Her protesting tactics have carried on to present day because they have a lasting effect on the topic people are fighting for. She also joined and formed organizations because she wanted her voice to be heard and to spread the idea or women’s suffrage around the United States. Alice Paul is a very empowering women, she caused women to stand up for what they believe in and to never back down no matter what comes in their way. Overall Alice Paul will always have a lasting impact on the United States because of her protesting tactics, formation of organizations and the ratification of the 19th
Carrie Chapman Catt uses a lot of ideas about democracy in her speech that was logical. Catt uses logic to appeal to her audience from the first reason of women suffrage inevitability to the end of the speech. Catt uses the Declaration of independence, which turn out to be the basic rule of government (Catt, 1917). This is because it states that all men (women) are created equal and Catt used that along with the quote from Woodrow Wilson that states “we are fighting for the things which we have always carried nearest to our hearts: for democracy, for the right of those who submit to authority to have a voice in their own government” (Catt, 1917). The logic in Wilson’s quote as it relates to women’s suffrage is if democracy is the right of those who submit to authority to have a voice in their own government than why do women not allow to vote because they too submit to authority as men do.
In 1874, Susan B. Anthony wrote a petition to Untied States Congress requesting: “that the fine imposed upon your petitioner be remitted, as an expression of the sense of this high tribunal that her conviction was unjust." (Anthony) Anthony believed the fine $100 USD was unjust because she and her friends were just trying to fight for an amendment that would guarantee women’s voting rights. NWSA kept on with their steps to achieve their goal. In 1878, the Women Suffrage Amendment, later became the Ninth Amendment, had first introduced in the Congress of United States. “Susan B. Anthony: The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.” (Cayton, 637) These words were main ground of the whole movement; voting rights should not signify by sex but by nationality.
When we go back to 19th century that was the time when it was witnessed that the male suffrage was prevailing in a number of countries and women suffrage was not there and somehow it ignited a spark among women to fight for themselves and for their rights so that they could be treated as humans and not as animals. In the year 1893, women were able to achieve equal voting rights at national level in New Zealand. The same pattern was followed in Australia in 1902. However, in America, England and Canada women could achieve same voting rights only after the First World War ended. Then came into being the famous movement called The Suffrage Movement during which the women fought for their equal voting rights which all men were enjoying at that time because they were of the view that they were a part of the society too and they deserve all the rights to elect their representatives.
Emmeline Pankhurst was a British political activist and a leader of the British suffrage movement; a movement that helped women win the right to vote. Since 1848 women wanted to recognize their own rights and started the Women 's Rights Movement. The movement was protesting against the fact that women were not afforded the same rights as men. Since women were excluded from the political government, they pressured the government to grant them political rights. As part of the movement, in 1913, Pankhurst carried her appeal to the United States, where she delivered her famous speech Why Are We Militant.
These women’s primary concern was equality in French marriage and divorce law. The most dramatic political contribution from a women during the French revolution was from Marie Gouze, who wrote Declaration of The Rights of Women a play on Declaration of the Rights of Men and Citizens. In her work, Gouze mentioned that women were excluded of the Declaration of the Rights of Men and Citizens, which unfortunately led to her death in 1793. Women did not receive full rights during the French Revolution, because officials deemed the idea to be bizarre. In light of this women continued to push for equality and take part in the revolution.
All these women came from different social, economic and socio-political background. Harriet Taylor Mill was given the opportunity to lay the foundation for feminism, while hiding under her husband’s wing, she was a relatively middle to high class individual who focused on issues that women like her faced. She believed that equality was simply based on equal opportunity for both sexes simply based on skill not gender, as both could do things equally well. Gloria Feltd argued and fought for women’s reproductive rights, as she was a teenage mother herself. She just as Taylor Mill had a middle to high class background, she believed among other things that equality would come with reproductive rights for all.
