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.
The power to change american history and impact the lives of millions of americans as a day job, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has certainly exercised her power to make an impact on achieving equality between men and women. Currently, Mrs. Ginsburg has a well known reputation for being a champion for equality between men and women. Her life story and work seems to support what she stands for. Ruth Bader Ginsburg faced discrimination first as a jewish immigrant and then as a women. In her childhood, she was expected to stop her education after a primary level and become a housewife.
Oprah Winfrey is a woman proving to today’s society that women can become very successful. Oprah grew up with a very difficult and struggling childhood. She started to receive many job offers and offered to be in many movie roles. With her success in show business, she started her own television show and created her own book club. Oprah Winfrey life and career helped prove to society that all women can be successful in life.
She studied at Johnstown Academy and Emma Willard’s Troy Female Seminary, where it led her to use her skills to organize America’s first woman’s rights convention. Like most women in the U.S., Stanton got married to Henry B. Stanton, who was an anti-slavery abolitionist. Also, she was one of the few women that had a husband that supported her to pursue her goal actively. Her husband’s role in the social reform movement was what motivated her to seek her role in society. She was a representation of what was a feminist because even though she was a married woman she did not take off her maiden name and that action itself shows how bold she was to stress the significance of a woman should be in the
She began to speak out on civil rights which caught many people's attention. "As the years passed she was sought out repeatedly as a dignified spokesperson for the civil rights movement"(Henderson 192). One of her famous quotes from her speeches was: "Racism is still with us. But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet, and, hopefully, we shall overcome"(women history). Rosa Parks started to be known as the female speaker of the civil rights movement.
“On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment was certified by U.S. Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby, and women finally achieved the long-sought right to vote throughout the United States.” (History 2016) Women right activists worked for decades for the right and worth of women to be equal to men. Finally on August 10, 1920 women finally got the right to vote for the first time. After over 70 years of fighting they finally got a foot in with the men and stood their ground. After words younger women started to rebel against the standard for women. “In a cool, glittery style that mirrors the roaring decade she delves into.” (Publisher Weekly 2013) Flappers set a new tone of normal from the older housewife lifestyle to rebellious and hard working citizen.
To begin with, it improved social roles of women in American society. Since single sex girls’ schools prepared their students to start careers after graduation, a number of graduates of girls-only schools earned occupations in various fields such as science, politics, arts, and literature. For example, Cissy Patterson, the alumni of Miss Porter’s School, became one of the most renowned woman journalists. Although most of her social activities were made in the early 1900s, she received education in the 1800s. On the other hand, Sarah Brown Ingersoll Cooper, the alumni of Emma Willard School, served as an educator and philanthropist.
Introduction On September 4th, 2012, the First Lady Michelle Obama gave a speech about the values of the American Dream. Within her speech she talks about her past and how she shares the same values as the president of the United States of America - her husband, Barack Obama. She talks about why she is proud to be an American and why being the First Lady has changed her life forever. A main focus in the speech is how The American Dream is partly about working to not only make one's own life better, but also to work in order for children and grandchildren of the future to have better opportunities. Viewpoints Within the speech delivered by the first lady of the United States there are numerus viewpoints presented in her Speech, mainly about Michelle Obamas "previous life" and the virtues she was taught by her parents.
This became extremely popular and later the Golden Globes decided that they will join the Me Too movement and told all the guests and performers to wear black to support this campaign. Even though we have come a long way with gender equality, the gap between men and women has not been abolished yet. A survey was conducted by the PEW research center. They asked families “Who does most of the work in the house?” 54% said that the mother does most of the work while only 7% said the father did! This proves to us that the stereotype of the woman running the household still plays a big part in our lives.
This adoption is also known as “an international bill of rights for women. The Charter of the United Nations prominently has built a structure of internationally agreed goals to advance the status of women and empower their equality among others. The United Nations undertook some measures to end the discrimination against women and to ensure their equal opportunities in both public and political life. First measure was to incorporate the principal of equality in legal system, where laws opposing the new standard of equality were abolished. Second measure was open public institutions and organisations to protect women from any kind of assault.