While there is an increase in interest in gender and women studies, many controversies, deficits and gaps are existed in explaining the relationship between perceived gender factors, misogyny in the context of this paper, and women’s political participation through the lenses of comparative political frameworks. It becomes more vivid when discussing and analyzing political effects of gender on women running for offices and especially for the office of commander in chief. The following is a review of academic research, journals, books relating to women in politics and gender studies. This part begins with a review of past studies in the field of gender and misogyny, as well as their relation to political institution including gender stereotypes,
This can be related to C. Wright Mills idea of the power elite, in which those ruling our country have the political and economical power to make decisions that keep their power intact (Marshall, 2012). We have historically had a patriarchal society in which men have held the political power and women were prohibited from it. McCammon, Campbell, Granberg, and Mowery (2001) discuss the suffragette movement and how along with the ability to vote, it led to another the passing of laws that allowed women broader citizen rights and helped to change gender roles (p. 61). This helped with the movement’s success by changing the thoughts of those in politics about the role of women in society (McCammon et al., 2001, p. 65). A woman’s role was clearly defined as being rooted in domestic work and family life, while men’s roles were in business and politics (McCammon et al., 2001, p. 53).
Although women in the nineteen fifties had the right to vote they did not have the right to hold office in any large numbers. In the fifties, influential women made a huge impact on the society of women for example Meyera Oberndorf states in The Changing Role of Women in the 21st Century, “Abigail Adams began her own revolution for women’s rights which continues to this day. Our right to vote is a precious right.”. In today’s twenty first century women have a freedom of much greater things than decades in the past, things they could participate in, do, say, and even accomplish. Today’s society has women in powerful leadership positions, such as owners of businesses, contributing in government, and even running for president.
These circumstances are the reason why many political parties nowadays have women as presidents. The Faust majority of female voters are not interested in political details or intricate political theories, they just want to vote for a woman, who represents the soft female values and decent feminist attitudes. Since women constitute more than half of the voters, the
The most recent election in 2016 had a very evident gender gap with a percentage of 11. 41% of women and 52% of men that voted for Donald Trump, whereas 54% of women and 41% of men voted for Hillary Clinton. Similar to the gender gap with voting, there is also a gender gap within the roles of the government. Women made up 19.4% of the 535 seats in the 114th Congress. “If we progress at our current rate, we can expect women to be equally represented in Congress in 500 years, according to Representation 2020.”
“Olympe de Gouges took literally the title of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen, saying that it did not apply to women and drafting her own Declaration of Rights of Woman, in which she demanded a representative institution for women.” The rights were meant for women and men, but it didn’t apply to women, they were completely ignored as if they didn’t exist. Many women just wanted equality, to make their own decisions, and to have more liberty. The women played a big role because they started the women rights movement. “The women’s suffrage movement was the struggle for the right of women to vote and run for office and is part of the overall women’s rights movement.
Throughout history, there has always been a rivalry between the two sexes and in the end the women have always come in second place. Time over time it has been proven difficult for women to hold any type of power that they have wanted except for the tasks that they have been given due to their gender. In society and in their own homes, it has been difficult for women to grow and sustain their power beyond the limits that they have been given. Women have been differentiated from men and have been discriminated with regard to jobs and other types of privileges that they have wanted. Throughout the course of history, they have been denied many freedoms that every man has and they want to be equal to their counterparts.
In the years of this new century, the country has not had such a great chance to fix problems that we all face, except for now, as a result of the financial gift you have given. Through your generosity, I know that you will be able to give a helping hand to the people that will be affected by these reforms so that they may have a better quality of life. This winter of 1913 in the United States had made me think of all the people that need help and to have equal rights. Having equal rights and fixing the broken cracks of society is a very important responsibility to help those less fortunate than us, isn’t it Aunt Bessie? With the million dollars you have given to me, I will help others who do not have as good of an opportunity by distributing
Considering that women have suffered from discrimination in public and private life, politics were not going to be the exception. As we could see in the previous chapter, throughout history and even until recently, it was considered that women did not have the capacities needed to create their own opinion. Therefore, the possibility for women to reach the political sphere was unimaginable. The feminine sex was not believed competent for intellectual jobs; women had to spend their lives doing domestic work without the possibility of being educated as
More women as compared to men, turnout to vote. Surprisingly, the number of women who vote has been on a consistent increase over the past elections. Notably, more persons from high income-families turn out to vote as compared to those from low-income
Throughout American society, Women have been downgraded in the face of men. In america’s past, women were seen purely as housewives, and had no place in a higher position. Today women have many more rights, putting them on much more equal terms as men. With this, women have shown their capabilities and their worth to society, leading its progression, and proving that the arguments of the anti-suffrage movement were initially the opposite of what women could really do. The arguments that women’s place is only at home and that men have the sole job of running government and society has been proven wrong by women in contemporary society.
This was another hit in the ballpark for women after putting a reform in the way she should dress. They argued that “She is as fully entitled as man to vote and to be eligible in office.. she is entitled to a voice in fixing the amount of taxes” (Document F). Opportunities for women were mainly just nursing, domestic services, and teaching it was limited, with their increase in intelligence they deserved to have their voices heard. What the women strived for back then has helped our world today because both sexes can achieve whatever dream they want and work for it.
She also exemplifies that if women want to make a change , they should be given the chance to make a difference without having men in their way. All things considered, Truth is appointing that women do work as hard as all men, and women are able to make a
Women still fall behind in earnings and productivity, and in the strength of their voices in society. In some areas, such as education, there is now a gender gap to the disadvantage of men and boys. Gender inequality is seen at the very highest level, with women underrepresented in government decision making positions. Women