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. She further explains the distinction made between men and women by the
Anthony’s speech on the women’s right to vote and Elie Wiesel’s speech on the perils of indifference, there are also some differences. The speech of Susan B. Anthony was talking about the discrimination of women in voting while Elie Wiesel in his speech was talking about the indifference among the people. In her speech, Susan B. Anthony was talking about how women do not have the rights to vote as men while they were citizens. In her speech, she says that “The only question left to be settled now is: Are women persons? And I hardly believe any of our opponents will have the hardihood to say they are not.
Before the women’s rights movement gained momentum, women were treated unfairly, so they united together to fight for their rights. During the nineteenth century, women lacked many basic, human rights and were often belittled by men because it was believed they could not be as superior as them. Women were discriminated in law, religion, education, politics, and professions (Finkelman 405). Unfortunately, there is a lengthy list of rights women didn’t obtain. Once the reform movement began, however, abolitionist women realized their rights could be compared to those of slaves, and a few bold women decided to do something about the inequality of men and women (Finkelman 405).
She used that logical reasoning to convince Congress and her audience. Throughout the speech, it is believed that Catt uses a thoughtful but defensive
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.
The metaphors both defend the suffragette cause and rally women to join it. One of Pankhurst’s most pertinent metaphors is her comparison of the fight for equality for women to a war, stating “I do not come here as an advocate… I am here as a soldier who has temporarily left the field of battle in order to explain… what civil war is like when civil war is waged by women. ”(Pankhurst). For the rest of the speech Pankhurst refers to herself as a soldier. This metaphor was imperative to the effectiveness of her speech because the country was on the brink of war with Germany(“History - Emmeline Pankhurst.”).
The historical momentum of black feminism can be said to be the speech ‘Ain’t I a woman’ delivered by Sojourner Truth in 1851 at Women’s Convention in Akron, Ohio; Truth vividly contrast the character of oppression faced by black women contrasted to the white women’s; the white woman as delicate, emotional, and submissive to the white man contrasted to the black woman who is denigrated and abused by the racist society of the slavery era, confined to heavy work (Smith, 2008). Intersectionality is so important in the black feminist discourse, because it captures the daily experience of the black woman based on double-discrimination of race and sex, they both serve equally in this interplay of structures and identities that places the black woman in various systems of social control (Crenshaw,
Alice Walker (1944- ) is considered as a writer who is the powerful woman at expressing political and social struggles on feminism. According to my perception, she has been named as a militant without weapon in order to bring equality for regarding inferior of black women in all the nations. Her vision consistently mirrors her concern with racial and political issues, particularly with the black woman's struggle for spiritual and political survival. Her political awareness, her Southern heritage, and her sense of the freedom made greatness into the revolution. Much of her writing reveals her concern for black women and their families.
For example, many women in Gilead agree with the government and help to keep other women in check. One would blame the Commander’s Wife for not showing team spirit to her gender and rebelling against Gilead, without understanding that this is actually an expectation, since it believes that gender is the most important trait, while really it is just a smaller version of the anti-individual totalitarianism of Gilead. Atwood may be reminding her readers that women by tradition have served to impose the rules of a patriarchal society, from the manner of responsibility for the socialization of young girls to the enforcement of adult individualists through mockery or isolation. In a way, The Handmaid’s Tale is about the present as well as the future, suggesting that until there are large changes in women’s and men’s understanding and social way, society will continue to be in danger of this kind of
“You know, most of this feminism business was nothing more than white American women telling non-white women what to do and how to do it, with this patronizing if you become just like me you’ll be free, bullsh*t.” (James 192) In this quote it uses racism to show the problems involved in the country at the time, showing how the whites often told the black women what to do and how to do it, and telling them that they’ll be free because of it, and as you can see the black women didn’t agree. Another factor that went into Jamaica’s problems was sexism. “Woman breed baby, but man can only make Frankenstein.
The purpose of this speech is to prove that women are citizens, and should be granted the right to vote. The reason for Anthony 's speech, other than her being a women 's rights activist, is that herself and a group of her followers were unfairly jailed for having voted in the 1872 presidential election (Peck and Wilmore). The judge wouldn’t let her speak on her own defense because he believed women were too incompetent to defend themselves in court (Peck and Wilmore). In this speech Anthony goes on to say that she didn’t commit a crime but simply,”...exercised [her] citizen’s rights, guaranteed to [her] and all United States citizens...”. Anthony also emphasizes that while black males were allowed to vote by the fourteenth and fifteenth
One of the resolutions was to resolve a law that prevented women from occupying a position in society. A main resolution in the declaration was that women were created equal. One hundred people signed the Declaration of Sentiments. The major theme of the Declaration of Sentiments was an attack at women rights and that they should have the same rights as men because
Finally in 1920, the nineteenth amendment was presented and allowed the women in the United States the right to vote (Kirk, G. & Okazawa-Rey, M. (2013). When thinking about how the women felt about not be able to speak up with voting situations is horrible. We are truly blessed that there were women who spoke their mind and changed the women’s lives for the
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