Woman suffrage was a rough time for woman. They proved in many ways, to men and the government, that they were capable of having the responsibility to vote. Except, no one seemed to care and thought that they were not ready. Allowing women to vote is a right because otherwise it would be considered oppression, women are just as capable as men to vote, and they will help improve the government. First of all, if women were not granted the right to vote, it would be considered oppression.
Although she was born into a wealthy household, she did not have a particularly happy childhood. This experience allowed her to empathize better with the less fortunate, in addition to being woman. I think her courage to become an influential woman in the male-dominant political sphere was fueled by her vision of equality. For example, she continues her work in hopes that one day, more women will participate in the government. She was aware of the public’s attention on her.
Nancy Fraser captures this sentiment in her argument on recognition and redistribution (Rai, 1999:87). While quotas increase the representation of women, it is mainly elite women who have access to the political system, which does not directly translate into policies that address the needs of poor women. Although quotas can overcome barriers to “equality of opportunity,” the relationship between women’s increased representation and the pursuit of gender equitable public policy is not always linear. As Fraser has articulated, women’s struggles for justice thus encompass both struggles for recognition as well as for redistribution (Rai, 1999: 87). Thus seeing representation through the recognition-redistribution lens offers new ways to think
The difference between ladies and women might not be overt but it is very much there. While the word women is used to describe any female human the age of 18 or above, ladies is used to describe a special kind of woman, one that is ranked higher in society and more respected. So, what these signs are subconsciously telling saying is that, white women are a higher class and should be respected more than black women. Last year my friend and I were having a debate as to why he should not refer to women as “females” rather than “women”. Being the man that he is, on the surface, he didn’t see that there was a problem with what he was doing.
Women are more likely to fight against the men or against other women because they want to identify with what the other deny them (Melucci, 1996). In other words, women and girls are more likely to continue to fight and pursue jobs of power in order to be identified as powerful, accomplished, strong women, which is what they are denied by other people. However, in order for that to happen we need to be recognized by others in order to confirm and determine who we are. Along with identity, collective identity is another tactic used in the film. Seen in the documentary there is a collective interest of feminists to prevent the objectification of women.
In our advanced 21st century, it is hard to imagine our society as anything short of perfect. After all, we have come a long way from our seafaring ancestors. However, the reality is that despite how we may sometimes avoid seeing it, our society is anything but perfect. A very prevalent issue today is that despite laws being set in place to enforce the equal treatment of men and women, women all over the world today still face poor treatment and discrimination. Because of how deep and long this problem has run, revising discriminatory laws may not abolish discrimination and legislating laws that endorse gender equality may not necessarily create equality.
In the article, “Move Over Boys”, by Sara Maratta, she argues that women have very limited roles in the sports industry, and that the lack of gender equality is present because of the preexisting stereotypes about women’s involvement in sports. According to Maratta “Female athletes are just as capable and accomplished as the men, yet fans do not give them the chance to prove that they deserve to be admired and followed” (Maratta 539). Maratta's point is that our society depreciates women in sports, because we have the misconception that men are suppose to be better than women in everything they do. Maratta also claims that female athletes must look feminine at all times to be acknowledged in the sports industry (Maratta 539). In other words,
In today society Feminists ought to disagree about what sexism consists in, and what exactly to be done about it. In addition, Feminism is the belief that women should be treated as potential equals and as social equals to men. A woman should have the right to vote, when an election is approaching, a women will declare that one thing is certain, they will vote. And not only this, the selected political woman must represent the real female values such as more women in senior positions, support of the poor and marginalized in society and openness and tolerance towards other races and religions. These circumstances are the reason why many political parties nowadays have women as presidents.
Many impacts of the movement cause by women 's suffrage was due to many impacts they had on society. An example of this came from "Under equal suffrage...men...look upon their sisters not as playthings or as property, but as equal and fellow citizens" (Kauffman 2). The equality of women was a major key they wanted in order to share the quality of rights in the world. These women were actually qualified to have a say in the right to vote (Kauffman 2). Another study occurred that it was mention that women were just as smart as men in the same areas where women actually graduated more girls from high school than boys (Kauffman 2).