Who were the founders and what methods did they use? What were their successes and/or failures? Women’s Suffrage Movement gave women the right to vote in elections during the late 19th century. Women organizations nationally and even globally formed efforts to gain voting and equal civil rights for women. Women's Suffrage Movement has taught many students about the importance of gender equality and how women deserve the same rights and benefits that a man is given.
Anthony later became publisher of The Revolution, a periodical published in 1868 (Susan, Britannica). Anthony and Stanton were determined to have women’s rights, so they created a suffrage petition, and started getting signatures on the State and even National level (Biography). Many lectures were given by Anthony in her lifetime. The most that has ever happened was one-hundred in one year (On This Day). Anthony and Stanton must have been very determined to gain women’s suffrage rights!
”Women of the upper classes in England and American Colonies employed wet nurses for their children until the late 1700’s, when the custom of maternal nursing was adopted” (Paula Treckel, “Breastfeeding in Colonial America”). By the age of twelve, girls were expected to take on all the tasks an adult had. Women had very few rights, they could not vote, nor have the right to serve office. The few rights women had were to the unmarried or widowed ones who could buy and sell property, had the right to sue, and make a will. Married Colonial women had little to no rights; they could not sue, make a will nor buy or sell property.
The role of women in the United States has been determining since the country was still thirteen colonies. The role in the past defined women to do only their own domestications and household works, such as cleaning, finding some foods, taking care their children and farms, and sometimes their stores. They had no any rights in their property, including to be a head of household, even their husbands were gone or passed away. They also did not have any chances to be one part of politics, and they had no any political voices as much as men did in the society. After the colonies became the United States, however, these women took more active roles in the society by taking care their households instead of their husbands and being participated in
Women started to gain rights in the mid to late 1800 's in the workforce throughout the country. ”The situation of many industrial workers required that all household members, including women and children, contribute to the family economy. A majority of families struggled to get by on low wages and unstable employment patterns. Among the 12 million families enumerated in the 1890 census, 11 million survived on less than $100 per month, around$2,500 in today’s dollars (Upchurch, 2009). The labor of women and children was essential to household maintenance and is included in his figure.
Some of these retired elderly are self-employed and some are working to maintain their family. As per the overall labor market in 2013, the number of employed elderly that are aged 65+ counted to 9.5% and the number of inactive elderly constitutes an average of 90%(UKGOVT, 2013). This staggering rise of elderly as inactive generation gave rise to the elderly-dependent generation. The economically insecure elderly have no other option but to remain dependent on the younger generation in the family for their sustenance. These groups are mostly involved to do household and childcare activity in a family.
Shimizu Shikin’s essay “How determined are today’s women students?” is illustrative of women’s involvement. Though the theme of her work is the family and marriage, topics that one could consider to be related to womanhood, her approach is what important. She calls on female students, on their readiness to create changes seeing them as reformers (Shimizu, 230). She gives a choice not to marry and creates a direct link between woman and state by stating that “it is necessary to bear responsibilities on behalf of our fellow citizens and our nation”(Shimizu, 228;230). Another activist, Hiratsuka Raicho, was one of the leaders of the movement that aimed at re establishment of the women’s participation in politics and challenged the accepted gender norms by questioning the male privilege scientifically through the use of eugenics (Otsubo, 225).
Since the middle of the 19th century, the women’s rights movement that included the fight for women’s suffrage progressed tremendously throughout the United States and has had a strong influence on both political and social change for women. As a result of this movement, women began to find their voice and oppose their expected roles and unequal rights in comparison to men.
The first traces of the twentieth century feminist movement dates back to before the Civil War began. Women like Harriet Beecher Stowe influenced the masses through their feminist beliefs. Stowe, through her strong female characters in Uncle Tom’s Cabin, created a persona of women that was not typical of her time period; women who showed strength and independence apart from male figures. It was this type of literature and speaking that influenced the feminist movements that emerged again at the turn of the nineteenth century. Feminists during this election were desperately trying to gain the right to vote, and the 1912 candidates had varying viewpoints on this issue.
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.
roles of women as taking care of the home. Many times, the argument for women’s suffrage was turned tables on immigration and African American women also gathered forces of their own in fighting for their suffrage as well. This movement for women’s suffrage was not only the United States but was in other countries as well including Norway and Australia (Hewitt and Lawson 2013, 620-623). The Women’s Christian Temperance Union was established in 1874 in hopes to push the prohibition campaign that was going through the country during this time. Other forms of lewd acts were being seen across the country with prostitution.
Anthony was introduced to Elizabeth Cady Stanton and started to work together during the Women’s Suffrage Movement. Susan B. Anthony learned everything that Stanton could teach her about being an activist and abolitionist. Anthony attended her first convention in 1852 at Syracuse. “Anthony and Stanton believed the Republicans would reward women for their work in building support for the Thirteenth Amendment by giving them the vote. They were bitterly disappointed when this did not happen” The women created the American Equal Rights Association in 1866 and also published The Revolution in Rochester, which was a newspaper.
As women become breadwinners and started working in factories they wanted a greater voice in society. No longer willing to sit at home taking care of the family women became increasingly active in the quest for their own suffrage. They want a right to vote in order to elect politicians that had progressive beliefs. The first women 's rights meeting in the United States, was held at Seneca Falls, New York, in 1848. At this convention, the delegates called for the right to vote, among other women 's rights.
Women gain more rights By: Alexander Rodriguez Women have been supporting the war in the United States in different ways. The are working in industries and for the government. They are treating the injuries Americans at the war front. “The suffrage movement sold war bonds and conserved food,”(NWHM.org). Women also are protesting for equal pay or a raise in their wages.
Minimum wage would raise the wages of many workers and increment benefits what disadvantaged workers. An estimated 6.9 million workers would receive an incrementation in their hourly wage if the minimum rage were raised to $10.15 by 2015. Due to the spill over effect the 10.5 million workers earning up to a dollar above minimum wage would withal be liable to benefit from an incrementation. Women are the most astronomically immense group of beneficiaries from a minimum wage increase. Sixty percent of workers who would benefit from an incrementation are women.