Clinton claims that “It is a violation of human rights when women are doused with gasoline, set on fire, and burned to death because their marriage dowries are deemed too small,” (5) which stirs painful and angry emotion within the audience because everyone present knows that such acts are not justified. The act of another human burning a woman to death is inhumane, an injustice to human kind, and a horrifying image to any and all witnesses. Moreover, when Clinton illustrates this image, it makes listeners envision what the experience would be like for any female. To intensify that moment, Hillary Clinton declares “It is a violation of human rights when babies are denied food, or drowned, or suffocated, or their spines broken simply because they are born girls” (5). Because “drowned” and “suffocated” are words with extremely strong connotation, they aid Clinton in clearly embellishing her aspirations of common folk grasping the horror of what happens to women on the planet.
Due to her husband’s condition, Eleanor travelled all across the country, serving as Franklin’s eyes and ears (Link 25). She was a passionate woman’s rights advocate, urging her husband to hire more women into the federal work force. She also held hundreds of press conferences for women reporters only during her tenure in the White House (Link 26). She was an early champion of the civil rights movement. Most notably, for our media driven world, she was the first and only First Lady blogger, writing a weekly syndicated newspaper column entitled “My Day for nearly 30 years, from 1935 to 1962 (Link 27).
Susan Brownell Anthony was born on February 15, 1820. Since she was “Born into a Quaker family committed to social equality, she collected anti-slavery petitions at the age of 17.” When she was 45, she met Elizabeth Cady Stanton who knew that they were going to go far together. 5 years later, Anthony was appointed the state agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society in New York. This woman encouraged other women to stand up and speak for what they believe in and for what they think is right. These women have done so much for women by inspiring them to that their efforts to get women’s rights have for the most part succeeded.
She brought to the table a new idea that was supposed to rock the American people and shatter the glass ceiling. That brand new idea was partially her leading as the first women president, but also the encompassing idea that we need to break down social barriers in America. Her rhetoric focused around this idea throughout her entire campaign. A perfect example of this would be in Mrs. Clinton’s concession speech. In her speech Mrs. Clinton remarks, “It was about the country we love and building an America that is hopeful, inclusive, and big-hearted.
In this article, Khawaja focuses on Morrison’s ability to transform the archetypal illusions of motherhood by recounting the guilt Sethe feels as she is forced to remember her choice to murder her daughter to save her from the tortures of slavery. Khawaja denotes that several American authors have encouraged new feminist perspectives by portraying mother-daughter relationships as a significant aspect of the family structure, especially when that family is facing cultural adversity.
Mary Fisher gives a very compelling speech on the issue of HIV and AIDS at the Republican National Convention. The speech she gives is directed towards the Republican party, the millions of people who are suffering because of HIV and AIDS, and the nation as a whole. In the speech she uses many literary and rhetorical devices and key points to relate to the audience and to encourage people to do something about this issue. Fisher uses literary devices such as ethos and pathos in her speech. Fisher starts off with a bit of information to warn and tell us the risks of this serious epidemic, she says, “ Two hundred thousand Americans are dead or dying.
Murch’s argument focused on illustrating the various ways that women were involved in the BPP, both as leaders and as members. Though the BPP may have been started by Bobby Seale and Huey Newton, Murch’s argument portrayed the women as the heart and soul of the Party, keeping it going after the deaths and arrest of most of the leadership. Making up over sixty percent of the membership, women in the Party stood up to keep up the fight against brutality, as well as establishing a stronger focus on community work. Efforts like the free breakfast program and food banks cemented the importance of the BPP chapters in their cities, raising support for their work. Through this type of work, Murch argued that the women of the BPP managed to raise just as much support for the cause as the men, by appealing to different groups in the community.
The efforts displayed by the women significantly influenced people 's daily lives of many Americans which has been planted in our history and looked back on today(Schneider 7). Many topics have been embedded into the category of Woman Suffrage but the main points
Also in the novel are feminist beliefs that run society. These can be seen in the reliance on women in general because even though females no longer partake in the economy or politics, they are essential to the development of the world through producing children. Nurses also hold the same amount of power as Commanders and Wives command their households, so there are themes of influential women. Overall, Gilead is able to achieve a conservative frame of government while also having a liberal, feminist underlining. The Handmaid’s Tale addresses many controversial topics in society, such as women’s rights and changing how the government is run.
America would not be the great country it is today if we did not have women of such strength as Sojourner Truth and Harriet Tubman. Both women “shared awareness of how their sexual identity combined with their racial identity to make their whole life situation and the focus of their political struggles unique” They defied the odds by standing up for what they believed in and taking action. Without early feminism and female activist the country would not be as advanced in equality as it is today. These women are still relevant today because they represent some of the origins feminism, though women do have the right to vote and the right to own land we have a far way to go to have complete equality with men. The wage gap and social injustices still occurring to modern day women remind us that we have to look back at the strong women that helped get us where we are now and inspire us to strive for equality in all fields of life because gender should not matter, we are all human