In the world, people express their ideas through speeches. Let’s, let look on the two speeches of Susan B. Anthony and Elie Wiesel. The first speech is “On Women's Right to Vote” by Susan B. Anthony and the second one is “The Perils of Indifference” by Elie Wiesel. Both speeches have some similarities and differences. While the speech of Susan B. Anthony on women’s right to vote and Elie Wiesel on Perils of Indifference explores the theme of human rights, in Susan B. Anthony’s speech, was more concerned with the right of women to vote while Elie Wiesel’s speech was talking about the indifference among people in the world.
August of 1920, the year that became a remarkable change for women, allowing them to vote. Before that, women weren’t allowed to vote and women such as Susan B. Anthony fought for that right. In her letter “On Women’s Right to Vote”, she furthers her purpose by telling all the citizens of the United States that women are people too and are entitled the right to vote just as their male companions. Throughout the speech, Anthony uses pathos, ethos, logos and other rhetorical devices to push her point across. In her letter, her second paragraph she states the US Constitution., giving her major credibility.
Throughout her speech she emphasizes the discrimination against women, using the right to vote, the roles in marriage, and unequal wages as her evidence. Pankhurst emphasized how women never had the right to vote. In her speech, she mentions two women that challenged Liberal Leader Sir Edward Grey by asking, "When are you going to give votes to women?" This shows how those two women were fearless and did not think about the consequences. They stood for what they thought was right, but the society reacted by rejecting them.
Theory The theory that will be used in this paper is the liberalism feminist theory. Liberal feminism has its core in the fight for women to have the same fundamental democratic rights as men. They see women’s lower position in society as a consequence from earlier in history when they have been excluded from political and legal rights, and also that they have been stopped from participating in the work life on the same conditions as men. Instead they have been directed to the private sphere of the family. Historically, liberal feminists have fought for education for women, for legal rights and especially for women’s right to vote.
Suffrages chose to take a more militant style approach to capture the attention of the government in a way that could not be ignored. They became a public nuisance in terms of publically demonstrating their frustration through actions rather than words. In “Freedom or Death,” Pankhurst speaks on behalf of the suffrage women, “we were called militant, and were quite willing to accept the name. We were determined to press this question of the enfranchisement of women to the point where we were no longer ignored by the politicians” (Pankhurst, 2). Though militant had a negative association, the suffragists prided their actions fighting for an honourable peace.
The logic in Wilson’s quote as it relates to women’s suffrage is if democracy is the right of those who submit to authority to have a voice in their own government than why do women not allow to vote because they too submit to authority as men do. She used that logical reasoning to convince Congress and her audience. Throughout the speech, it is believed that Catt uses a thoughtful but defensive
Feminism, however, can be defined as: “a concern with action, political or personal, the struggle for equality; valuing the individual, respect for the individual; and having an awareness or consciousness of oppression which may be experienced by women directly or men vicariously through women’s experiences” (Allan, 1993). According to the Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy, the true goal of feminism is not for women to have more power than men, but to eliminate sexism and for society to express equality for everyone (Haslanger & Tuana, 2004). Earlier, feminism and nursing were not interrelated; however, the integration of the ideals of feminism into nursing could change the
The first strand that will be discussed will be that of Liberal feminism which focuses on the issues of gender equality. This theory has influenced the breeding of social activists whose main concern has been conceived as to protect and mend the political and social freedom of life. This has transcended to waging legal and political clashes against gender based violence on a domestic level among others. Feminist political philosophers have enlightened the distinct separation of domestic and public and their influence on maintaining patriarchal domination of women. The domestic setup such as the family has provided for this type of notion, given the roles of bearing children and being caregivers in the household (McAfee, 2014).
Mary Wollstonecraft does not agree with the statement that women don not have enough mentally strength to become morally good by themselves. She says that: “To account for, and excuse the tyranny of man, many ingenious arguments have been brought forward to prove, that the two sexes, in the acquirement of virtue, ought to aim at attaining a very different character: or, to speak explicitly, women are not allowed to have sufficient strength of mind to acquire what really deserves the name of virtue. Yet it should seem, allowing them to have souls, that there is but one way appointed by Providence to lead mankind to either virtue or happiness.” Mary Wollstonecraft believes that if women have souls they supposed to have rational power as men. “Thus Milton describes our first frail mother; though when he tells us that women are formed for softness and sweet attractive grace, I cannot comprehend his meaning, unless, in the true Mahometan strain, he meant to deprive us of souls, and insinuate that we were beings only designed by sweet attractive grace, and docile blind obedience, to gratify the senses of man when he can no longer soar on the wing of contemplation.” Then she added that the women should be kept as children and taught nothing but skill for pleasing the husbands. She agrees that children should be kept innocent.
French feminist and revolutionary Olympre De Gouge famous for her Declaration of the Rights of Woman and the Female Citizen (1791), even if often speaking about God, was a strong campaigner against religious marriage which she deemed "love and trust's grave”. A Polish feminist, who had publicly confessed her disbelief in Judaism, Ernestine Rose, opposed referring to religion when discussing women’s rights during her lecture in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1851. She claimed that human rights and freedom of women were predicated upon "the laws of humanity" and therefore, women did not require the written authority of either Paul or Moses, because "those laws and the claim are prior" to both. Rose, Ernestine. "A Troublesome Female"Archived from the original on
In one particular letter, Abigail, who was a feminist, wrote to John, "in the new Code of Laws… I desire you would Remember the ladies, and be more generous and favorable to them… Do not put such unlimited power in the hands of the Husbands." To which John responds, "as to your extraordinary Code of Laws, I cannot but laugh." In Abigail 's letter, she was pleading with her husband to give women not only voting rights, but other rights as well. Abigail 's appeal for women 's rights revealed that women in this society were powerless, and consequently Abigail had to implore John. Moreover, John said he could not but laugh, which portrayed Abigail 's idea as outlandish.
Anthony conquered in her life and what was she involved in. So with this being, the purpose of the paper is to define the biography of Susan B. Anthony and what she did for the women in the world. The one word that might arise when Susan B. Anthony is brought up is outspoken. Anthony was a women’s right campaigner, who was in search of making women the same opportunities as the men did. At first she advocated dressing the way women were ‘supposed’ to dress.
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. She wanted to make sure that all women would then have a voice, and not just be snared upon simply because looked at her as nothing more than a woman. After this wake up call, in 1852 Anthony and Stanton paired up and organized the New York State Temperance Society, along with the two fighting for women 's rights.The two together formed the New York State Woman 's Rights Committee. And later Anthony began petitioning for women the right to own property along with them gaining the right to vote. In 1856, she worked for an anti-slavery agency and fought for this until the civil war period then she could