Through this essay I hope to understand more about the work Alice Paul did in helping the women’s suffrage movement. Alice Stokes Paul was feminist and a leader in women’s suffrage movement. She was born on January 11, 1885 in Mt laurel, New Jersey. (Biography) Her family, a Quaker family believed in gender equality and Alice Paul’s mother Tacie Quaker introduced Alice Paul to the suffrage movement by taking her to women’s suffrage meetings. Alice Paul graduated from Swarthmore College with a degree in biology in 1905.
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.
“ From 1946 to 1953, Roosevelt served as a U.S. delegate to the United Nations, where she oversaw the drafting and the passage of the universal human declaration of rights. Roosevelt considered the document, which continues to serve as a model for how people and nations should treat each other, one of her most significant achievements.”(History.com). Eleanor played a huge role in the creation of the universal rights that are still used today, showing the great role she played in making everyone equal. She battled everything in the way of the rights of women, african americans, the poor, and the young. “Eleanor carried a folding chair to all sessions and carefully placed it in the centre aisle.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s novel, Herland, is regarded by many as the pioneering feminist utopian novel. Authored in 1915, Herland is intended as a social critique. A sociological theorist, Gilman sees herself as a change agent for a better social life for women especially, as well as society in general. Like other intellectuals at the turn of the 20th century, Gilman struggled to theorise her social vision. By self-consciously distancing herself from the intellectuals of her time, she crafted her works as endeavours at transforming society.
Susan B. Anthony led the women’s suffrage movement, a movement that impacted the lives of American women forever. Although Susan B. Anthony participated in other movements, such as the temperance movement and the abolitionist movement, but she mainly focused on women’s rights. As a member of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, she was determined to bring American women their rights. To accomplish her goal of gaining full citizenship for women, she attempted to vote on Election Day, and then suffered the consequence of being arrested. However, this incident did not stop Anthony from achieving her goal.
She brought every tactic and ideal she learned from the duo to America and applied them in the association. According to Sheridan Harveys’ article "Marching For the Vote: Remembering the Woman Suffrage Parade of 1913" from the Library of Congress, Paul convinced NAWSA to allow her to organize the Woman Suffrage Parade of 1913 and raised the funds for the parade herself. She strategically planned the march the day before President Woodrow Wilson’s inauguration to gain as much national attention as possible. On March 3, 1913, thousands of woman suffragists marched along Pennsylvania Avenue. Despite being verbally and physically attacked by those in opposition of women’s right to vote, the women marched on, demonstrating the lengths they will go to earn their rights.
Many scholars cite the first ever world conference that was held in Mexico in 1975 as a beginning point for the entering of Women's issues into international intergovernmental agenda(Friedman, 1995). Most distinctly, this same conference also marked the beginning of the united nations decennary for women(Kaufman and Lindquist 1995, 121). Economic Rights which is regarded as the second generation of human rights(Mubangizi,2004, Hubert H.Humphrey, 2004) includes the right to own property, the right to strike, the right to work, the right to form and join trade unions, the right to the free choice of employment and to just and favourable conditions of work; and the right to social
From High Society to Holloway; How Lady Constance Lytton used her familial status to contribute to The Suffragette Movement and penal reform in Britain. (1908-1914) In Britain, throughout the Nineteenth century women had little impact on the politics of the nation. However, at the turn of the twentieth century, the demand for equal rights for women became more prevalent and many women across Britain began to campaign for the right to vote. These peaceful campaigns became known as the ‘Women’s Suffrage Movement’. However, these campaigns became increasingly militant and in 1903 Emmeline Pankhurst formed the Women’s Social and Political Union(WSPU).
Speeches, particularly the one made by Susan B. Anthony, were influential in affecting the way people viewed the rights of women. Their efforts in the 1840’s eventually lead to the 19th amendment (which gave women the right to vote) being passed in 1920. The key leaders of the Women's Reform Movement of the 1840’s were
Begum Rokeya Sakhwat Hossain Begum Rokeya Sakhwat Hossain, who is popularly known as Begum Rokeya (9 December 1880-9 December 1932) was a leading feminist writer and a social worker in undivided Bengal during the 20th century. Every year 9th December is observed as “Rokeya Day”. She is most famous for her efforts on behalf of gender equality and other social issues. She established the first school aimed primarily at Muslim girls which still exists today. She was a notable muslim feminist.