Since she was a women her dream was unattainable and if she wanted to get an opportunity to become an actress again she would have to work very hard to do so. Dreams are hard to attain without discrimination, but with discrimination it is even harder to do, for this reason women had a hard time of achieving their dream, “While some women surely found some satisfaction in their domestic roles and knew their work to be both hard and necessary, many were aware that domestic labor was not only undervalued by their fellow Americans but also would never lead to success and stature”(Loranger). This quote proves that with discrimination against gender it was hard to attain the American Dream because even while doing work
Increasingly, women recognised that campaigning was limited whilst women could not make their voices heard directly. As one entity fighting for their rights, women would eventually earn the right to vote. To finish off the poem, “...Makes a fountain of touches/Truly divine” is the perfect summation of the feminist movement, and can be applied to the fight against racism, homosexims, violence, and more. It is incredible to think that a simple touch, physically or emotionally, has the power to shape the world. The poem tells me that with my hope, your hope, and the hope of all women put together, anything is possible.
Women handled that situation perfectly. Some women were excited, because they as well did not want to be seen as a cooking and cleaning machine. If it wasn’t for Alice Paul, I would not have the right to vote. I would not have the right to an education. I would not have the right to be employed and earn money on my own.
Throughout history, women have had to fight against stigma and stereotypes in society. In every era, from the ancient world to present day, females have been persecuted and taken advantage of due to their gender. In our previous set of readings, the female protagonists were strong characters who defied weak stereotypes, but were still viewed as lesser beings than men. In our second group of readings, where were written more recently, women saw a slight increase in their sovereignty. All depict women as powerful figures who use their wits to make a better life for themselves.
Women had no rights so, there were two women who fought for Women’s Rights. These two women were Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. They were leaders in the women’s rights movement during the 1800s. They both worked hard and passed through obstacles along the way to earn rights for women. This will show Elizabeth’s contribution to the women’s rights movement.
The 19th amendment guaranteed voting rights to all American citizens. This amendment prohibits any American citizen from being denied the right to vote on the basis of gender. It is one of the biggest accomplishments from the women’s rights movement in the United States. The women’s rights movement had been a long and difficult road to gain equality. The women of this movement were fighting for something they believed they deserve.
At the turn of the 19th century, self-identity was becoming an issue for women who did not wish to follow the examples set forth by society. Today, despite multiple movements for freedom of expression and fluid terms for self identity, many women continue to struggle with the notion of identity in the 21st century due to the rigid codes of society. Such need to conform to the strict standards of society mold the individual to execute actions which would otherwise never be taken. Needless to say the actions taken are in accord to the tacit social pamphlet, intended to be followed faithfully. This pamphlet includes a predetermined identity which contradicts all urges to become unique from the population.
Hooks claims that Sandberg's finances and popularity have helped her in her success, most women don't have the same opportunities that Sandberg does. Her essay is not efficient enough, since she does not gives new solutions, she speaks about old ideas that many people have tried to change already. She also can't represent or speak for all women when she has been in a very good position, women from other races or countries can not success even when they have the ambition to achieve their goals. Sandberg spoke about equality, when she apparently wants to be better than men. In order to improve equality between gender, we should start with respect in the actual society.
“In fact, it is a farce to call any being virtuous where [skills] do not result from the exercise of [her] own reason.”(Mary Wollstonecraft, 1792). This explains how absurd it is to call someone’s skills great when it is not their decision to do it. The importance of this is that many women during this time period were not educated so all they can do is work for the men, with not a lot of freedom in their decisions. “Women must be allowed to found them virtue on knowledge, which is scarcely possible unless they be educated by the same pursuits as men.” An alternative saying is that the only way for women to gain knowledge is to learn the same education as men. This is very important because in other to achieve gender equality, men must support the women in their education.
“Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world,” explained Jane Addams (“Jane Addams”). Jane Addams never gave up in her efforts to truly change the world. She was a powerful woman during a time when women in power was not accepted. She was a true activist for the cause of women’s rights and the reform of what is “acceptable” in America. Jane Addams once said: “I do not believe that women are better than men.