The American Woman Suffrage Movement

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In past years, women have always been considered to be less than man when it comes to working and having the same abilities. For women, different opportunities were uncommon and they usually were not allowed to work on a man’s job. This was considered to be the long-term effects of gender inequalities, which also included discriminations and differences in job payments, opportunities to study, or even to publish written works or artworks made by women. In past times, women had to hide their names whenever they wanted to have their artwork shown. Generally, women were not allowed to be recognized or known for something that used to be in a man’s world. When it came to gender and sexism, women of the working classes were often “pressed to worldly…show more content…
On the other hand, the American civil rights movement was involved to be used and stop the discrimination that was regularly happening in the Southern States. Generally, based on the American Woman Suffrage Movement: 1830s-1920s, it actually took women more than 72 years to win the vote that gave the passage of the 19th Amendment, which prohibited gender and sexual discrimination to the Constitution in 1920. However, before their victory, women went through many difficulties including risking being arrested for wanting to vote and have their voice heard. The documentary of One Women, One Vote also talks about these difficulties and the experiences of exceptional women such as Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Lucy Stone that decided to take a stand by founding a women’s right party that was called the National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA). However, an example of what their actions took was the imprisonment of Susan B. Anthony, who was convicted for leading women to the polls in New York and voting despite those actions being against the law. Additionally, Lucy Stone also founded another organization called the American Woman Suffrage Association (AWSA), which in many cases worked to persuade states…show more content…
According to Georg Simmel, “ societal unification needs no factors outside its own component elements, the individual” (Lemert, 146). Specifically, this quote would mean that without the individuals’ interactions then there will be no union among the society and many social changes will continue to occur. However, many changes within a community and their social differences and opinions are the changes caused by factors such as physical environment, changes in population, isolation and contact, social structure, attitude and values, and technological factors (Factors of Change). In relation to the women’s Civil Rights, social changes took places when women decided to advocate a new structure within the laws because of an increased dissatisfaction that was happening among the social order of their community. They were not satisfied with the way that they were being treated as minority and not letting them have in opinion in major decision that were taking places within the society itself. Additionally, not only did racism and sexism also alter social changes, but decisions that were made by only the man population cause chaos among the changes in the society and it resulted in the fight for women’s

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