In Ancient Greece, a woman competing in Olympic Games was unthinkable. The punishment of a woman -especially a married woman- participating in any kind of sports that were holding in Olympics was a death penalty. But, women had their own sports competition called Heraia. While Olympic Games were holding in honour of god Zeus, Heraia was holding in honour of goddess Hera. The Heraia, just like Olympics, were holding every four years.
Despite being verbally and physically attacked by those in opposition of women’s right to vote, the women marched on, demonstrating the lengths they will go to earn their rights. The women’s march forced the woman suffrage movement to be acknowledged and taken seriously by Americans, specifically Congress. The source provided proved most useful in gaining the information discussed because it contained the most information of the event and provided multiple sources as
The Olympic sports are decided by those in charge. Often in the past, the games could be a reflection of the time and sexism in sports. The first games, the 1900 Olympics, to allow women allowed them to have two sports and the second games to allow women contained them to one sport. The St Louis Olympics, 1904, only allowed women to compete in archery. The London Olympics, 1908, allowed three.
Ann Dallas Dudley of Nashville, Abby Crawford Milton of Chattanooga, and Sue Shelton White of Jackson were prominent among those who fought to gain popular and legislative support for women’s suffrage, and among the national suffrage leaders in Nashville that summer was Carrie Chapman Catt, president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (www.sos.tn.gov). The demand for the vote was the most controversial of the twelve resolutions adopted at the first women 's rights convention in the United States and the only one that did not win unanimous approval. Suffrage seemed like such an outlandish idea at the time that it made feminists easy targets for ridicule
On April 2, 1917, she became the first female member of Congress. Because of this triumph she became one of the most well-known women in the United States as a symbol of gender equality. Rankin becoming a congresswoman is even more impressive when considering most women in the United States did not even have the right to vote at this time. Rankin’s brother, Wellington, was instrumental in her campaigns success as he was the main funder and manager. Also significant to her becoming the first congresswoman of the United States is her work on the women’s suffrage movement in Montana.
This stereotype originates from the ancient Olympic Games, in which women were not allowed to compete. In fact, the first year that women were permitted to participate in the Olympics was 1900. This myth also comes from the fact that most major sports leagues like the NBA (National Basketball Association) and the NFL (National Football League), consist
I am a woman.” She spoke those words in 1982 when women were continuing to challenge traditional gender roles. Billie Jean King, an American female tennis player, has never been one to back away from controversy. She is a powerful voice for the advancement of women’s rights, equal pay, and the acceptance of sexual orientation. King is probably best known for accepting a challenge from Bobby Riggs, a former number one male tennis player in the world, to a “Battle of the Sexes.” She beat Bobby in straight sets. (The Official Website of Billie Jean King).
She was born to Lois and Ron Retton on January 24,1968 in Fairmont, West Virginia. Retton started her gymnastics career when she was only 4 years old at Aerial Port Gymnastics. By the age of 12, she had already become a dedicated gymnast and competed in national and international competitions. This is only the start of a life-changing career. (womenshistory.about.com) Mary Lou Retton has had many accomplishments throughout her life.
The Roaring Twenties was a prime era for women. Because of the toils of many strong women, ideals were flipped on their head, to America’s benefit. In the late 1800’s, two women, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, quickly realized that women would not be able to share their political views unless given the right to vote. Because of the fact that women had basically no other societal roles besides housework, they were not respected during this time period. So the two women teamed up and spent the rest of their lives fighting for the women’s suffrage movement.
Alice Paul empowered women all across the world to fight for women’s suffrage. Alice Paul is a brave woman who fought for what she believed in and persevere through anything that came in her way. Paul formed organizations to spread the word about women’s suffrage and to get people on board to support their cause. Alice Paul protested using many tactics such as marches, rallies, hunger strikes, and picketing outside of White House. Alice Paul is a woman who fought for women’s suffrage through the formation of organizations, assembling protests, rallies, parades and the ratification of the 19th amendment.
Nowadays women plays every sport that men play. It all began when Billie Jean gave women hope when she beat Bobby Riggs on September 21, 1973 (Billie Jean vs. Bobby Riggs: The 40 years Recap (Excerpt)). On September 21,2013 markedthe 40th anniversary. After that women got encourage to be like her and step up for women rights. Women created sports leagues for woman (Title IX and the of women’s Athletics).
Not satisfied, lucious Laure wanted one of each, and went on to win a silver and bronze to add to her collection. By far one of the hottest Olympians around, Manaudou is beloved by her native country and admired across the world. Number Five: Kim Glass Volleyball extraordinaire Kim Glass wowed audiences during the 2008 Beijing Olympics. With her long legs (an all mighty 6ft 3) and super strength, Glass helped lead the squad to a silver medal. With the pins of a supermodel, she apparently tried out for America 's Next Top Model but was rejected five times.
In the article “I won. I’m sorry.”, Mariah Burton Nelson shows viewers how tough to be female athletes in our society since many people still believe that sports are for men but women. They claim that femininity is about beauty, weakness, and uncompetiveness. Therefore, to be accepted as a real winner in sports games, besides wining the games, female athletes also have to win the audience approval in which female athletes has to present both strength and elegance. Moreover, female athletes have been facing an unfair coverage on the media.
Feminist that still live on today fight fir the right of gender equality, race, sexual, and etc. that society has faced as a problem within ourselves. The difference between the feminist and the people who participated in the women’s suffrage is that the women’s suffrage was majority female activist. Today feminist is made up from anyone who is male or female, black or white, heterosexual or homosexual. The Women’s Suffrage Movement and Civil Right Movement also had its many differences and many similarities to them both, but in the long run they both had meaningful impact in our world as today and many overcomes during the journey of
Women’s Suffrage Women’s Suffrage occurred during the 1840s to the 1920s. Women did not have the right to vote in America until the end of World War I. All kinds of women rallied the movement because they wanted the right to vote. Other countries including, New Zealand and Australia achieved these rights earlier than America, Canada and Great Britain. In America, the movement really got its start during the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848.