Successful in her mission to educate and spread awareness in Beijing and all across the world, Clinton’s speech led to “Beijing [legitimizing women’s rights] and [galvanizing] media attention to the issue” (Worden 35) which ultimately “energized the feminist movement and connected it more to the global human rights movement as well as the United Nations and governments” (Worden 36). In Clinton’s speech, she did not strive to make women feel sorry for themselves, but to show that women can overcome the hardships they face and the level of potential change has if women take initiative. Though progress has been made, the steps ahead add up to more than a mile. A survey taken from Penn. Schoen.
She played a huge role in the women’s rights movement and became one of its founders. Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s refusal to compromise on Women’s Rights inspired many other women to follow her example and led to an important change in the history of the United States, and that is suffrage for women. Throughout history, women tended to keep getting less and less rights. Roman women had almost as many rights as men, and had many of the rights that women in the seventeenth century were denied. Married women had the right to enter into contracts and own and dispose of property, as well as having certain limited rights.
The Fight for Women’s Rights For long, women were considered inferior to men. Before the start of the women’s rights movement, people thought that females were destined for a life of cleaning, taking care of kids, and being a good; submissive wife. They couldn’t own property, couldn’t vote, couldn’t attend school nor college, couldn’t work, couldn’t even take care of their own money; it was as if they were objects, destined for reproduction. In medieval times, women were even considered the devil’s work. This was such a common belief that even St. Jerome (who was a saint) once said: Women is the gate of the devil, the path of wickedness, the sting of serpent, in a word a perilous object”.
She at first presents this argument to the people that attended the convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. This speech slowly spread to the rest of the United states and she became one of the reasons child labor was restricted. Many people saw her as a great hero for helping the children that were working. Kelley presents all three rhetorical strategies: ethos, logos, and pathos. Ethos refers to the ethics and beliefs one has for the topic presented.
However, this incident did not stop Anthony from achieving her goal. Anthony continued to fight for the rights the American women deserved. Anthony’s perseverance contributed greatly to the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, which granted women their right to vote. Susan B. Anthony, born on February 5, 1820 in Adams, Massachusetts, always had an interest in social equality issues, like her parents, Daniel Anthony and Lucy Read Anthony. In addition to her parents influence on Anthony’s interest, Anthony experienced unjust treatments since she was a little child.
Women and girls are still facing these horrible issues because of their sex. It’s time the world took off their ignorance glasses and faced our problems head on. We can’t go forward like this; we have the ability to do something about
Both these women are very well known women in the society. Just by learning the credibility of authors, the reader is able to trust the information provided in the article. What strengthens the credibility even more is that within the article they discuss what they think about confidence. Katty describes how she wasn’t smart enough for an upper-level job in journalism and Claire describes how with her alpha male coworkers they had the right to talk more on television than she did. So both these women had their personal experience which shows the audience that the authors are knowledgeable on this topic.
Anti Feminists continued to degrade and dehumanize women creating tension between the nation. The Philadelphia Public Ledger and Daily Transcript wrote, “ every true hearted female will instantly feel that the Seneca Falls Convention is unwomanly” this specific ledger sent the message that if a women is actually a women they should know that this convention was nonsense. This degraded women and hushed their voices. The statement shut women 's ideas out by saying to just go along with what everyone else thought about women. There was no reason that the Seneca Falls event was unwomanly.
Modern feminism is prevalent in movements such as “Me Too” and “Say Her Name” to diminish sexism and oppression felt on all fields. Modern feminism has been made to destroy the history of racism, homophobia and cisgender embedded principles of historical feminism. One of the most influential and intersectional feminist works are that of Audrey Lorde. In Audrey Lorde’s book, Sister Outsider she explains the sexism felt by black lesbian women and the intersectional oppressions and the lack of social acceptance. Lorde explains the homophobia she faces in the black community, the racism she feels in the LGBT community and the intense homophobia and racism embedded in
Moreover, they make up names for other women who are against modern feminism “internal misogyny,” they say. As feminists are they not supposed to be proud of strong independent women freely speaking their minds? The word “feminist” has become tainted and toxic by their vile actions. As a matter of fact, in Africa, women are profoundly persecuted, and as a female Tanzanian I witness and experience these discriminations daily in my community. Nevertheless, I do not engage myself in nonsensical arguments belittling men, even though it is my gender that is experiencing the repulsive inequality constantly in many aspects of life.