On April 2, 1917, she became the first female member of Congress. Because of this triumph she became one of the most well-known women in the United States as a symbol of gender equality. Rankin becoming a congresswoman is even more impressive when considering most women in the United States did not even have the right to vote at this time. Rankin’s brother, Wellington, was instrumental in her campaigns success as he was the main funder and manager. Also significant to her becoming the first congresswoman of the United States is her work on the women’s suffrage movement in Montana.
Other women had more rights, but not as many as men. They weren’t able to go to college, they had to work at home, weren’t allowed to have strong public opinions, some were sold or even forced into marriage so their family could get more money. It was a slow-developing but nation-wide movement led by women, produced the Women Suffrage Movement and eventually, the right to vote. II. The Women Suffrage Movement has a lot of important women and without them, we still might be fighting for
The 1920’s brought a lot of equality for women, though much work still needed to be done. Before the year 1920, women could not even vote. While political equality was important during this era, there was also a huge focus placed on social equality of the sexes by feminists, called “social justice feminsts” during this time. During the twentieth century, there was a big shift in what was acceptable for woman to do, and they have more freedom, though many people still opposed it. By the 1920’s, women were openly drinking and smoking, education for women had advanced, and women actually had a larger role in the workforce, though professional careers were still somewhat elusive to them, just to name a few social improvements.
These numbers have remained relatively stable over the past decade with female graduates representing 58% of the total number of graduates in 2012 as well. This is a continuing long trend in which female graduates have highly outnumbered the male graduates. This alone gives evidence as to how important the participation of women in politics and government is essential as to building and sustaining democracy.
These women have done so much for women by inspiring them to that their efforts to get women’s rights have for the most part succeeded. Today, all women in America have equals rights. But there still remains a couple problems. One issue that has popped up over the last few years was equal pay. Even though this movement was only partially successful, it still had a significant impact on women in the United States of
Men and women differ in how they negotiate work and family in terms of balancing autonomy and intimacy (Seidman, 152). To provide further evidence, Kathleen Gerson, author of “The Unfinished Revolution,” divides women into two groups: those who prioritize family (traditionalists) and those who prioritize independent economic stability (self-reliant). Gerson observes that majority of women, across race and class, prefer to be self-reliant. These women still aspire to be in intimate relationships but expect career support from their male partner. These findings are unlike those from previous generations and are rooted in the entrance of women into the work force.
Most notably, for our media driven world, she was the first and only First Lady blogger, writing a weekly syndicated newspaper column entitled “My Day for nearly 30 years, from 1935 to 1962 (Link 27). 1. Hillary Clinton, a presidential nominee in her own right. Hillary Clinton sought to expand the role of the first lady during her tenure. She championed health care reform and her husband, President Bill Clinton often stated that “voters were getting two for the price of one” (Link 28).
This piece of evidence is very important because when calculating for the wage gap unemployment is also taken into factor and there is a big gender employment gap with more women not in jobs. This means women will be earning less money when averaged with men because more men have jobs. Many women are out of work for many reasons such as family matters and still in a patriarchal society today men are seen as the “breadwinners” of families however, society is ever changing. Besides unemployment another major factor that goes into the so called wage gap are women's choices in jobs as well as the responsibilities many women are felt they need to take on as well as a career. In a paper by Watson (2017) the author states “Primarily, women are more likely to take time off work for childcare, leading to less experience and fewer opportunities for career growth later in life.
She was a part of the fight for better working conditions. Another reason why women faced hardships in the workplace was because women had been on an almost equal level with men in the workplace until men came back from World War I. When all the men left to fight in World War I, they left their jobs open. Their positions were filled up by others with lower jobs, like women and African Americans. For women, these jobs paid better and were "less susceptible to economic exploitation."
During this time in history women were usually never seen without their husband, but were seen as a nurturing object for the children and somebody to take care of the house. I agree with Rachin perspective on how women are perceived in society but otherwise I disagree with wives being subordinate to their husbands. Rachin made a valid point in his writing about how female are perceived as subordinate but in reality they have more authority then the male in the house. In paragraph one and two of my research paper, I have explored the ideas of how women and men are equal, alongside how Constance over came the gender norms. In Goodnight Desdemona; Constance, Juliet, and Desdemona fought back against the norms in society and proved the they are just as equal as men are.