She led a group of women to vote illegally in Rochester, New York. After two weeks, Anthony and 14 other women were arrested because they had no legal right to vote. She was charged 100 USD as a punishment, but she refused to pay. In 1900, Anthony was eighty years old and she retired as the President of the National Woman Suffrage Association. She said that she knew the victory would come, but it would not come while she still alive.
Steinem later accredited her mother’s inability to keep a job to the hostile attitudes towards women in the workspace. In addition to this, her mother’s experiences with mental illness also exposed Steinem to social injustices that were pivotal in sparking her involvement in the feminist movements. It was these aspects of her life
"The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State on account of sex"--Nineteenth Amendment, U.S. Constitution. Until the 1910s, most states did not give women the right to vote. The amendment was the culmination of the women 's suffrage movement in the United States, which fought at both state and national levels to achieve the vote. On August 18, 1920, it appeared that Tennessee had ratified the amendment, the result of a change of vote by 24 year-old legislator Harry Burn at the insistence of his elderly mother, but those against the amendment managed to delay official ratification (www.archives.gov). Tennessee played a key role in the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote in 1920.
Aung San Suu Kyi is another example for breaking the law to help her people obtain power. She helped to found the National League for Democracy in Myanmar while under military-rule. The punishment for this law breaking was fifteen years under house arrest. Aung San is known by her people as a symbol of peaceful resistance and power while her county was facing oppression. Although Julius Caesar broke the law to start a war while Nelson Mandela and Aung San Suu Kyi broke the law for peace, all these people broke the law for power.
On November 5, 1872 Susan B. Anthony had voted and was imprisoned for it two weeks later. Did she have the right to vote, or was she wrong? She was wrong to a lot of people but not the women and to the court reasoning she was imprisoned for it. Although she was wrong to vote and breaking the law I believed that her motives were for the greater good of humanity. Susan B. Anthony, born February 5, 1820 raised in a Quakers household.
Besides that, Maud Gonne had a significant role in the Irish fight for independence. She was an Irish revolutionary and a founder of Irish Nationalist group. “Why should I blame her that she filled my days with misery” - this line in the poem can be interpreted in two ways. Firstly, given that he was obsessed with Maud Gonne, proposed her various times and got rejected this certainly is referring to her. She keeps pushing him away and brakes his heart multiple times and this UNCONDITIONAL love fills Yeats’ life with misery.
This humanities passage is from a speech by Susan B. Anthony, a 19th-century women’s rights leader. Susan B. Anthony, the leader in the women’s rights movement, has voted at the last Presidential election, and was branded as a criminal who refuses to follow the U.S. Law. However, in this speech, she asserts that she has not committed crime, but only is simply aware of her and all United States citizens’ rights. Anthony, as one of the suffragettes, justifies her decision of voting and clarifies her firm favor of women’s suffrage. In this passage, she uses various types of argument in order to convince the audience via three strategies: appeals to authorities, stylistic choices, rhetorical question, and appeal to emotions.
The first example would be when Sarah remarks the Graveyard of Failed Hopes is “an all-female establishment”; ironic since she would become a driving force of change for the better. Sarah is discouraged to be a jurist by her family, even told essentially to give up her dreams and go husband hunting. Around the time Sarah Grimké was around, I’m sure a lot of women faced gender stereotypes such as that. Not only were they slaves to their family’s expectations, but also the rules of society. The world was very biased against females in all aspects back then, some of those prejudices still live on today.
For centuries women were always supposed to just bear their husband’s child, and be nothing more than a mother and wife. This created lots of problems, such as the millions of childbirth related deaths and home abortions.This eventually sparked an initiative in Margaret Sanger. As a result of the death of Margaret Sanger’s mother due to multiple childbirths, Sanger was motivated to finding a prevention of pregnancy that could potentially save lives (Gibbs, Van Pyke and Adams 41). This task, however was not easily achieved. Sanger experienced multiple roadblocks on her journey to fight for the invention, as well as women’s rights to accessing oral contraceptives.
But, in Susan B. Anthony’s speech, she hits upon the point that women are just as righteous as men to uphold the same rights. 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. She was told to pay a fine, however
“These two amendments allowed men to vote, but still permitted states to deny the vote to women” (Kirk, G. & Okazawa-Rey, M. 2013). Once they submitted their votes, they immediately had a warrant out for them because women were not able to vote during this time. After they were caught, they were taken to trial, which lasted for a long year (McDavitt 1944). However, the question for women suffrage bubbled up to the service, which proved to legislation that they needed equal rights for women (McDavitt 1944). According to the textbook, Elizabeth Stanton and Susan B. Anthony formed the Woman Suffrage Association and started working towards getting the women the right to vote (Kirk, G. & Okazawa-Rey, M. 2013).
She began going to anti-slavery conferences leading to her acquaintance with Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Anthony was also involved in the temperance movement, revolving around completely stopping the production and consumption to all alcoholic beverages. While working with this Susan became inspired to fight for women 's rights. This inspired her so much because once she was refused the chance to speak at a temperance convention because she was a woman. She then realized that if women wanted to be addressed in the political world she would need to make sure that all women would gain the right to vote.