The Struggle For Women In The 1920's

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Women have fought long and hard for many years to have some of the rights men have always had. Women's rights enable women to benefit from the same advantages as men. It has been an ongoing struggle, but today women have more rights than ever and are still fighting for equality. This battle began with women's pursuing the right to vote and since has exploded with the fight for women's rights in the work force. These victories have impacted society in ways that empower both women and families. One long battle women fought for equality was for right to vote. On Election Day in 1920, millions of American women exercised their right to vote for the first time. It took activists and reformers nearly 100 years to win that right, and the campaign was not easy . Disagreements over strategy threatened to kill the movement. But on August 26,1920, the 19th amendment to the Constitution was finally ratified, giving women the right to cast a vote. The fight for women was a long difficult journey. Many women were arrested and some died in jail because they went on hunger strikes. The women who helped win this fight were brave and strong . Many people thought that women that were not …show more content…

Women's across the country and in every corner of our economy continue to experience unequal pay. Today, women who are full time year round workers in the work force are still typically paid less than men who work full time ( NWLC

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