Before the Women 's Rights reforms, American women were discriminated in society, home life, education, and the workforce. As a result of the Women 's Rights Movement, women gained the right to vote, access to higher education and opportunities to enter the workforce, overall changing the femmine life for the better. Women in the 1800s were stripped of their voice, not only were they unable to vote, they were often kept from speaking openly in public. Their lack of rights left them dependent on men (Bonnie and Ruthsdotter).
What women in the 1920’s did to change their rights was integrated themselves into politics, formed suffrage organizations, and worked mens jobs during the war. The first thing women did the change their rights was to integrate themselves into politics first
Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who were leaders of the National American Women’s Suffrage Movement (NAWSA). Compared to other countries, the United States had fallen behind in giving women the vote. As Anthony and Stanton were getting older, they decided to pass some of their leadership responsibilities in NAWSA to people who were younger than they were. When the younger generation took over, they had three subjects they wanted to address. “The first was that women needed the vote to pass self-protection laws to guard against rapists and unsafe industrial work.
Explain Why Women Were Becoming Increasingly Concerned With Their Rights in the Early Twentieth Century In the early twentieth century, women began to change their views on their rights, and defy what was expected of them. The roles of women in the nineteenth century led to this, and the first example of women going against their roles was the Match Girls’ Strike, and later on the formation of the suffragists and the suffragettes. Women in the nineteenth century, for the most part, had to or were expected to follow the roles presented to them by society. They were to become housewives, without following further education or a career.
Jaila Sargent Mrs. La Rue Research Paper 28 February, 2018 The Life of Women in the 1930s Women in the 1930s always had to lower the costs on thing because there was not a lot of money to go around for all women. Women had to start groups. Women who were married had to be in the married-women group and single women had to be in the all-single women name.
Women argued to stop economic norms that limited women’s employment, education, and role in politics. People who dominated the suffrage movement were white, and native-born, working class women who didn’t believe in a superior race. National Woman's Suffrage Association (NWSA) was devoted in the direction of improving women’s education and altering the social structure of how women are viewed and treated. The historical importance of NWSA in advance of women’s education and allowed women to receive more job employments.
From the Suffragette movement of the early 20th century to modern day Women’s Marches, it is evident that women have continuously fought against the expectations and limitations placed on them by society. Throughout William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying, female characters also grapple with gender standards, and either abide by or reject them. Characters such as Dewey Dell and Cora Tull follow female expectations since Dewey Dell allows men to control her and Cora fulfills the expected role of being a caretaker for her husband and children. Addie Bundren meanwhile does not obey societal expectations, which is apparent since she has her own desires and rejects the homemaker role given to women during this time.
The lines, “Your drop of hope/Coupled with mine” is a good way to say that change will not happen unless everyone bands together and works toward a common goal. The feminist movement is a clear example of this. Women in time began to realise that in order to transform society they would need to ban together and form their own organizations. They campaigned upon a whole range of issues from property rights and divorce to equal pay. Increasingly, women recognised that campaigning was limited whilst women could not make their voices heard directly.
Many speeches were given to help them gain their right. Susan B. Anthony gave speeches so that it would help them gain the support they needed for their journey. She did this to prove to women that they were not going to be taken seriously unless they prove that they can, which was getting that right for them. In 1872 Susan started doing things by herself. She went to vote illegally for the presidential election
Women of the progressive era felt they were being left out from developing careers. “So some women enrolled in new women colleges, some middle class women had become physicians, lawyers, engineers, scientist and managers. But moreover women jobs that society felted were suitable for them such as
“If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down, these women together ought to be able to turn it right together.” In the 1920s, people had a stereotype for women; that they could not do anything that a man could do and that they should look a certain way. This stereotype caused the revolution of the flappers. These flapper were a significant step towards the equality between men and women by seeking for a change, wanted something different than society, and wanted to get rid of the normal housewife. A women should behave a certain way and always look how a proper woman is supposed to look.
Women’s Suffrage Movement If you had lived in the 1800s, would you have fought for Women’s Rights or would you have decided to be a bystander? Throughout history women have always been ruled by men. At the start of the 1800s, women would have had only one right and that was being a housewife. Although women had no rights, women later raised their voices in the Women’s Suffrage Movement.
Throughout American society, Women have been downgraded in the face of men. In america’s past, women were seen purely as housewives, and had no place in a higher position. Today women have many more rights, putting them on much more equal terms as men. With this, women have shown their capabilities and their worth to society, leading its progression, and proving that the arguments of the anti-suffrage movement were initially the opposite of what women could really do. The arguments that women’s place is only at home and that men have the sole job of running government and society has been proven wrong by women in contemporary society.