Life for women in 19th century was starting to look better. Industrial revolution gave women opportunity to become more independent. Women started fighting for rights and they wanted to be as equal as men. Women’s lives in 19th century improved in Europe by feminist movements, increase in education and new technology. Feminist Barbara Leigh-Smith Bodichon fought for women’s right to own property and change the laws of women’s marriage .
Carrie Chapman Catt uses a lot of ideas about democracy in her speech that was logical. Catt uses logic to appeal to her audience from the first reason of women suffrage inevitability to the end of the speech. Catt uses the Declaration of independence, which turn out to be the basic rule of government (Catt, 1917). This is because it states that all men (women) are created equal and Catt used that along with the quote from Woodrow Wilson that states “we are fighting for the things which we have always carried nearest to our hearts: for democracy, for the right of those who submit to authority to have a voice in their own government” (Catt, 1917). 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.
Who were the founders and what methods did they use? What were their successes and/or failures? Women’s Suffrage Movement gave women the right to vote in elections during the late 19th century. Women organizations nationally and even globally formed efforts to gain voting and equal civil rights for women. Women's Suffrage Movement has taught many students about the importance of gender equality and how women deserve the same rights and benefits that a man is given.
As part of the movement, in 1913, Pankhurst carried her appeal to the United States, where she delivered her famous speech Why Are We Militant. Therein, she expressed her ideas about women 's suffrage. She gave a talk to encourage American men and women to give political rights to women. In her speech, she states that both men and women are created equal and hence due to this equality women should have political rights too. Throughout her speech she emphasizes the discrimination against women, using the right to vote, the roles in marriage, and unequal wages as her evidence.
When taking a look at modern society, it is not so unusual to see women working outside their houses and some are even in charge of important positions. However, it was not too long ago that women started to obtain rights equal to men. Back in 1848, Seneca Falls Convention was held in New York and women’s rights activists claimed for equal rights (Vogelstein). After this convention, people around the world took actions to fight for women’s rights, especially in the United States. As a result, women in the United States won voting rights in 1870 and eighty years later, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Right (Vogelstein).
Skeptics may wonder: “What is so special about the fact that women are allowed to vote?” I believe that despite all controversial views this event was a huge shift for social change and future breakthrough in this area. For the American feminist movement such impetus was the successful story of the suffrage movement during the First World War, including the adoption of the 19th Amendment. The history of women’s struggle for their rights is very long and sometimes seems endless. “The Age of Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution in the 18th and 19th centuries opened up job opportunities for women, released them from domestic confines and provided them with new social freedoms” (Repetto, 2010, p. 178).These improvements would be a platform for further achievements of women in public, including the
They wanted everyone to understand that being in control of their own bodies did not mean that they were no longer forcibly taken by their husbands but rather, they had the choice to pursue someone when they decided they wanted to. Jane Addams, one of the era’s most defining reformers, believed that women needed to reach for their dreams and be open in communities because the ideas and aspirations of women could better the corruption of the government. Addams did not only want white American women to be fighting for their rights but immigrant and African American women as well so in 1889 she founded the Hull House. Over 400 of these houses sprouted across the country by 1910, providing housing for thousands of impoverished immigrants. She built schools to educate the children and created jobs so the parents could make a living (721).
Their dream is primarily domestic. For Meg she wants to have a lovely house, good food and a lots of many. Meg should understand that love is much superior than luxury; she should also learn to put a man as her first priority; and she ought to understand that without a domestic routine work to keep them active, women will be lazy. As for Beth, she is the ideal of little woman. Her dream is “to stay at home safe with Father and Mother, and help take care of the family”(140).
Today more than 100,000 girls play sports once considered to be “guys only.” I would like to talk to you today about equal rights, how women have the same skills as men , and how boys and girls work together to become better teammates and also better friends. This is why I think girls should be allowed on boys’ sports teams. First, girls should have equal rights. For years there were women who worked very hard to accomplish equality. These women fought for what they believed in, which brought Title IX into action.
The Feminist Movement was a series of campaigns for changes on issues such as reproductive rights, domestic violence, maternity leave, equal pay, women's suffrage, sexual harassment and sexual violence all of which fall under the label of feminism and the feminist movement during the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. The Purpose of the Women's Liberation Movement was to recognize a woman’s dignity and worth, and to enable women to enjoy equal rights with men in the workplace and to allow women to have more more control of their lives. Before the 1960s women were expected to marry early and have children. They were not expected to go out and have jobs of their own and if they were, those jobs were “pink collar jobs” and they were not high paying
She was a foundation member of the Children 's Protection Society in 1906, She was among the first women appointed to its bench in 1915; also an early woman justice of the peace (1920), she constantly urged the appointment of women to such positions. Among her many achievements, Edith Cowan was also obtaining votes for women in Western Australia. The Guidance of infants acts (1922) abled woman to attended courts if their husbands left them without ample conservation also arguing Edith’s point that woman should be entitled to share their husbands income. During World war 1, already heavily engaged in social welfare, she took on the wide range of war work worked tirelessly for the Red Cross, contributed on the formation of the WA league of Nations Union and started up the Soldiers ' Welcome Home campaign, being awarded an OBE for her work for
Once the meeting had begun, there were various mentioning of women suffrage. They quoted, “all men and women are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator…” (History). This meant that the belief for women’s right to vote was circulating in their minds; thus, this was the beginning to the path for women suffrage. Susan B. Anthony, including other female advocates, believed that they can extend to universal suffrage. The right for suffrage was not only for women, but it was also for African Americans.
In 1902 was when Minnie really became more involved with suffrage issues. After marrying B. J. Cunningham in 1902 she began to get more involved with volunteer organizations. In 1912 one of the many volunteer organizations was the Wednesday Club which focused on women’s suffrage and children’s rights. When she first found that she had a passionate interest about suffrage she was able to realize that it was women who were truly the ones that deserved equality she was able to further become interested in women’s issues as a member of the Women’s Health Protective Association also known as the WHPA and the Galveston Equal Suffrage Association also known as GESA. It was in these organizations that Minnie was able to develop skills for public speaking because she was always the one to volunteer to speak at public events and in front of groups of legislators.