It’s important to remember our history as American women. The Women’s Reform Movement was crucial in the U.S. because it was a precursor to women being able to vote. Some of the key leaders were Susan B Anthony, Anna Howard Shaw, Carrie Chapman Catt, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Lucy Stone. They used various strategies such as lectures, pamphlets, lobbying for better education, women’s labor unions, speeches, and conventions. Speeches, particularly the one made by Susan B. Anthony, were influential in affecting the way people viewed the rights of women.
By catching the attention of young and old, male and female people she is holding beneficial power and showing these followers the power of unity and what it will bring. Since making it clear that she is an action taking feminist, she has been strongly attempting to improve rights and equality for genders in our global society. Although rather than being bias and only fighting for women’s rights, she is appealing to everyone by fighting for gender equality throughout the sexes. Her aim is to show people the power of unity. “It is time that we all see gender as a spectrum instead of two sets of opposing ideals.” Emma’s influence in society has been huge.
The progressive era was a historical movement in time where extensive social activism and political reform were taking place all across America. If would be inadequate to say that one class of women, either the working class or the middle class, were affected more or less than the other by this era. They were both handing different forms of change and reform, but all of equal value. The working class women were piloting research, implementing reformation programs, attempting to increase wages, improve working conditions, and lobbying legislation to make positive changes. Amongst the working class women were many notable women that changed history.
In the analysis include at least TWO woman reformers whose views you think might most agree with the views of the author you are analyzing and show why? Judith Sargent Murray: She was a essayist, playwright, poet and letter writer in the late 18th and early 19th century America. She was one of the earliest proponents of the idea of equality among men and women. She was of the view that women in no way inferior to men in intellectual capacities and should be given equal opportunity to achieve economic independence. She even adopted a masculine pen name so that her readers would not dismiss her views just because she was a woman.
Zora Neal Hurston wrote during a time when gender inequality was strongly present in society. She was an effective author that shed light on a deep social issue that is still relevant today. Throughout her short story "Sweat", Hurston acknowledges the hard work and sweat it has taken women over the years to survive in a culture that has not really acknowledged them as it should. She brings light to the even deeper oppression African American women have had to bear and gives hope to a future of hope and independence
In the 1900’s, life started to changed for women; they started to gain a higher position in society, they were able to demand more rights and they started thinking and acting freely and independently. Although the process towards women’s rights was challenging, it was all worth it for future generations once the 19th Amendment was ratified. Starting of by the famous Seneca Falls Convention, the fight for women’s rights began. Many attempts were made to fight the oppression like conventions, campaigns, people, propaganda, etc. It was a very long and harsh process to gain their rights; women witnessed other races overcoming discrimination while they were still ignored.
Feminism and gender studies have been a prominent field of study since their introduction to society well over 200 years ago. One of the most prominent theories of feminism emerged during this time and remains a significant field of research since it was implemented: intersectionality. Intersectionality as a feminist theory and application takes into consideration the multiple layers of a person that come together to form a person’s whole identity (K. Davis, 2009; Mann, 2013). Historically, the focus has been on race, gender, class, and age (Winch, 2014; Farrell, 2013). As intersectionality gained strength over the next few years, the media took advantage of feminist movement.
Ela Baker was the Executive Director of the SCLC and helped to organize SNCC, as well as guide them through their organization. These women where an integral role in the civil rights movement, they held positions of power within different organizations such as Executive Director. They were the organizers and helped to distribute material regarding when protests would happen. What we should learn when discussing women in the civil right movement is that they are underrepresented. The women of the civil right movement were key to achieving every victory, and they faced twice the adversity.
Feminism is a word that has changed over time, it is not fixed, but has a broad meaning. It has been used in conjunction with liberal, socialist, radical, cultural, spiritual, black, multicultural, and plenty others. Eventually, the Women’s Liberation Movement adopted the term feminist because is was simple and appealing. The term has now gained the basic meaning of women engaging in activities to foster their development. Today, the causes of the term being notorious are the numerous campaigns that have arisen.
So, feminism, which is one of the biggest social movements around the world, can change public opinion. We will show this by analysing different feminist movements and the effects they had on their respective areas (social, economic, political etc. ), focusing on the United States because of the vast amount of movements of this kind. ORGANIZAR ESTA PARTE POR
Being a young woman in America, I consider one of the greatest moments in time to be the years from early 1800s to 1920. This was a period in time where women fought not to just be in this world but to play a major part in its existence. However, to do this, they needed such things as the right to vote, own property, serve a jury, and even speak in public. This moment in time is recorded in our history books as the Women’s Suffrage Movement in America. This paper will take a look into some of the hurdles they had to leap at and important people who made major milestones along the way.