In today’s world, it seems to be that women have the same rights as men, but it wasn't always this way. The speech “Women’s Rights to Suffrage” by Susan B Anthony is the most compelling of all. Susan B Anthony persuades the audience that all women should have the same rights as men. It’s shown through the speech 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 as well. The fact that the constitution says “we the people” is a primary point in this speech.
In his exclusive essay for Glamour, titled “President Obama Says, “This Is What a Feminist Looks Like”, former president Barack Obama shares his views as a feminist, as well as how it has impacted his life as a son, husband, father, and president. He states how growing up with a single mother, supporting his wife, and raising two daughters has inspired and formed his views as a feminist. Throughout his life, he has seen the progress of women’s role in society enhance over time and he claims that right now is an “extraordinary time to be a woman”. Though there is still room for improvement on women 's rights, our country has made great progress in the act of women’s rights, according to Obama. During his presidency, he admits that he was working on creating policies to further the equality of women and their rights.
In today’s society, women still fight for the right to be their own person and exercise their own independence within their own
As a woman takes to care for her children, she also cares about the well-being of them. Some issues that women would help support are healthcare and education, with them being the backbone of a good life for her children. Women who are standing up for the right to vote are being treated unfairly. People have said this unfair treatment is acceptable because of the law, but it is the law that can change to help support a woman’s need and change the normal political ways of this country. Enabling women to vote would allow a change in America and help make this country all the better, since women are more sensitive to the future of their
). Pro choice activists feel that states have once again have interfered with a woman’s choice to choose. One error made by abortion supporters is that they believe that states are now creating hostile conditions for woman to have abortions. According to “Abortion Rights are Threatened”, states are mandating that woman receive “biased” counseling and that parental involvement requirements become harsher for minors electing to have abortions.
Phyllis Schlafly started the campaign of ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment in 1923 and I am beyond certain that the ERA activists today will not stop until it is ratified and accepted into the constitution. At the end of ERA battle, Sonia Johnson made an incredible and uplifting statement for all women. She said, “I am sure I am not the only feminist who is occasionally clear-sighted enough to be grateful to Phyllis Schlafly for making us have to fight so hard for the Equal Rights Amendment. Whether in the end this amendment is the way women will achieve legal equality or not, it is still true that the struggle over its ratification has provided the greatest political training ground for women in the history of the world”
The fight for women’s rights was not without good cause. Many saw the hypocrisies of allowing all men – even complete buffoons – the right to vote while educated ladies had no say on the ballot. Divorce laws prevent women from splitting from their spouse unless he agreed to do so. In addition, women could not own property or keep their own paychecks if they worked (see Document 1). These problems of hipocrasy were additionally highlighted when people began to see women doing the same exact work as men on farms and in other job areas (see Document 5).
Abortion has always been a controversial topic, and with debates from the recent presidential election bringing abortion back into the spotlight, it is clear that people have varying views as well as a great misunderstanding of abortion. Often, the morality of such action is widely discussed, and stones are quickly thrown. I believe that abortion should be legally and safely obtainable in all cases for women who feel it is the best path to take in their pregnancy. While abortion is currently legal in all 50 states, some lawmakers are working to make abortions virtually unobtainable. For example, in Ohio, a heartbeat bill sat on the desk of Governor Kasich.
“Human rights are not worthy of the name if they do not protect the people we don’t like as well as those we do”(Trevor Phillips). Everyone whether they are black, white, rich or poor is entitled to their humans rights. Therefore, it is an inhumane and unjust atrocity when millions of people around the world are denied their basic human rights based on exactly these physical, shallow, insignificant differences that outline sharp social status ' in our society. On September 5, 1995, Hillary Clinton addressed the issue of women’s rights by delivering a forceful speech as the First Lady of United States. In Hillary Clinton’s “Women Rights Are Human Rights” she effectively expresses that gender equality is important by creating a credible account
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,
Fortunately, due to the tireless work of decades of activist’s, laws have changed, amendments added to the constitution, and rights granted to those who were previously unjustly denied. One of these victories for women’s rights occurred when women were granted the right
In 2011 a legislation passed in Texas made the access citizens have to abortion to be severely restricted. This new legislation made it so that women would feel ashamed and conflicted about a decision that they were otherwise certain about making. One of the results of this is that women must now listen to a detailed description of their ultrasound 24 hours before their scheduled abortion. Another effect since the implementation of this legislation is that many clinics had no choice but to close; twelve out of thirty four clinics in Texas closed in 2013, as they could not secure the proper hospital privileges that the legislation demanded. Texas has even reduced its funding towards family planning and completely removed Planned Parenthood, an organization well known for its pro-choice stance, from state funding (Grossman et al.).
The issue regarding women’s rights is not a new one. In the past, there were distinctive differences between men and women, between their roles in society and their models of behavior. Many years ago, women's contribution to society was limited and controlled by men. Throughout the early years women were wives who were intended to cook, clean, and take care of the kids. They were not allowed to vote while the men took care of having jobs and paying any bills that had to be paid.
It was a warm spring morning in May when my mother and father headed to the hospital to give birth to a little girl. On May 18th, 1998 at 7:34 a.m. I, Allison Michelle Keitel, was born. A lot has changed in these past 18 years, but growing up in a time period between “the good old day” and technology was one of the best generations to live during. Getting to roll around in mud with my siblings and playing outside everyday was one of my favorite memories, however, my generation is also the first generation to grow up with technology.