Once the reform movement began, however, abolitionist women realized their rights could be compared to those of slaves, and a few bold women decided to do something about the inequality of men and women (Finkelman 405). What these ladies decided to do, of course, was start the women’s rights movement. A few of these brave women who spoke out were Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Susan B. Anthony. Stanton formed a friendship with Anthony and their two distinct personalities did so much to further the women’s rights movement (Schmittroth and McCall 246). Their differing personalities allowed them to work efficiently, for example, “Anthony would tend to
Malala classifies her message as powerful by the usage of emotional language in which it attracts the eyes and ears of people around the world. We are all in this world together and we need to evolve together and change for the best in this world. In the beginning, Malala states, “... It is not at all uncommon for women in my country to be illiterate, but to see my mother… struggle to read the prices in the bazaar was an unspoken sadness for both of us” ( Yousafzai, pg. 23).
The moving story of Recy Taylor, a woman raped and beaten, through the retelling of Oprah, only further hooks the audience, creates a sense of sincerity and intimacy, and ultimately strengthens Oprah’s persuasion of the audience. Oprah’s display as an orator should not go unnoticed. Throughout the entirety of her delivery, Oprah projects herself with a clear, calm, and strong yet soft emphasis. Oprah maintains stern eye-contact with the audience, and presents herself in a strong, iron-body demeaner. These oratorical techniques coincide to further captivate the audience and continue to ease the audience into the persuasion of the viewpoint presented in her speech.
Women were just supposed to serve their husbands and take good care of the children. Euripides created a modern day woman who seeks justice and revenge with her cleverness and power. Medea acted as a feminine heroine who established that women can also be as strong as men. The feeling of being left by someone you love is truly painful hence, Medea expressed her emotions as much as she can and mourned for her lost. It is true that women can be sensitive and emotional so there was Medea portraying a usual woman in an unusual manner.
Peers being the women themselves as they stand up, united against the subjugation they have all experienced. “A Jury of Her Peers” is a valuable resource for anyone curious to what life was like for women in the twentieth century for which it demonstrates women struggling to publish and define
In the series How to Get Away with Murder Viola Davis acts as a feminist advocate, challenges beauty standards, and opens the path for others to follow in her steps. Mrs. Davis has proven that she is a force to be recon with, not only does she take on powerful roles but she takes a stand with important issues affecting society today. In the 2018 LA Women’s March, Viola spoke about the Me-Too Movement and how it must be more inclusive of women of color who are also victims of sexual assault. “All the women who do not have the images in the media to give them a sense of self-worth to break their silence” (Davis). This is a key part of the movement that is missing and when she brought it front and center to her speech it showed her knowledge of the issue and how she was doing something to change it.
They have no rights to participate in political life and thus having no dignity. The speaker Clinton struggled against it and fight for her rights. I think that’s why she participated in political life actively. In her speech, she first points out the problem that though many women are trying to fight for their rights, most people ignore them and look down upon them by presenting her experience of the different women. Then, the speaker draws forth the theme that we should speak for the women and lists the important functions that the women have on our society and families.
When an individual is made to question their basic values, they change what they know and reform their perspectives due to the persuasion of an influential voice. Indira Gandhi’s speech effectively portrays the inequality experienced throughout society and is evident in the line, “We need women”. It is evident that Gandhi uses a feminist voice and effectively uses inclusive language in order to inflict her personal beliefs and ideas onto the audience in order to persuade them by targeting their emotions and unifying the audience under the common idea of equality. Likewise, Obama’s democratic voice makes his audience question what they already know and whilst doing this also sparking fires in each individual to unify them as a whole. Obama states, “When a little girl born into the bleakest poverty… None can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires and crippling drought and more powerful storms.” Obama portrays pathos through appealing to the damaging effects on the environment and introducing the issue of poverty to unite the audience.
In Euripides’ text The Medea, Medea can easily be painted as the villian. She is a woman who killed her own children in an attempt to spite her husband. But, by examining the text, we can see that she deserves some sympathy. She has little to no control over her own life and has to rely on the will of men. And as a foreigner in Corinth abandoned by her husband, she faces even more challenges than the native women of Corinth did.
As mentioned in her introduction, Clifton is renowned for alluding to both African American and women’s resilience to oppression both socially and politically. For this poem, the latter is obviously more pertinent. The reader must first notice the focal point of the poem being the hips; however, these “hips” symbolize much more. They symbolize all the strength that all women possess and could use to further their influence in the world. Although Clifton does allude to them being her “hips”, she is merely speaking on behalf of all
Elizabeth Cady Stanton was a very confident, determined, and fearless woman. While many people opposed equal rights for women and abolishing slavery, she supported these things. (11) Her being a woman who was also an abolitionist and women’s rights activist in the 19th century was a dangerous and frustrating task. However, she continued to try and make a difference in society by fighting for these changes. Clearly, Elizabeth Stanton had to be confident to speak to crowds and to publish books with very bold ideas that supported women.
As I continued reading Colonize This! I found a section of this book that talks about women of color facing racism in their communities. The racism section captured my attention because it is also giving examples of women who resist racism in their belonging spots. I think it is great to read about those women who suffer racism because. In addition, all the people know that there are now many laws had been issued to protect women’s rights.