In the year of 1873, Susan B. Anthony had been arrested for casting an illegal vote at the last presidential election. This time period was known as the Women’s Rights Movement. Many women were beginning to acknowledge that they were treated unfairly by society’s standards against them, and had began to stand up for themselves and their fellow women. At this time, women were not allowed to vote. Most were stay-at-home mothers because men did not find them suitable for most jobs the men accommodated, and society discouraged them from even getting a real education.
They weren't accepted to work anywhere, unless it was a feminine job for example a seamstress or in a factory. In an article written by Susan Moller Okin she states that “ Because some of women's most basic rights to freedom of movement and to work outside of the home, and to bodily integrity and freedom from violence has been in the international news lately.” this shows that female freedom was a big movement throughout the united states. Throughout history women have been punished for trying to stand out and to fight for their rights.
As, being a woman I have the privilege to take part in political and social affairs such as voting and being able to obtain an education. Due to all the influential women such as Susan B Anthony, Lucretia Mott etc. having fought for women’s rights have given women a chance to voice their opinion on political matters and represent their individuality in today’s society. The feminist movement led to significant changes within education for women as educational institutions welcomed women. Due to these changes women were able to obtain education, which still continues today, as I am personally able to attend a university in order to obtain a degree allowing me to enter different fields at the same level as men within the society.
Instead of sitting quietly in peaceful protests and campaigns, she refused to be a small voice in a sea of power-hungry men and oppressed women and made herself and women’s struggles known to America. She grabbed America’s attention through various tactics, including marches and picketing in front of the White House, and fought for equality until her death. As a young girl, Alice Paul had originally been introduced to the women’s suffrage movement through her mother, who would often take her to
Alice Paul is a woman who fought for women’s suffrage through the formation of organizations, assembling protests, rallies, parades and the ratification of the 19th amendment. Alice Paul proved she was a brave woman when she stood outside of the White House to protest about women’s suffrage. The signs the picketers held were created intending to put conflict towards President Wilson. Paul and a group of women from the National Women’s Party were protesting outside the White House, when the police came and arrested them for “Obstructing Traffic”. While they were in prison, Paul started a hunger strike by herself first and then eventually the other National Women’s Party members went on a hunger strike to prove that they weren’t giving up and would fight through anything.
Studies show that there are a slew of health issues that are associated with working in a maquiladora. According to Inside Mexico’s Maquiladoras: Manufacturing Health Disparities by Stephanie Navarro pregnancy is one of the top issues for maquiladora workers. The Mexican labor law mandates that pregnant women are paid for maternity leave, but it’s been found that employers actually coerce the workers into resigning so they don’t have to pay. Some employers take it a step further to ensure that employees don’t get pregnant at all. “These accounts range from reports that women are regularly punched in the stomach, such that they are unable to sustain pregnancies, to reports of managers monitoring menstrual cycles to ensure that workers are not pregnant.” (Navarro, Pg.2) Another serious issue according to Navarro is sexual harassment.
Poverty was almost like a curse given to Rosa Vargas by her husband, who “left without even leaving a dollar for bologna or a note explaining how come” (29). Many women today with young children are forced to take care of their families as single mothers without the support of the father. These women are often too busy taking care of the children to find a job. The fact that Rosa is a Hispanic affects her ability to find a job as well. Even if she did have the time, her ethnicity and gender would be cause for discrimination.
(Rowell 10, Yousafzai 31) Because of all the protests for women’s rights, the Taliban eventually let girls go to school with many restrictions such as wearing a shiela to cover their entire face. Eventually, the Taliban started to blow up girls’ schools so that they would be unable to go back to school after winter break. The laws that were inflicted by the Taliban, impacted, mainly, women.
Although the number of nursery schools in Japan is increasing, the government does not meet the demand perfectly and the nursery schools do not have enough employees. In February 2016, a passage named “go to hell Japan” spread rapidly on twitter. In that article, a 30-year old would have been back to her job and reduced the economic stress of this family. However, her one-year-old son needed her care as her application was rejected by the the understaffed nursery school. It was unavoidable that she would lose her job or nobody was going to serve her son because the young couple needed money to build a better future for their son.
Women who have earned a high school diploma have been said to lose about $700,000 throughout their life of work, and women that have earned a degree in college may result in a loss up to as much as $1.2 million dollars (now.org). This is definitely a big loss for women and their families living with them throughout their life, but this unequal pay still carries on once they have decided to retire (now.org). Once a woman retires, they still receive unequal social security welfare compared to what a man gets, and lots of other financial assets. The unequal pay is even worse for a woman with children, especially if a woman were a stay-at-home mom and then decide to work again (now.org). Studies show that businesses are less likely to hire women with children, and if women with children do get hired, they suffer an even lower pay than women in general, whereas fathers with children do not receive this punishment (now.org).