem to a larger scale to be
Sexism makes it difficult for women to pursue a career about which they are interested. Having more women, in STEM fields would also “lessen occupational segregation and reduce the level of gender inequality in the labor force” (Xie and Shauman, 2005, p. 4)”(page 5). If more women enter the STEM area, it can actually benefit the community of women . Not only will it give women more of a voice, but it could reduce inequality. Along with Inequality in the social spectrum, Women also deal with inequality in the health area.“So what difference does it make when there is a lack of women in science?
As bleak as history has been with regard to women’s rights, the future is surely optimistic. History acts as a lesson from which the present to learn from and avoid. Thus, history has shown us that just by creating laws and schools to protect women’s basic rights of equality, in order to ensure such rights are observed, women need to have an active voice in decisions. Active voices combined with curiosity will give women the best chance of achieving true