The militant suffrage movement was a new form of advocacy for women’s independence. The organization’s militant tactics brought a new wave of communal awareness to this cause. As a result, this movement sanctioned Parliament to pass the Representation of the People Act on February 6, 1918 in Britain. This proposed women to have the same political rights as men. As of today, women have gained their right to vote.
However, as difficult as it was for women suffrage movement, the organization was not fruitful, and the Pankhurst also ended their London residency in 1893 as they moved back to Manchester. A year after their return, Emmeline was elected for the unsalaried Board of Poor Law Guardians, and as she came into office, she gained acknowledgement of how the law was harshly administered . For instance, the inmates were being poorly fed, little girls around seven to eight years of age were on their knees scrubbing the stones along the corridors with the same thin cotton clothes for both winter and summer, and pregnant women in the workhouse were doing the hardest kind of work. The poor children were treated like paupers, with poor education, which lied in a totally opposite condition to the wealthy little ones. Pregnant women were forced to be separated from their two-week old infants, or if they choose to be together, they would have no money, no home, and no place to go.
It is difficult to argue that any movement truly ends, especially movements concerning social justice and the equality of people. Such movements have been observed throughout the course of American history, constantly reforming social and political tradition to fight against oppression. One such movement began in 1848, when a group of women came together in Seneca Falls, New York to discuss the prospect of women’s rights. Over the course of the next seventy years, the gathering at Seneca Falls developed into a full blown movement aimed at developing stronger rights for women in political, social, and economic aspects. Women’s suffrage, one of several causes that women across America were fighting for, was won via the ratification of the 19th
They believed that women should be able to vote, basing their argument on the clause “all men and women are created equal”. Anthony knew that women should have been given this right long ago, which prompted her and the others to begin a woman suffrage movement. Anthony and her good friend Stanton founded the American Equal Rights Association in 1866. However, the movement split and rejoined in 1887, creating the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Anthony went to Congress and pleaded with them to change their mind on whether women were worthy enough to vote.
This concept was invented by Ruiz herself and she explained it as the unconscious or conscious act of inventing, claiming, and reinventing themselves for a purpose. Which raised the question: Did Moreno have to throw away her privilege to become the leader of a labor union? I think not, but it definitely placed her in a better position to understand the injustice felt by the workers. These Latina feminists fought for a changed world through feminism and anarchism, so much they forgot of their children. Both Moreno and Captellio were absent parents as they were always on the move and protesting for workers’ and womens’ rights.
She then realized that if women wanted to be addressed in the political world she would need to make sure that all women would gain the right to vote. She wanted to make sure that all women would then have a voice, and not just be snared upon simply because looked at her as nothing more than a woman. After this wake up call, in 1852 Anthony and Stanton paired up and organized the New York State Temperance Society, along with the two fighting for women 's rights.The two together formed the New York State Woman 's Rights Committee. And later Anthony began petitioning for women the right to own property along with them gaining the right to vote. In 1856, she worked for an anti-slavery agency and fought for this until the civil war period then she could
Women were forced to take charge over their families and even on the battlefront. This was very intriguing to society because the roles that that they took on were not expected of their gender. Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for America 's Independence illustrates the historical events of different groups of women and simply how women from a variety of backgrounds existed. The relationship between men and women of this time was questionable. Women exhibited signs of bravery and responsibility.
Women wanted equality between sexes because the fourteenth amendment gave all white males the right to vote.Stanton held the women 's convention in 1848, to discuss the violation of equality toward woman in anti-slavery political debates. Elizabeth Cady Stanton wrote the Declaration of Sentiments in the Methodist Church in Seneca Falls, New York, that began the women 's suffrage movement. The Declaration of Sentiments is modeled after the Declaration of Thomas Jefferson to emphasize the political, economical, and legal wrongs done towards women. In her document, The Declaration of Sentiments, Elizabeth Cady Stanton portrays the barriers that limited women 's rights and the violation of equality towards women. Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s document , The