America gained its independence in 1776 with the expectation that every American should have liberty and equality. However, American women did not have the right to vote until 1920, which was almost more than 140 years after the United States was established. Women could do little to protect themselves and promote their careers due to being treated unequally and inferior to men. During the 19th and the early 20th century, women were working hard and fighting for gender equality, so that more and more women could live a better life with basic civil rights in their hometowns. In reality, women’s equality was challenged by traditional conventions in the fields of biological difference in sexes, religion and gender roles, and different perspectives towards these conventions of different people made women’s civil rights controversial.
In the 1960s the women's was restricted in nearly every sense. The women's supposed to follow one way of life. which it's to marry, to have a family and give her life to being a homemaker. The women's did not complain, but after while the household was becoming overwhelming with child care, spending hours of daily chores. The husbands did not give the wives no rights of knowing the family income or sharing the certain household.
This instruction comes directly from the Bible, and in essence, solidifies the belief that women should be subordinate to their husbands. This idea was to be carried on for centuries later, until at least the 1800s, where women were finally afforded certain rights with the emergence of the Women’s Movement in 1848. The Movement is a political and social movement that sought for the equal rights and opportunities for men and women in areas such as politics, economics, and especially in areas such as their personal lives (Burkett, 2015). It also gave rise to the ideology of feminism and a second-wave movement of feminism in the latter part of the second half of the 20th century. Prior to this, women’s positions remained undermined in a largely
Social movements, such as the Women’s Rights Movement and the Civil Rights Movement, are what helped to shape victimology into what it is today. Individual people took a stand for what was wrongfully done to them and demanded a change no matter what the cost entailed. Would you be willing to fight against injustice being done to you? The Women’s Rights Movement began as fight for the “right to vote, [to put an end to] domestic violence, sexual assault, and [to promote] temperance,” however, their goal in the fight extended for “victims of rape and domestic violence while still pushing for equal treatment with men in all areas,” after women achieved their initial goals (Victim Services Network, 2010).
Women's rights 1920s Raising their voices to vote, receiving a higher education, and suffrage, they were all fought for by women during the 1920s. Throughout this time period women unified together and created a movement that was controversial towards the public, especially towards men because it was believed that women were men's property. Therefor women were seen as housewife, staying at home and serving in the household. Due to the rise of women raising their voices it made it a traumatic controversial towards men.
Women's rights during the 1920's progressed in a cultural and economical way. In the this time period 25% of women were unemployed. Women had office jobs and jobs as telephone operators. There wasn't anymore bias towards women who were married with families or black women.
In the 19th century women were not given the rights that they deserve. they were never given the chance to prove themselves. Men did not value women as much as we do today. women were only valued as nurses, cashiers, store clerks and cleaners. They were unvaluable.
During the 1850’s the women’s rights movement starting gathering steam but lost momentum when the Civil War began. The 14th and 15th amendment raised familiar questions of suffrage and citizenship. Some woman-suffrage advocates believed this was their chance to push lawmakers for truly universal suffrage. They refused to support the 15th amendment and allied with racist southerners. In 1890 two groups merged and formed to form the National American Woman Suffrage Association.
Women suffrage was an exceptionally difficult battle, but ultimately a great day in history, for not only women but everyone. Over fifty years fighting for it, with great leaders pushing for it, and it being one of the first steps of many for women’s equality, it was finally passed on November 16, 1946. The idea of suffrage started in the early 1840’s. The first women’s rights meeting in the United States of America (US) was held in New York City in 1848 (Johnson). Trying to pass anything related to helping women was an uphill struggle due to the fact representatives in several different states were worried suffrage would spread ( Layser 187).
as they did not gain or keep the access to the professionals nor did they come close to earning equal pay for the same type of work if they continued to hold their jobs after the men returned. Because of the frustrations held by these women, it the led to the start of feminist movements. The late 1950s and 60s became years of change for women with people becoming more vocal about equal rights for women. This led to President Kennedy, in 1961, establishing the Commission on the Status of Women which examined issues relating to women because of the growing interest in women’s rights (Sink).