The women’s right movement commenced in 1843 in Seneca Falls, New York; it sparked the women’s revolution granting them equal rights. In 1920, females were finally given a voice. However, African American women attained suffrage until the 1970’s. One woman named Sojourner Truth petitioned for all women regarding women’s rights with her famous speech “Ain’t I a woman?” delivered at the Women’s Convention in Akron, Ohio in 1851. Truth argued that all girls’, specifically African American ladies ought to possess the same freedoms as men, given that women were just as capable as men in doing the exact same thing. Furthermore, the speaker elaborated how she did the same servitude as a man did and maybe even more, since the speechmaker was a slave at one point. The reason why Truth’s message resonates is because she establishes credibility with her use of pathos, ethos, logos, repetition, allusion, and juxtaposition by announcing that a man is contradicting himself on a statement he pronounced. All throughout her speech, the speaker keeps true to her message that females of all ages shall have the equal amount of privileges as men and that
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. Policies such as equal pay, equal work, and protection of the reproductive rights of women. With the use of various rhetorical strategies, he is able to express his perspective on feminism through his personal experiences and develop a strong argument.
Human rights clearly include women’s rights and the fact that they are still considered as two different topics is disgraceful. In Aristotle’s Rhetorical logos are referred to as “the structure and content of text”. Clinton is able to associate women’s rights and human’s rights when she states that “If the term 'women 's rights ' were to be interchangeable with the term 'human rights ' the world community would be a better place because human rights effect the women who raise the world 's children, care for the elderly, run companies, work in hospitals, right for better education and better health care”. She wants to convince the audience to feel as if both phrases are identical to one another and uses logos to accomplish that. According to the data world bank, “approximately 50 percent of the world population is female”, and Clinton’s use of this logo allows the audiences’ perspective to change. She wants to reach every women of the world and let them know that they are many and they can defy conventionalism. “Over the past 25 years, I have worked persistently on issues relating to women, children, and families. Over the past two and a half years, I 've had the opportunity to learn more about the challenges facing women in my own country and around the world.” Having been witness to women’s efforts for many years, Hilary is able to stay relevant about her cause.
The “Misogyny” speech by Julia Gillard, the prime minister during the time, was performed in the house of representatives on 9th of October 2012. Clear usage of her role as prime minister, her gender and word choice are shown as effective shaming of the leader of the opposition, Tony Abbot. The speech was given because of Abbots sexist and Misogynistic statements. Because of Abbots position in parliament as opposition leader, he should be targeted to maintain power in the government and giving the elected labor party a good public image in the regards to sexism and Misogyny. In doing so she was able to defend her standpoint as a female minister of Parliament.
She states that men and women are equal and should have the same rights and should not be treated differently than each other. This quote by Anna from the speech backs this point up, “Now I want to make this proposition, and I believe every man will accept it. Of course, he will if he is intelligent. Whenever a Republic prescribes the qualifications as applying equally to all the citizens of the Republic, when the Republic says in order to vote, a citizen must be twenty-one years of age, it applies to all alike, there is no discrimination against any race or sex”. (Shaw,4) Her preposition in this speech shows her passion and seriousness about the subject. In this speech her views and points of the speech are made very clear by explaining
For a very long time, the voting rights of the citizens have been a problem in the US. It started out with only men with land being able to vote, and then expanded to white men, and then to all men. However, women were never in the situation, they were disregarded and believed to not be worthy enough to have the same rights as men. They were essentially being treated as property, therefore having no rights. But, in Susan B. Anthony’s speech, she hits upon the point that women are just as righteous as men. Susan B. Anthony was an American social reformer and women 's rights activist, and in 1872 was arrested because she tried to vote and express her opinion in the presidential election. However, her decision was reasonable and she should not
Charlotte Taft once said “Women who have abortions do so because they value life and because they take very seriously the responsibilities that come not just with birth, but with nurturing a human being”. The Editorial Board at The New York Times believes in this statement as well. The Editorial Board published an editorial on June 27, 2016 titled “A major Victory for Abortion Rights”. The article published, is about a change in Texas 's anti-abortion law and is intended for woman who can or will bear children. The editorial was created to persuade these women that if another woman who is pregnant and cannot keep the unborn child or does not want to keep the child, that these women should have the right to abort the embryo or fetus legally.
Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm was an African American women born in the 1920s.. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, but moved to Barbados to live with her grandmother. She then became the first black congresswoman in 1968 (Biography.com). Chisholm wrote a speech confronting her coworkers about the equal rights of women. She then delivered her speech to her fellow members of the House of Representatives. She brought up the Equal Rights Amendment reminding congress that “women do not have the same opportunities that men do.” Not only does she speak about the discrimination between men and women, but she also speaks about discrimination against blacks (Graveline). She stood for what she believed in and persuaded many with her adamancy.
Novelist, Chimamanda Adichie lectured an audience on why we all should be feminists. Feminists are people who believe in the social, political, and economical equality of the sexes. Adichie describes a couple of times when she was called or implied herself to be a feminist. Adichie’s focus in the lecture was feminists but her main focus was feminists in Nigeria because that is what and where she knows. Some key points she made were that we should raise our children differently and that gender matters. Adichie 's intended audience would be someone who simply may wonder “Why should we be feminist?”, or anyone who wants to listen. Adichie interprets some effective rhetorical strategies like allusions, and a few analogies throughout the talk. Her humorous tone and anecdotes gave the audience that sense of trust and their laughter let her know that they were really engaged into her topic. She effectively described why she thinks we all should be feminists and how the world would be fairer for men and women.
The issue of women’s rights and how different societies and cultures deal with it had been on the table for many centuries. In the United States of America during the 1800s, women began to move toward and demand getting equal rights as men, they decided to speak up and fight for their stolen rights. In the 1960s, continued working toward their goal, women broadened their activities through the women’s rights movement which aimed to help them in gaining their right to receive education, occupy the same jobs that were once titled only for men, and get an access to leadership positions. The women’s rights movement has a great impact on women today, although it started a long time ago, but it did not stop and women are reaping their fruit today,
The novel Ragtime written by E.L. Doctorow sheds light of the injustices that are present in modern society. One injustice is gender, where men are dominant and women were seen as sexual objects and sex was the only power they had. Women were used for sex because it was something men had the right to do even if the women did not like it. Mother, Emma Goldman, and Evelyn Nesbit were victims of gender roles because women were used for the purpose of attention rather than having power. As the book unfolds these three women were victimized for being women where they tried to make changes in their roles as women. As a result these women were held accountable to use their gender as their only power to break the assumptions of how society proclaimed them as.
The National Woman 's Rights Convention (1850), also known as the Worcester Convention, or the First Worcester Convention was held in Brinkley Hall between October 23 and 24 1850 and was the initial gathering of advocates directed towards the development of a nationwide woman 's organization. The convention, being the first of two to be held in Worcester, had nearly one thousand persons in attendance from a number of states who represented a range of socioeconomic classes and involved many of the prominent civil rights, gender, and race advocates of the period. Attendees included persons such as William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879), Frederick Douglas (1818-1895), Angelina Grimké (1805-1897), Lucretia Mott (1793-1880), Sojourner Truth
Woman have been fighting for equality for a long time. We are still fighting to today to close the wage gap between men and women. The women's movement fought for their unalienable rights and the right to vote. The arguments of the women's movements were revolutionary.
We all know that women didn 't have as many rights as men, and they still don 't. Women can now do more than they used to, but they still aren 't equal with men. They have had to fight for so many things like the right to vote and to be equal to men. The 19th amendment, the one that gave women the right to vote, brought us a big step closer. The Equal Rights Movement also gave us the chance to have as many rights as men. Women have always stayed home, cleaned the house, and didn 't even get an education. Men have always been superior, but women are getting closer and closer every step of the way.
According to Wikipedia, “Feminism is a range of political movements, ideologies, and social movements that share a common goal: to define, establish, and achieve political, economic, personal, and social rights for women”.