Arnold Schwarzenegger once said, “In our society, the women who break down barriers are the ones that ignore limits.” Rebecca J. Cole was an ideal embodiment of this quote because of the obstacles she had to overcome to become the second African American female physician in the United States. Rebecca J. Cole was influenced and shaped by her determination to break racial and gender barrier during a time notorious for the concept of separate but equal in the case of minorities. Rebecca J. Cole was born on March 16, 1846 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as the second of five children. She is of African and European ancestry.
The National Organization for Women aimed to promote women 's ideas, eliminate discrimination, and protect the equal rights of women in all aspects of life. Friedan ignited the second wave of American feminism by writing The Feminine Mystique. Friedan 's audience would most likely be women who want their rights and are annoyed with the housewife role. In her article, "The Importance of Work," Friedan uses several means of persuasion and different types of rhetorical strategies to describe the change in human identity. Friedan uses logos, the ability to convince her audience by logic and reasoning, throughout her article to describe facts that took place in 1963.
Susan B. Anthony (Susan Brownell Anthony) Susan B. Anthony was a prominent feminist author who started the movement of women’s suffrage and she was also the president of the National American Women Suffrage Association. Anthony was in favor of abolitionism as she was a fierce activist in the anti-slavery movement before the civil war. Susan Anthony was born on February 15, 1820, in Adams, Massachusetts, and before becoming a famous feminist figure, she worked as a teacher. Anthony grew up in a Quaker family that made her spend her time working on social causes. And her father was an owner of a local cotton mill.
Going above and beyond her call to duty, Mary has protected black Floridians and people all over the world by giving them an education. Without an education, you can 't succeed in life. Bethune was born the fifteenth child born of a family of slaves in July 10, 1875 in Mayesville, South Carolina and died in Daytona Beach ,Florida of a heart attack on May 18 ,1955. During her eighty years, she accomplished a number of things. Although best known for establishing the Daytona Education and Industrial School which later became the Bethune-Cookman College in 1904 in Daytona, Florida, Mary was a woman of many accomplishments who widely helped in giving blacks an education.
White women may not have had an elite status in the patriarchal system, however, they did have options as to what they would do in their lives. On the contrary, slaves were given no alternatives to choose from. While there is no doubt that women of all classes experienced oppression by the patriarchal system, Clinton reaches too far when making her comparison to the lives of slaves.
In fact, Harriet Beecher Stowe, a dedicated abolitionist and teacher at Hartford Female Seminary, used Romanticism in her anti-slavery novel to counteract the notion held by society in the nineteenth century that African American slaves were not capable of feeling emotions. Her novel was largely effective as it created an uproar in the South, swayed moderates to become abolitionists, and was
Women were considered the property of their husbands. “What happened to a woman’s wages or property holdings in marriage: They were turned over to the husband. In marriage, early nineteenth-century American women forfeited their legal and economic existence” (Reynolds Walt Whitman: Lives and Legacies 111). In the late 1840s she got highly involved with abolitionist movement and
Hooks, who would face the most adversity in her life compared to Taylor Mill and Feltd, growing up in the working class as an African American. This adversity would turn out to be hope, as she saw the many issues faced by women, African Americans and by Feminists themselves. Hooks who had a poorer more turbulent background would petition many more issues having a much different view of equality, then the upper middle class Taylor Mills and Feltd. It’s clear that these people’s backgrounds shaped what they would fight for, how they would do it and in the end their own views of
Eventually she pursued a secondary education at Cornell University and married a supportive husband Marty Ginsburg. Through his encouragement and her determination, Mrs. Ginsburg went to Harvard Law School as a Mother, which was frowned upon at the time. Many of these prejudices against women and the struggle she faced lead to her involvement in women’s rights and equality. She became a lawyer and eventually rose up to become a supreme court justice, in the highest court in the land. Honest and hardworking americans, like President Bill Clinton, the first female supreme court justice Sandra Day O'Connor, Harvard professor and dean Albert Sacks, Marty Ginsburg and more have helped Mrs. Ginsburg to where she is today.
She was married to a powerful patriarch and had two children with him. She worked as a reader in a cigar plantation and helped educated the planters. This job gave her to opening to start the mobilization for workers’ rights through labor unions. She is often falsely depicted and remembered as a “lady” and “damsel”, despite dressing in men’s clothing. In 1904, Capetillo began to write essays, titled "Mi Opinión" in which she discussed her radical (for the time) feminist ideas.
In the novel titled, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Jacobs, wanted to write about her experiences as a slave and how she managed to escape from slavery. This novel can be entitled to many themes, but the theme that touched me the most was about all the slave women and how they were treated. I think that Jacobs emphasized how for slave women the situation was the worst because they were always viewed as sex objects. I believe that Harriet Jacobs thought that women were expected to obey their masters all the time and had so much responsibilities to do. Jacobs gave reference to all of this by providing her life events; for example when Dr. Flint told her, “you deserve it… to be under such treatment… forget the meaning of the word peace.”
Nellie McClung was a political activist. She was also a charmer with a gift for oratory and a delightful sense of humour. Her spirited leadership rallied others to the cause of women's suffrage in Manitoba in the early 20th century. As a young girl, Nellie questioned traditional "women's roles."
In 1773, there were slaves all over colonial America working in plantations, and cleaning their masters houses. It wasn’t common for a slave to be writing poetry with their owners consent. Phyllis Wheatley’s success as the first African American published poet was what inspired generations to tell her story. It was her intellectual mind and point of view that made her different from others, both black and white. Phyllis’s story broke the barrier for all African American writers, and proved that no matter the gender or race, all human beings are capable of having an intelligent state of mind.