Susan Anthony “On Women's Right to Vote” and Elie Wiesel “The Perils of Indifference” are speeches delivered using their voices to make sure future change in society occurred. Anthony’s speech given in a different century and more persuasive on why women should vote? While Wiesel speech is more informative on, why not to be indifferent. Conversely, both experienced what prejudice, injustice and indifference were, sparks some similarities. The two speeches were from people who experienced being a victim of prejudice.
Friedan shocked the world by contradicting the role of what a housewife is supposed to do. She also called females to seek fulfillment of taking a job outside of the house. Friedan’s had such an impact on women that its credited for being the start of the “second wave” of the American feminist movement. Now women would take a stand for their equality right in America. The movement in the 1960s and 1970s was mainly focused on diminishing workplace inequality, such as wages and better jobs.
However, his female colleague Margret Fuller thinks otherwise in her work Women In the Nineteenth Century. As a women’s rights activist, she questions the universality of Emerson’s self-reliance by pointing out the gender bias in his languages and states that women are also capable of self-reliance. In addition, she also explores the possibility of self-reliance in political and social realm—more specifically, the possibility of self-reliance in the institution of marriage. However, she still
The purpose of Elizabeth Cady Stanton speech was to bring attention to women’s suffrage. Throughout her speech she deliberately speaks about the political and social norms that were excluding women in 1868. Stanton begins her speech by saying that men were over privileged and often times downgraded women. She also urges a sixteenth amendment. When Stanton says “I urge a sixteenth amendment”, she means that she wants to evoke a new amendment, stating women’s rights, including voting rights.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Book Critique “Since progress was inevitable and since a dive spark nestled within each human consciousness, nothing more was necessary to correct apparent social disorders than to remove the outmoded obstacles inherited from the past.”(Banner ix) The book Elizabeth Cady Stanton: A Radical for Woman’s Rights, written by Lois W. Banner, the author was focusing on the impact Cady Stanton made on the movement for women’s suffrage, as well as the intimate influence she received from her family while growing up. This book could also be seen as a biography, but besides jus focusing on her life, Banner focused on Cady Stanton’s achievement, and how history began to change. Cady Stanton played a very important role on women’s rights and suffrage movement. Elizabeth Cady Stanton was a very well-known female character, as well as the first feminist because her main concerns were typical
However, NWP focused on gaining women the right to vote. NWP is historical significant because helped with confirmation of Nineteenth Amendment, which excluded states from making legal decisions based on sex. For example, job hiring, interviews, and politics. Both, NWSA and NWP worked towards women’s suffrage; however, each focused on different aspects on the
In the Victorian era, women were forced to marry, as they needed the security of a man. However, Austen uses logos to question the real inequality in the Victorian era’s ideology, that a woman is incomplete without a man. This allows the reader to analyse the state of society from a different perspective. Austen also starts her sentence with an assertive tone further supported with her firm word choices, through using the words, ‘…truth universally acknowledged’. These words are important in her building ethos allowing her to deliver her controversial message.
This paper is a rereading of Henry James’s The Bostonians in an attempt to answer the question ‘can woman be a patriarch?’ Or how far woman’s quest for being a patriarch is a success or failure. First of all, there must be a reference to the origin and meaning of patriarchy as well as its historical development. Patriarchy is a central concept that is prevalent in large parts of the world. In the sociology of gender the origins of patriarchy are closely related to the concept of gender roles. The positions of men and women pass through several studies in fields like religion, philosophy, anthropology, sociology and psychology.
It is stated that Murray was one of the first women who argued “women’s capacity to reason.” Murray argued for the same men and women educational facilities, inaugurating change within the socialization. Murray also joined reformations with other women against the reconstruction of gender equality. Galewski’s close reading of Murray’s text reveals two types of irony used within, romantic and dialectical. The ironies coordinate within each other in the text which makes the argument more persuasive. However, Murray’s argument successfully conveys women’s mental potential.