While she was writing for many different sources, Gloria became a major activist for women 's rights. She spoke at a number of different events, and became a member of multiple different feminist movement groups. Gloria created her own definition of feminism, and it has been used often during speeches, writing, and interviews. Her definition is “A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men” (Steinem 1). Instead of limiting feminism to three aspects, the “social, political and economic” (Adichie 1), Gloria says feminism is equality of all humanity has to offer.
The issue of women’s rights and how different societies and cultures deal with it had been on the table for many centuries. In the United States of America during the 1800s, women began to move toward and demand getting equal rights as men, they decided to speak up and fight for their stolen rights. In the 1960s, continued working toward their goal, women broadened their activities through the women’s rights movement which aimed to help them in gaining their right to receive education, occupy the same jobs that were once titled only for men, and get an access to leadership positions. The women’s rights movement has a great impact on women today, although it started a long time ago, but it did not stop and women are reaping their fruit today,
Educating women allows everyone to see different perspectives which help us progress into a more understanding society. Through education, women can have more opportunities for jobs and a better life. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Article 1) states, “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood,” which means even women are equal. However, the problem is not many people are helping.
These treaties including others support the human rights of women, as all are evenly applicable to all individuals. CEDAW: The International Bill of Rights for Women The Convention on the Evacuation of all kinds of Discrimination against Women defines the right of women to be free from all forms of discrimination and also sets the core principles to protect and defend this right. It promotes an agenda for national legal action to end discrimination, and stipulates the basis for achieving sameness between men and women by advocating for Women's equal opportunities in, equal access to, political and public life as well as education, employment and health. CEDAW happens to be the sole human rights treaty (written Agreements) that affirms the procreative rights of women(UNFPA, 2006). This Convention has so far been ratified by 180 states including China and Ghana .
When thinking about Malala and all the adversity and challenges she persevered through, I could only think one thing about her. She is a hero. Not just a hero though, she is a superhero. She fearlessly stood up for what she believed in and what she thought was right, and she did not just do this for herself, she did this for all women. She lead the movement to allow women the right to an education when no one else was doing anything.
Fuller was aware of her capabilities, and wanted all women to comprehend the amount of potential they all have. According to the article, Biography Online, “With growing confidence as a writer, Fuller also returned to themes of female emancipation and the role of women in society. In 1845, she published – ‘Women in the Nineteenth Century‘ – It investigated the role of women in society and how they could play a greater role in society.”1 Fuller had a goal, and that was to be known for her intelligence, and the desire to spread the faith in women. I admire Margaret Fuller for what she has done to contribute to the society I live in. If it weren 't for her, maybe people wouldn 't see women as the strong and independent individuals we are capable of being.
Angelou uses achievement in the poem, saying people all have rock, rivers, and trees in their lives, and that affects people on how they make decisions and how they turn out. She says “Good morning” (Angelou 106). This idea means that people have a new day to do whatever they want, and they can achieve anything they desire. To put it another way, Cady Stanton was the complete opposite from Angelou; She was talking about rights women should have , also how men have affected that. A good quote to explain this is, “Man has made a women an irresponsible moral being” (Stanton 113).
Stanton again emphasized women’s political rights and their ability for self-sovereignty that men obtained without question in society. The best example of her echoing her earlier “Sentiments…” comes in the beginning of the speech, where she states that women “must have the same rights as all other members, according to the fundamental principles of our government” and that “her rights and duties are still the same; individual happiness and development.” Stanton makes an allusion to a specific group of women toward the conclusion of her speech, where she states that a married women with children, wealth, “fortune and position, has a certain harbor of safety,” and that such a woman, she examples, contains all the abilities and virtues men so seek in other men. After this, she states that an uneducated women who is “trained to dependence with no resources in herself, must make a failure of any position in life.” This create a quagmire in her thinking. Is Stanton claiming that, in order for a woman to exercise her rights, she must obtain the life of a privileged women, or is she simply drawing the companion that a housewife, by virtue of the multitude of jobs she has to perform, is made able, almost more able, than men to navigate the public and private spheres? Not necessarily.
Each female lead in some way represent women of both the past and present and they live within us today. So, while the women of the film themselves are fictional they are inspired by the women of the real world. They are immortal examples of what women are and can
Women are usually looked down upon, and so they have to fight for rights that they should already have. In the 1920’s women started to realize their rights were worth fighting for. The women’s rights movement and the nineteenth amendment gave women a lot of hope for their future and their daughters ' futures.
The nation I envision is compassionate and open-minded, one that will respect heterosexual marriages and transgender culture, embracing all differences and similarities alike. Social differences will eventually be blurred by the continuous improvement of the general welfare of all American citizens. I envision a nation enlivened by faith, one that leads the world with religious freedom. America’s protection and cherishment of all types of beliefs will enforce a wide array of values that positively promote the country’s morale and acceptance of diversity. The integration of various religions would make a hopeful nation blessed by