Throughout the text it is addressed 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. This is the reason why “ Women’s Rights to Suffrage” was most compelling; it explains why everyone should be equal and specifically women and men. Susan B Anthony was one of many to fight for women to have the same rights as men in today’s
One rhetorical device that she uses is asyndeton, which is the absence of a conjunction between parts of a sentence. This is used when Anthony states, “Being persons, then, women are citizens; and on state has the right to make any law, or enforce any old law, that shall abridge their privileges or immunities.” This element of literature helps prove her point that everyone is equal and should be treated as such. Anthony also uses anaphora, which is the repetition of a word at the beginning of the phrase, when she claims, “a hateful oligarchy of sex”, “an oligarchy of wealth”, and “an oligarchy of learning” which would shock fear into the listener. Anthony then again uses another rhetorical device called hypophora, which is where the speaker raises a question and then answers it immediately after. An example of this would be when Anthony questioned, “Are women persons?” to which she answered immediately after to say that women are, although they are not treated as such.
The women’s slavery movement got awakened with the great awakening. This movement advocated for women’s civil rights and their rights of voting. This reform claimed equal rights to women since it was their democratic rights to be treated equal to men and to be free as men are free ( Source 8). A group of women founded the National Women’s Suffrage association. This group focused on women 's suffrage, their right to property after marriage, and child custody rights.
But thanks to the women’s suffrage movement courage and tenacity women gained their right and went on to fight for equal representation in other fields such as in the courtroom, marriage, and job market. A world without women’s rights would look like Margaret Atwood famous dystopian novel “The Handmaid’s Tale.” In the story, the government suspends the US Constitution and revokes all women’s rights, and establish a new regime largely based on the hierarchical model of the Old Testament inspired social and religious fanaticism. In this society women’s rights are strictly curtailed, the women are physically segregated by the color of clothing — blue, red, green, striped and white - to signify social class and assigned position ranked highest to
Carrie Chapman Catt uses a lot of ideas about democracy in her speech that was logical. Catt uses logic to appeal to her audience from the first reason of women suffrage inevitability to the end of the speech. Catt uses the Declaration of independence, which turn out to be the basic rule of government (Catt, 1917). This is because it states that all men (women) are created equal and Catt used that along with the quote from Woodrow Wilson that states “we are fighting for the things which we have always carried nearest to our hearts: for democracy, for the right of those who submit to authority to have a voice in their own government” (Catt, 1917). The logic in Wilson’s quote as it relates to women’s suffrage is if democracy is the right of those who submit to authority to have a voice in their own government than why do women not allow to vote because they too submit to authority as men do.
Margaret Sanger By: Shannon Keel Margaret Sanger once said that "no woman can call herself free who does not own and control her own body.” Margaret Sanger was widely regarded as the founder of the modern birth control movement. For her, birth control was vital in the fight for women’s equality. Sadly, that fight is still valid today. Margaret Sanger was an American activist in the fight for women’s rights in the form of birth control and sex education. On top of these accomplishments, she was also an established writer and nurse.
From there began a discussion of women 's rights and their treatment compared to men 's. “Stanton, the principal author, modeled the Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments on the Declaration of Independence...and in place of a list of injustices…” (Foner 452). Thus, the Declaration of Sentiments represents what needs to be improved for the equality of women such as, access to education, legal rights, wages, and employment. They also state that to allow women to vote would also allow them to be as equal as to men, creating the freedom the women
For example, Gandhi was instrumental in his work to help women. Even before independence, Gandhi worked for equality of women, stating that women belong working and doing what they prefer, rather than being stuck in the kitchen, and that women are equal to men in every way (Document 11). Gandhi’s beliefs carried on to help India in more recent times as well. For example, Usha Thakkar from the Institute of Research on Gandhian Thought Towards Empowerment reports that the 73rd Amendment to the Indian Constitution allowed women to participate in Panchayats, which were village and district councils (Document 12). Through Gandhi’s advocacy, women were able to participate in government roles.
In the passage, “Woman 's Suffrage,” published by Scholastic, the author writes, “The amendment states that the right of citizens to vote "shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex." Although this equality was implied in the 14th Amendment (1868), most of the states continued to restrict or prohibit women 's suffrage.” The 19th amendment was very influential and changed American
The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution designed to guarantee equal rights for women. The ERA was originally written by Alice Paul and Crystal Eastman. In 1923, it was introduced in the Congress for the first time. The ERA has always been highly controversial regarding the meaning of equality for women. Middle-class women generally were supportive.