Women's Suffrage Movement has taught many students about the importance of gender equality and how women deserve the same rights and benefits that a man is given. Women in the 1900’s worked with abolitionist to get their rights they deserved. Susan B. Anthony, a major women’s rights activist, contributed a role in this movement as well as Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Susan and Elizabeth both teamed up and created the National American Woman Suffrage Association.
In a time of fighting for freedom, not all felt free. The new declaration claims “All men are created equal”, leaving the women still with no rights and completely relying on men. Abigail Adams, the wife of John Adams, used her position to bring forward her own strong feminist views and felt women should be included in the declaration. Abigail’s fight for women's rights made an extensive impact on history because she pioneered a path for future women to come. While Abigail Adams fought for women's rights, John Adams thought women should just be house workers and supporters.
The fight for the rights of women has continued since then and still continues in modern feminist movements. Although it may seem like a constant battle to some, none of these activists would have been able to do this without Wollstonecraft and her writings in A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. Wollstonecraft created a base for the women’s rights movement, she framed the way women and men alike view feminism and she also changed how society views feminism. Women’s rights are human rights and Wollstonecraft made it her life’s work to get this message across. Wollstonecraft created a base for the women’s rights movement and got women thinking for themselves about what needed to change.
In the Civil Rights Movement we learned about how the African-Americans overcame racism and segregation to gain equal rights. Even though it was a long tough battle they eventually got what they had wanted. A similar event is also happening with women’s rights. Some women of America have gathered disturbing facts and would like to share them with the world to gain support for their cause. They would like male and female help to win this battle against what they believe is unfair or unequal.
The inequality of women has been a long-lasting issue that still persists today. Women have gained more rights over time in part due to significant efforts made by feminists, however, much progress still needs to be made. Mary Wollstonecraft, often cited as one of the founding feminist philosophers, has acted as a strong influence for the modern conception of feminism due to her advocacy and ideas on femininity. One of Wollstonecraft’s most prominent works in regards to feminism is A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. In the piece, Wollstonecraft uses and critiques philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s work, namely Discourse on the Origin of Inequality, in order to build a case in defense of a woman’s inherent human rights in relation to factors such as education and socialization against Rousseau’s more antiquated views on what a woman’s purpose is to be.
The inequality of women has been a long-lasting issue since its existence, with the issue still persisting today. Women have gained more rights over time in great part to efforts made by feminists, however, much progress still needs to be made. Mary Wollstonecraft, often cited as one of the founding feminist philosophers, is a notable feminist whose advocacy and ideas on femininity have acted as a strong influence for the modern conception of feminism. One of Wollstonecraft’s most prominent works in regards to feminism is A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. In the piece, Wollstonecraft uses and critiques philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s work titled Discourse on the Origin of Inequality, in order to build a case in defense of a woman’s
I feel as if I have a responsibility as a young women to continue to fight for the equal rights of people, unbiased of race, gender, and sexual orientation, all over the world. This revolution influenced my life because I had a strong exposure to it. Feminism shows up on social media feed, ads on television, and in the movies I watch. With all of the media out there on the subject, it would have found its way to my brain in some form at some point in my lifetime. Feminism is not only a fight for the equal rights of women to men, but of every person as equal individuals.
Despite the oncoming stream of criticism Karl Lagerfeld faced with his stance on feminism, he had calmly responded with the mention of his mother being a feminist, and that he could not care less if people were against his idea. Feminism to Lagerfeld was “something light-hearted, not a truck driver for the feminist movement.” On the other hand, designers like Alexander McQueen support the empowerment of women through fashion in a vastly different manner. Whereas others wanted women to feel authoritative and strong through hard edges, McQueen wanted to make women in objects of desires. For the longest time, it has always remained a debate whether McQueen was for or against women due to a long-standing contradiction between the words he said, and garments
As Emma Watson, HeForShe Ambassador has said, "fighting for women's rights became synonymous with man-hating." Feminism has been the main force behind major social and political changes. It started out as a campaign to achieve women's rights such as women's suffrage, equal pay for women, equal job opportunities and so on. Thanks to Susan B. Anthony, a hero who played a pivotal role in this movement, who stood up for women’s rights. After all, without her and others who helped, there would be no equality between men and women.