In addition to using examples of the Constitution, she used quotes from political figures and the Declaration of Independence, which discuss human rights, but then questions why women would not be included. Her intention behind this speech was to prove that there is an injustice in not allowing women to vote and arresting them for voting. Susan B. Anthony executes this speech using logical, emotional, and ethical appeals towards the audience. Not only was this speech’s purpose to inspire women to make a difference, but also to encourage men to do so as well, since they legally could.
Both played a big part in getting the nineteenth amendment passed however Susan B. Anthony had passed away before the amendment was passed. The arguments between the two essays were nearly the same but with just a few differences. Stanton’s argument was more about how women deserved to be equal to men in every way. She also thought that the government should not just be run by men, that there should be some women helping to make the laws.
Shirley had her way with words by speeches and speaking out her mind, she wasn 't shy to back off, she spoke for the people because she knew no one else would do it. In the speech Equality Rights For Women it says “... There is a calculated system of prejudice that lies unspoken behind that question. Why is it acceptable for women to be secretaries, librarians, and teachers, but totally unacceptable for them to be managers, administrators, doctors, lawyers, and Members of Congress... It has been observed before, that society for a long time discriminated against another minority, the blacks on the same basis - that they were different and inferior. The happy little homemaker and the contented "old darkey" on the plantation were both produced by prejudice…”-Shirley
Catt’s development of logos or use of reasoning is effective because it aids in the building and credibility of her argument. Without it, Catt would be discarded as someone who doesn't know what she is talking about. Not only does Catt use historic quotes to develop her logos she uses facts to convince congress that the time has come for woman suffrage. She brings up the fact that we are behind other countries when it comes to this issue. Facts help develop Catt’s overall argument because they add to the reasoning behind the need for woman suffrage.
And we formed it, not to give the blessings of liberty, but to secure them; not to the half of ourselves and the half of our posterity, but to the whole people - women as well as men”. (Anthony, 1872). Ms. Anthony mentions in her message that women and men are citizens, and how can women not be able to vote based on sex qualification? Her speech leaves very little room for argument. She goes on to say that it doesn’t state that only males can vote or in general.
Throughout American history, women have requested and demanded to achieve recognition for having the same legitimacy as men. Naturally born rights, such as access to equal education, and the right to speak out in public were denied to females. Perhaps, the most powerful right they were denied was the right to vote. Though women were considered inferior and given limited roles in society, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Carry Nation played a crucial role in the movement for women’s rights. Women did not achieve this right immediately, but that did not stop them from fighting.
Margaret Fuller fights for equality in her essay The Great Lawsuit. She discusses the idea that women are equal in every way to men and deserve the rights that men get just by being born male. Fuller’s argument shares a lot of similarities with Emerson’s idea of self-reliance. She discusses the idea of one universal order, and the notion of leaving the past in the past so as to move forward, although Fuller does share some ideas with Emerson, her essay held a different meaning of self-reliance for women than it did for men. Margaret Fuller adopts Emerson’s idea of one universal order, and claims that “if the woman apparelled in flesh, to one master only are they accountable.
It was a crime, but she still did it. This made a big change in the world. Now, women have equal rights and are just like men. Another way that Susan showed courage is when she told the judge that she wasn’t going to pay a dollar of the fine of $100. She said, “May it please your honor, I shall never pay a dollar of your unjust penalty…”
By distinguishing woman as more moral than men, the ideas of the cult of domesticity spread and more people started to believe that it was the womanś job to preserve the nationś moral compass. While women were deemed morally superior, they were still considered inferior to men physically and intellectually. Purtnamś Monthly Magazine stated that ¨Women are by nature inferior to man. She is inferior in passion, his intellect, and his inferior in physical strength.” (doc 6).
Elizabeth Stanton states in “The Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions Seneca Falls Conference” that, “ [mankind] closes against her all the avenues to wealth and distinction which he considers most honorable to himself ”.Traditional values had taught society that the roles of men and women were different, giving men the upper hand in jobs, and education, making women subordinate to men. For instance, Emily Dickinson’s “ anonymity was due in large part to difficulties she would have experienced in trying to overcome prevailing attitudes about women’s proper place”. Dickinson could not reach her dream because her society at the time rejected the women who did not go with the norm of society. However today Dickinson is know as one of America’s
The “Ain’t I a Woman” report starts by stating that several ministers felt that men were superior to women (p. 1). I hate when I read or hear that men are superior to women because there is no support behind the statement. Men do not possess a gene that makes them more intelligent or stronger than women; therefore, the statement is ridiculous. Many people think that women are incapable of doing things on their own and that men should help them. Sojourner Truth proved them wrong by showing her muscles and stating that she got those muscles from plowing, planting, and gathering without the help from a man (p. 1).
The authors of this article show that the ERA will not directly affect the people but that it would indirectly effect the people. They really do not have a set stance on whether we truly need this amendment today or not. I on the other hand fully believe that we need the ERA in the Constitution. The ERA is a great foundation of economic equality and without that foundation, women will never be equal. Alice Paul, a women’s right activist, once quoted, “When you put your hand to the plow, you can’t put it down until you get to the end of the row.”
“If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down, these women together ought to be able to turn it right together.” In the 1920s, people had a stereotype for women; that they could not do anything that a man could do and that they should look a certain way. This stereotype caused the revolution of the flappers. These flapper were a significant step towards the equality between men and women by seeking for a change, wanted something different than society, and wanted to get rid of the normal housewife. A women should behave a certain way and always look how a proper woman is supposed to look.
This is one of the resolutions I most agree with because women should be able to vote. Gender shouldn’t be an implication to deny someone’s power to vote. Another resolution I agree with is the one which states,”All laws which prevent women from occupying such a station in society as her conscience shall dictate, or which place her in a position to that inferior of men, are contrary to the great precept of nature.” What this means is that any laws that stop women from reaching their full potential or make them more inferior than men are against principle. Without a doubt this is what women are and should be entitled to.
The author thinks women can hardly wear anything without a fear of being judged. She provides few pieces of evidence on how women usually are targeted and not men in this society in respect to interpretation. She argues on how different forms have Mr. as a suffix which shows nothing, but in the case of women there is Mrs. and also Miss which reflects the marital status of women. She raises her point also about how a woman changes her surname with the men after marriage. I personally believe that she had some evidence and her argument really made me think twice o and made me think why women are judged so much and she was also definitely true in her argument.