DBQ Communism and Women’s Rights Adelaida Urrea In the twentieth century, communist movements encouraged the involvement of women to their societies, depending on them for the development of modern societies based primarily on equality. Therefore women started to gain political equality and economic power through the different opportunities given by the Communist Party that allowed them to incorporate as respectable members in society. Nevertheless, at the beginning of the 20th century, there was still certain discrimination against women, who have always been associated with a submissive position; however communist leaders understood the importance of giving women public recognition in order to improve their rights, change these past
I) Hiratsuka Raicho (1886-1971) was a feminist and a founder of the “Bluestocking” magazine. She was also one of the founders of the New Woman Association. ++++Her contribution for the challenge of the gender norms that privileged men was the introduction of the law that was supposed to put man in the position of examined(Otsubo, 225,227) “Good wife wise mother” is a “prescription for Japanese womanhood”, created before 1894-95 Sino-Japanese War (Uno, 38). This project of regulation of the woman role in the society and her incorporation in the state system can be seen as part of the Japanese government’s project for the modernization of the state Shimizu Shikin (1868-1933) was a women’s rights activist and a writer. Participated in the
Americans like Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony in the United States decided to focus their energy the right to vote, also recognized as suffrage. Women demanded the right to vote, the strongest in settler countries where women who had major influence. At Seneca Falls, New York, in 1848, a resolution passed that encouraged women's rights to suffrage, as well as education, professional occupations, and political office. Their movement did not obtain popular support, until the 20th century, although their activism established a foundation for extensive social change later on. Enlightenment thinkers conferred very convincing arguments for female rights, and in several situations persuaded governments to grant women rights, being free public education, legalized divorce and inheritance.
Before the soviet invasion, and before the Taliban made their surface, women’s rights in Afghanistan were in a relatively steady and progressing state. (The Week UK) Under a somewhat stable leadership, the 20th century was a period of advancement for these women. Several reforms were made aimed to improve rights such as education, freedom of press, health care, and others. (PBS: “Timeline…”) The now enforced dress code of the modern day country was practically absent. (The Week UK) Afghan women also gained the right to vote in the early 20th century, only a year after women in Britain gained theirs in 1918.
In the 1970s, women in the United States demanded equality. Prior to that, women were considered to be less intelligent and far more expendable than their male counterparts. The Koran and its verses do not agree with that sentiment. Although often misconstrued as a religion that oppresses women, Ridley asserts that that has never been the case. Muslim women have had the rights women in United States “fought for in the 1970s” over “1,400 years ago.” In Islam, women “are considered equal to men in spirituality, education and worth.” Women in the Islamic religion are constantly portrayed as victims.
Some of the adjustments made during this time included women holding a higher social status, attending Ivy League colleges, defending a client in court, and holding high-ranked political offices. The bringing about of these new changes not only helped the feminist group progress but helped encourage other innovated groups to progress as well. Today their example has helped shape feminist groups that are still pushing for more of an equal status to men. Although not easy, women were able to overcome many unique challenges during this era and therefore made it possible for women to gain equal rights reshaping our country to what it is
Within thirty-nine years, from 1964 until 2003, there were six eras consisting of King Zahir Shah, Mohammad Daoud Khan’s Republic, communist rule, mujahideen’s conflict after the Soviet troops left, the arrival of the Taliban, and the presidency of Hamid Karzai. In the novel A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, politics play an important role in women’s rights. It began with King Zahir Shah and Najibullah, with rights that allowed women education and career; later the Taliban took over and ended freedom in women; ending with the Taliban’s surrender following 9/11, again allowing women more rights. Mariam and Laila were affected mostly negatively by the political rules put into place regarding women. According to the Feminist Majority
As soon as Khomeini, the supreme leader, came into power, the Family Protection Acts (FPA) was diminished completely. The FPA was working towards a goal of of giving women rights that they did not have before, but with the arrival of the Islamic regime, those rights disappeared. Although those rights did disappear, a lot of women in rural areas of Iran did not even realise they had these rights, because those rights were not enforced as much as they should have
Once the reform movement began, however, abolitionist women realized their rights could be compared to those of slaves, and a few bold women decided to do something about the inequality of men and women (Finkelman 405). What these ladies decided to do, of course, was start the women’s rights movement. A few of these brave women who spoke out were Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Susan B. Anthony. Stanton formed a friendship with Anthony and their two distinct personalities did so much to further the women’s rights movement (Schmittroth and McCall 246). Their differing personalities allowed them to work efficiently, for example, “Anthony would tend to
Feminism is linked to a historical time, in which women fought for the equality of women against men. Although feminism is linked to that time frame, many writers, and authors use the word differently. There are many variations for the word feminism because of the different topics that the word has expanded into. A feminist role in society is to actively recognize the need for, and work towards creating equality for all women. Feminism is purely a movement which intends to enlighten people with a goal of improving gender equality and strengthening women 's status in society.