Older times were not always the best and most people back then had it harder than those today. “To fill the gap left by a generation of fighting men, more than a million women took the chance to join the workforce…,” according to Kate Adie. Before the 1900s, women tended to household chores and stayed home to watch the children rather than being in the workforce because those jobs were for men only; however, they were fighting for equality and wanted to join the workforce. Once World War One began women were the only ones around to be in the workforce because all the men were off fighting in the war. Women in the 1960’s fought hard to get their rights in the workforce and were successful at doing so.
Women’s suffrage Have you ever thought about women 's rights and equality? It’s not as pretty or memorable as you think it is. But just like Shirley Chisholm said “at present, our country need’s womens idealism and determination, perhaps more in politics than anywhere else.” Which is true but back then it certainly wasn’t. Let me take you way back to when women and men were not equal, and when men had more power over women. To begin with, one of the things men could do but not women was vote.
For instance, 50 years ago, describing a woman in military condition and serving in full combat would be impossible, conversely, it has become the reality of the day. Though it has successfully proved that women cannot be called a weak gender, army is one of the occupations which are not appropriate for women and they should not be part of them, since it follows a number of negative consequences related to their physical and mental health and the status of the military. To start with, it is an undeniable fact of nature that women have been made physically less durable than the opposite sex. For instance, a woman who has trained in military camps, cannot be compared with a man in physical durability. British Army officials gathered valuable information from several countries
Women weren't allowed to vote, so they would fight for their rights and freedom to get their voice out in order to take part of the presidential elections. They would also often become homemakers considering women didn’t have a wide selection of jobs as men did. If women were to ever acquire a better job, they would hardly make business being that men didn’t want to have a female to overpower them. In chapter seven and eighteen of Worlds Together, Worlds Apart by Elizabeth Pollard, there were two documents I found interesting. The
In the modern era, everyone is striving to achieve equality among genders, races, and nationalities. While equality is a great thing and something that this country needs, war and combat are not the places that women belong. They have strengths and weakness that are better used in aspects other than on the front lines with a rifle. There are areas that women are superior, such as they are typically smarter than men in the military; therefore, an administrative role may just suit them better. Women are also more compassionate than men, making them a better nurse or doctor on base, caring for men who get wounded on the battlefield.
In 1792, Mary Wollstonecraft expressed what would be the constant struggle of women for the following centuries to come: “I do not wish them [women] to have power over men; but over themselves”. This quotation, taken from in A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, strongly illustrates how difficult it was for women to emancipate themselves from men with no ability to act upon their futures. However, when changes happened to improve the daily lives of women in Britain, one might think that those progresses meant the beginning of equality and thus, the end of difference –of being treated otherwise. Yet, difference remained. Therefore, in order to understand this phenomenon, we shall answer to the following question: Why women kept being marginalized despite the adjustments made to establish equality between men and women?
Another physical truth about women and not men is that women can get pregnant which opens a variety of issues in the military. None the less, women still can play in crucial roles in the military that don’t necessarily involve combat. Military tradition and lifestyle is changing as more women continue to enlist in it. The military has been masculine and also what you could say “macho”, it is a hierarchal institution with a primary goal of dealing with and destroying the enemy. Most critics who say women will change the fabric that keeps the military together is that women will feminize the military.
These marches are meant to empower young women and break sexually-biased chains that are placed upon them. The protesters say our country, nay, our world has done them a dishonor. They throw around terms such as sexism and patriarchy, all of which come with a load of negative connotations and prejudices. This movement has been dubbed 'feminism ', something seen as a radical new way of thinking in our society. They want to "break gender roles and stereotypes, secure women 's rights, and move the country forward" (A Lady 's Luxury), but how far can we go before we fall off the edge?
This is very important because in other to achieve gender equality, men must support the women in their education. Gender equality was a tough obstacle to break through, and without the help of so many influential women, we wouldn’t have equal gender rights today. With all this in mind, even though the Enlightenment was made of many ideas and beliefs, the most significant ones of the many were political rights, freedom of religion, economic freedom, and equality of all genders. This movement will likely result in a feud between the philosophes and those who disagree with the Enlightenment(including government). However, the ideas will go through and be adapted into society.
This does not defend those who actually do discriminate against women in the hiring process or those who attempt to lessen women’s opportunities in sports and other intellectual fields, that is what the law is made to stop. However, the government giving a fixed definition of how to meet a quota where it does vary from location to location is against what Title IX should be for. Title IX should be reshaped to fit a new understanding. To help the women who don’t have opportunities to be able to find them, not give an excuse for people to sue
Schlafly opposed the idea because she believed that if women were given equal rights, they would be enrolled into the military, and that same sex marriage would be legalized; of course none of these actions were correct. Phyllis Schlafly began organizations to keep the amendment from being approved. “The Eagle Forum” and "Stop ERA”, which means, “Stop taking our Privileges” were important movements. Then the “congress