Women's Equality In The 1920s

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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.…show more content…
It was widely believed that men were stronger, braver and more powerful than women. On the contrary, women were passive, dependent and powerless compared with men. The biological conventions that men always physically had more strength than women were rooted in almost everyone’s mind. Even most women believed that they were inferior to men and they needed men to provide protection for them. The biological difference was the first reason that women were treated unequally for a long time in the history. Religious traditions believed that God made women weaker than men. Many people did not approve of feminists’ innovative ways such as encouraging women to stand out from the crowd and pursue reformation in politics. It is hard for a woman in disadvantaged conditions to receive gender equality in such a patriarchal
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