This initial mistake made women feel like they did not have a place in the Constitution for hundreds of years. The ERA ensured that women had indisputable rights in the Constitution. The proposed amendment stated that “equality of rights under the Law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex” (Vile). The attempt to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment was unsuccessful because of a time constraint, the STOP ERA Campaign, and conservative groups. A salient figure that was involved in the supporting of the ERA was Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
A debate that has been constantly inflicted upon is whether women should be enlisted or drafted into wars. Even to the current day, the Selective Services would only take males and draft them into a war. No one wants to be forced into a war however, by passing a bill that let’s women be conscripted is a true way to reach equality between genders, to let men and women show their true patriotism and defend our country. Many conservatives still are against these new propositions for the conscription rule for example, “Senator Ted Cruz (TX-R), one of three Republicans in the Armed Services Committee to oppose the provision, said, ‘I cannot in good conscience vote to draft our daughters in to the military, sending them off to war and forcing them into combat.’”(Women and the Draft). Well, no wonder he did not make it past the primaries of the presidential election, with that out of date mindset.
An Analysis of Margaret Sanger’s “The Morality of Birth Control” At a time when the Women’s Rights Movement was beginning to take off in full force, Margaret Sanger her position on women’s rights of healthcare known. With the potential plans to defund Planned Parenthood, “The Morality of Birth Control” is as pertinent in women’s health today as it was then. Margaret Sanger argued that birth control did not compromise morality; she believed that American society was immoral in denying birth control information because it often led to unproductive citizens. Sanger was disappointed in society’s lack of appreciation and understand of women’s health and childbirth. She makes the assertion that birth control is moral due to the fact that it gives
Twenty five percent of the marine corps jobs are closed to women(Mark) Most jobs in the military are not open to women because they are labeled weak and too feminine(Herbert). Women in the military would minimize discipline,and make for need of added sensitivity (Book). However, having women in the military could solve more problems and make for a better product(Mark) . Women in the military can lead to problems such as sexual harassment and deployment problems due to pregnancy(Pfluke). Women in the military is a significant issue in our society .
The years after the ratification was arduous for women. Many women preferred the traditional roles because it was all they had known. Not to mention, the Great Depression forced many to transition back into housewives. Also, headstrong men were intimidated by the challenge of dominance; therefore, resulting in prejudice. All of this to say, the struggles these women endeavored made it possible for the women in modern society to be regarded as sagacious and independent.
These laws were to prohibit and limit a women’s rights due to the fact they are married to their spouse; an example of these laws was “denied... the facilities for obtaining a through education” (149) to clarify this quotation women weren’t allowed to receive an education due to being married. In the end she claims that the removal is necessary due to its unjust laws that oppresses women. She continues to claim that women should be treated equally just as American citizens; should be free and equal. To compare; both writers express their concerns and thoughts in their own writings but addresses towards different issues. In addition, they both use Pathos and Logos to convey
Because of sexist opinions of the time, many people believed that a woman had no power to create change, especially in government since she could not vote. Women themselves believed this societal expectation, and although Grimke does not reject society’s idea of femininity and womanhood entirely, she specifically rejects their supposed political incompetence in a rebuttal. Using evidence from general and specific political movements in England, all of which were greatly aided by the support of women petitioning the government, Grimke assured her audience that “When the women of these States send up to Congress such a petition our legislators will arise, as did those of England, and say: ‘When all the maids and matrons of the land are knocking at our doors we must legislate.’” (Grimke, 192) This summary of her somewhat vague past points is similarly nonspecific; however, this is still effective since simply alluding to historical events rather than explaining them was sufficient for an audience that knew more about England and its history than contemporary Americans do today. After giving various premises of past and present movements English women were and are participating in, she directly compares English and American governments in this passage when she comes to the
“This movement was far from unified, however; strife and division often arose as activists faced the difficulties of meeting the diverse needs and priorities of the women of America” (Andreas et al. ).The WRM did start in the 1800’s which is long before Trifles came out, but the movement lasted until the twentieth century. Through the WRM, Trifles is able to suggest that Glaspell lives in a society of women gaining the ability to protect each other and themselves by fighting for their freedom and rights. Despite the stereotypes and restrictions placed on women based on their gender, they still united as one to gain equality. Trifles came out in the twentieth century and the story illustrates an abusive emotional relationship between a married couple to which Mrs. Wright becomes a suspect in killing Mr. Wright.
Though with the stereotype of the spinster and old maid, many were still afraid to remain single. Especially due to the fact that at this time women who were unmarried were unable to obtain bank loans and credits cards. Even in terms of employment, jobs that were aimed at women would request for specific physically attractive appearances. Greater opportunities for women began in the early 1960s, due to significant changes taking place on a political level. Eleanor Roosevelt headed The Commission on the Status of Women issued a report in 1963, which found that in America discrimination against women did exist and laws needed to be introduced in order to achieve better gender equality.
For example, back then women had just been allowed to vote. This was a huge change for that time, and changed the course of history. Also, wives could not own a property; it all belonged to their husbands. Today, women have fought for, and acquired much more freedom in regards to rights and freedoms, such as being allowed to vote, being allowed to own property, and having more power over their own decisions. Thirdly, most wives in the late 19th-20th century didn’t have much of an education, because they were forced to stay home and take care of domestic tasks.