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.
During the late 1800s, women made it clear that they wanted their equal rights. Women had no power compared to what men had. If women started looking like they had power, it was said that they started to look more masculine. Women began to fight back and attempt to reform the government. In this political cartoon, the artist shows his view of life before and after women were able to vote.
The equal rights states that women should be treated equal to men with voting, laws, Women's Suffrage movement began in the 1800s. Suffrage is the right to vote. Suffrage is the pivotal right. The way women earned
Suffragettes is the term used to refer to the group women who belonged to the Women’s Social and Political Union (W.S.P.U.) organization between the late 19th century and the early 20th century in the United Kingdom. The objective of this organization, lead by Emmeline Pankhurst, was to achieve the right to vote for women through peaceful meeting in an initial stage, although, eventually, they switched to violent actions. The origins of the organization is product of the separation of regular Unions into male and female Unions; eventually, these female Unions would leave behind some of its members as it can be seen in words of Eulalia Vega “In England, several Unions expelled women from the organization” (My own translation.
Until the Civil war, she never stopped working for the American Anti-Slavery Society. But then she was more focused on pursuing women's rights. She started claiming the rights of both sexes and she established with her friend Stanton the American Equal Rights Association. In 1863 both Susan Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton established the Women's Loyal National League to demand some constitution amendments in the United States. It was the first American Women’s organization for anti-slavery movement as it was the only political tool for women at that time.
Therein, she expressed her ideas about women 's suffrage. She gave a talk to encourage American men and women to give political rights to women. In her speech, she states that both men and women are created equal and hence due to this equality women should have political rights too. Throughout her speech she emphasizes the discrimination against women, using the right to vote, the roles in marriage, and unequal wages as her evidence.
In Lauren Chief Elk’s essay, “There is No ‘We’,” she addresses the issue that Eve Ensler and V-Day are in support of colonization, particularly against indigenous women. Though V-Day fights the issue of violence against women, indigenous women are not represented and are excluded. Thebilling of Violence Against Women Act was “specifically created to eliminate rights for Native Americans.” White feminist groups do not address issues faced by indigenous people and only provide “standards of justice and equality” for whites. Chief Elk also believes that Ensler is supporting colonization because with the International Violence Against Women Act, women and girls from around the world will be rescued from abuse while “instilling western values.”
Women in Latin America were suppressed, and they had enough of it. They sought greater personal freedom, opportunities, and equal rights between both sexes. In this essay, I argue that women in Latin America did not have any rights, which made them sympathetic and want to follow women suffrage ideas from the United States and Europe that was already happening. The Suffragette movement
After reading the Declaration of Independence, the group of women organizing the Seneca Falls Convention instantly decided to base their Declaration of Sentiments on the document, and they listed eighteen grievances felt by women. The Declaration of Independence statement “all men are to be created equal” was rewritten on their own Declaration of Sentiments to state “all men and women are to be created equal” (Benson). The primary message of the Declaration of Sentiments was that women had lost their self-confidence and self respect due to their lack of rights and dependence on men (Benson). The declaration “was followed by a list of resolutions, demanding that women be allowed to speak in public, be accorded equal treatment under the law, receive equal education, receive equal access to trades and professions, have equality in marriage, have the right to sue and be sued and to testify in court, and have guardianship over children. It also demanded that women be granted the right to vote (called suffrage)”
The minority of women in the 1930s did not grab the opportunity to marry young or to endure children, but neither American men nor even the majority of American women themselves were prepared to leave their traditional perspectives about the established position of ladies behind.] The unexampled women's associations and movements supported the idea of equal rights and the growth in importance of innovative contemporaries of female writers, artists, and professionals. These groups of people tried to achieve the transformation of the outdated patriarchal social structure all around America. “As women became active in
Anthony knew that women should have been given this right long ago, which prompted her and the others to begin a woman suffrage movement. Anthony and her good friend Stanton founded the American Equal Rights Association in 1866. However, the movement split and rejoined in 1887, creating the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Anthony went to Congress and pleaded with them to change their mind on whether women were worthy enough to vote. Not only did she advocate for the right to vote, but the property rights of women as well.
She wanted to make sure that all women would then have a voice, and not just be snared upon simply because looked at her as nothing more than a woman. After this wake up call, in 1852 Anthony and Stanton paired up and organized the New York State Temperance Society, along with the two fighting for women 's rights. The two together formed the New York State Woman 's Rights Committee. And later Anthony began petitioning for women the right to own property along with them gaining the right to vote. In 1856, she worked for an anti-slavery agency and fought for this until the civil war period then
Stanton held the women 's convention in 1848, to discuss the violation of equality toward woman in anti-slavery political debates. Elizabeth Cady Stanton wrote the Declaration of Sentiments in the Methodist Church in Seneca Falls, New York, that began the women 's suffrage movement. The Declaration of Sentiments is modeled after the Declaration of Thomas Jefferson to emphasize the political, economical, and legal wrongs done towards women. In her document, The Declaration of Sentiments, Elizabeth Cady Stanton portrays the barriers that limited women 's rights and the violation of equality towards women. Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s document ,
At that time, women were the dependent of men. Married women had to obey their husband, and they did not have any rights for herself which caused many women suffered in inferiority complex. Their inferiority complex also caused them inequality in education and career opportunities which were the conclusion of the Declaration of Sentiments. Women did not have the opportunity to study at school, and they were treated differently with men in work field. The people in the convention were fighting for the women’s rights to relieve the women’s suffering.
An example of a group of progressive women who wanted to start prohibition is The Women’s Christian Temperance Union. This group was lead by Francis Willard. The goals of the Women’s Christian Temperance union were to lobby for federal aid for education, free school lunches, unions for workers, an eight-hour workday, work relief for the poor, municipal sanitation and boards of health, national transportation, strong anti-rape laws, protections against child abuse and of course prohibition. The root of Willard 's argument for female suffrage was based on the platform of "Home Protection", which Willard described as "the movement... the object of which is to secure for all women above the age of twenty-one years the ballot as one means for the protection of their homes from the devastation caused by the legalized traffic in strong drink."[1