Women in early mid-1800s started to fight for equal rights more than ever. Since American males have been granted more rights since the American independence, women started to question the reasons behind why they are not getting the same rights as men. This started a generations of women fighting for their equal rights. From the arguments presented by first wave feminists for women’s right and the evidence against inclusion by their detractors, the first wave feminists for women’s right had a better convincing argument because they did not over exaggerate their arguments and evidence to the arguments that they made. Whereas the men who wrote about why women should not have rights like men exaggerated their arguments too far. They made …show more content…
This seems to be a little exaggerated because giving rights to women is like when the constitution was made to give and protect the rights of men, the constitution can give and protect the rights of men and women. It would be weird at the time for people to see that women have rights as men, but American society would not change radically. One of the pro-rights that was written was called “Seneca Falls Convention, Declaration of Sentiments (1848)” argued that men had been throughout history damaging women rights that they should have and having absolute control over them. The document explains the argument of men having total control of men by presenting many fact statements of stuff that’s was happening to women. One of the statements presented is “He has never permitted to exercise her inalienable right to the elective franchise.” This shows that men banned women from taking part of one of the most important of human rights which is to expresses their voice by voting for what they think deserve their vote. The other fact statements are other things that men thought that women should not have access to. The document states clearly that men are not giving women any rights at all, they are having a total control over them because they think they are
As seen in both Documents #6 and #7, the aforementioned women’s rights activists sought to empower the female citizen, blatantly expressing how women ought to be granted the same God-given rights that men have, as outlined in the Constitution. With the
It took the United States a long time to give women the same rights as men. In 1867, it ratified the 14th amendment that we identify women as citizens of the United States. Then in 1920, women appointed the right to vote. Whilst these major steps improved women's lives, it took a long time for the whole country to get on board, specifically the rural areas, especially Salinas, California. In Of Mice and Men, a novella written by John Steinbeck, Steinbeck illustrates the unfair treatment of women in order to convey the unfair social norms in society and how they affect women.
At one point in her work The Great Lawsuit, Fuller expressed how women also were not being treated as equal to man: “Though the national independence be blurred by the servility of individuals… ‘All men are born free and equal’” (Pg. 748). Fuller uses the same argument to support feminism that “all men are created equal” that Garrison used to support abolition. She points out that it supports the idea that all men are created equal without taking into account the equality that women should have with men. Women were completely left out of the Declaration of Independence and Constitution and many feminists, even though they may not have mentioned it in their writings, believed that women should have the same rights that men did under the Constitution.
By using the countries’ own governmental document, Anthony masterfully poses, “In this very first paragraph of the declaration, is the assertion of the natural right of all to the ballot; for, how can “the consent of the governed” be given, if the right to vote be denied. Again: ‘That whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute a new government, laying its foundations on such principles’” (Anthony par. 4-5). Women are citizens of the United States who are governed, yet they have no say in their government.
During Progressive Era, there were many reforms that occurred, such as Child Labor Reform or Pure Food and Drug Act. Women Suffrage Movement was the last remarkable reform, and it was fighting about the right of women to vote, which was basically about women’s right movement. Many great leaders – Elizabeth Cad Stanton and Susan B. Anthony - formed the National American Women Suffrage Association (NAWSA). Although those influential leaders faced hardship during this movement, they never gave up and kept trying their best. This movement was occurred in New York that has a huge impact on the whole United States.
In today’s world, it seems to be that women have the same rights as men, but it wasn't always this way. The speech “Women’s Rights to Suffrage” by Susan B Anthony is the most compelling of all. Susan B Anthony persuades the audience that all women should have the same rights as men. It’s shown through the speech that the federal constitution says “we the people”, the government has no right to take away rights from just one gender, and that women are considered people as well. The fact that the constitution says “we the people” is a primary point in this speech.
The life of Women in the late 1800s. Life for women in the 1800s began to change as they pushed for more rights and equality. Still, men were seen as better than women, this way of thinking pushed women to break out from the limitations imposed on their sex. In the early 1800s women had virtually no rights and ultimately were not seen as people but they rather seen as items of possession, it wasn’t until the late 1800s that women started to gain more rights. The Civil War actually opened opportunities for women to gain more rights, because with many of the men gone to war women were left with the responsibilities that men usually fulfilled during that time period.
Adding on to other limitations, women almost had no freedom in their marriage. Before the women’s rights movement, when a woman is married the “husband and wife are one person” but “that person is the husband” (Doc 7). Once a woman is married, her rights and property were governed by the husband. Married women could not make wills or dispose of any property without their husband’s consent to do so.
Susan B. Anthony Susan B. Anthony was a suffragist who fought for the right to vote for women. Anthony had several reasons for why a woman should not be deny the right to vote. Some of them being that women are also humans and as humans the constitution secures their rights and those rights could not be taken away. First, when they denied women’s right to vote it implied that they were not humans like every other man.
In addition, all women were denied the right to vote. “The cult of true womanhood ideology extended middle-class ideals far beyond the middle class and affected marriage, female education, and employment choices, as well as strategies for obtaining women’s rights…”(WOMEN). American women of the late 1800’s struggled with no rights in the government, considered inferior, and married women had no separate identity from her husband. One reason American women were treated poorly is because of their rights in the American government.
Women didn’t have many rights until later in the early 1800s. In conclusion I think that it was wrong of them to blatantly ignore what the women in society had to say and to treat them the way that they did. I think that they should have at least given women a chance to prove themselves, because we all know that women are just as capable as
The civil war had a very profound effect on America and what it has become today. With the civil war many changes took place such as 13th, 14th, and 15th amendment. Women’s rights were put forth into motion. Along with Reconstruction laws being passes and the push back that these laws caused. During this time the south became even more divided and started to take things into account and create their own laws in regards to racism.
Nowadays our world is changing hourly – its political, social and economic global picture depends on the decisions (more or less important, but still important), which are taken every minute. Sometimes it seems that all significant events have taken place, moreover it was a long time ago. At the same time we forget that there are areas of life, our daily lives, which have been completely different recently. In modern Western societies the right to receive education and to vote for women is natural part of life, contrast to the Third world counties, where women still do not have opportunity to take part in decision-making and influence various spheres of life in their countries. Skeptics may wonder: “What is so special about the fact that women are allowed to vote?”
We all know that women didn 't have as many rights as men, and they still don 't. Women can now do more than they used to, but they still aren 't equal with men. They have had to fight for so many things like the right to vote and to be equal to men. The 19th amendment, the one that gave women the right to vote, brought us a big step closer. The Equal Rights Movement also gave us the chance to have as many rights as men. Women have always stayed home, cleaned the house, and didn 't even get an education.