Susan B. Anthony Susan B. Anthony is a great woman in history, she was loved and hated by many people. She was an activist who fought for women’s rights, but she didn’t just fight for women, she fought for equal rights for the entire human race. She firmly believed in equality, that’s why I chose to write this paper on her. She is a great role model and inspiration to many women all over the world. So, take this journey with me through history.
Women are changing the world as we speak. The feminist movement has changed everything we know as America, maybe even the world. Women have been fighting for their rights for a long time before the feminist movement was thought about. Way back in 1848 women were fighting for their rights. It wasn 't until the 1960’s that this nation’s women, American women, were sick and tired of being objects and decided to stand up and fight back.
The 1980 film, The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter, was able to open many eyes to how important women were in our entry to World War II. Woman’s fight in our culture is still very much real when trying to establish themselves in our workforce. Another film, A League of Their Own, added some comedy to the subject, but focused on the same time frame as World War II struggles for our
There were a series of campaigns, propaganda, and conventions that took place in this struggle; starting off by the famous Seneca Falls Convention, the fight for women’s rights began. It was a very long and harsh process to gain their rights; women witnessed other races overcoming discrimination while they were still ignored. While men fought to preserve their position in society and their image of being superior, many important women fought against the society’s unfair oppression and many life-changing events were taking place. The Seneca Falls Convention significantly revolutionized women
Alice Paul empowered women all across the world to fight for women’s suffrage. Alice Paul is a brave woman who fought for what she believed in and persevere through anything that came in her way. Paul formed organizations to spread the word about women’s suffrage and to get people on board to support their cause. Alice Paul protested using many tactics such as marches, rallies, hunger strikes, and picketing outside of White House. Alice Paul is a woman who fought for women’s suffrage through the formation of organizations, assembling protests, rallies, parades and the ratification of the 19th amendment.
The people of France have endured many hardships as the result of several conflicting ideas being proposed about the National Assembly, our governing body and it effectiveness in ruling our great nation. An issue of Women’s suffrage proposed to the National Assembly enlisted great controversy from the Jacobin’s Buzot and Section Leader Rolin. Pro-women’s rights, Section Leader Rolin made the compelling argument that women are the backbone of today’s society and should be allowed a voice in our governing body. She claimed ‘women take care of our city, they have helped bring down King Louis XVI, and this proves women are indeed strong’. Buzot countered his claims by stating women are fragile beings, they are to be protected, and they need not join men on the battle field of war where they will be killed.
Civil Rights came to the forefront as did human equality and a disdain for war. The air was abuzz with change, and women were eager to take part in that revolution. In the film, She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry, Mary Dore commands attention for the women’s movement not only in decades before, but also in today’s world, showing the audience the origins and evolution of the rebirth of women. In addition, Betty Friedan’s work on the unhappiness of women during the 1950’s and 60’s expanded those origins. In response to Friedan’s work, Stephanie Coontz, a social historian, followed up with the original intended audience and found that, “Respondents claimed time and time again that The Feminine Mystique transformed their lives, even that it actually 'saved ' their lives, or at least their sanity."
Throughout history there has always been a fight for education. Alice Walker’s poem “Women” showed how women fought in the mid 1800’s for their children’s education despite their African heritage. During the 1960’s Daisy Bates was fighting in Little Rock to successfully integrate Little Rock Central High School with the Little Rock Nine. Daisy Bates and Alice Walker’s “Women” were both powerful determined women fighting for a cause, there cause might have been the same but there were still many similarities and differences. All these amazing women were not fighting for themselves, they were fighting for the future.
Women have fought strenuously and diligently to earn their suffrage and have an impact on their society as a whole. Women have yearned to have their voices heard and be able to speak up about their societal concerns specifically in politics. Fortunately, women were able to persist and strive for their ultimate goal: the right to vote, which was stated in the 19th amendment and ratified by three-fourths of the states on August 18, 1920. For women to have reached their goal, they had to go through many propagandas, campaigns, strikes, posters, and protests; however, some were not as persuasive as others. For instance, the poster shown in the document does not provide an empowering message to coax a person to allow women suffrage.
From being Rosie the Riveter, an integral part of the United States victory in World War II to women who should “do their duty” by returning to their homes, where they could serve their husbands and “repopulate the ranks” (Women 's History in the U.S. | National Woman 's Party). This was the social setting for women after the war, one that did not sit well with the feminist movement. The revolutionary women in this discriminatory time fought for their right to express their sexuality without hypocritical judgement from others, the right to choose their own destiny for their own lives, the right to self and to discover who they are as an individual and not as a gender and not how to be a perfect housewife as they were taught but how to be themselves.