She became involved with the antislavery movement. In 1840 she traveled to London with her husband, Henry Stanton, to attend the World Anti-Slavery Convention. There she met Lucretia Mott. The convention refused to consider women as delegates. Elizabeth and Lucretia were angered.
Undoubtedly, this belief, or theory, was not applied to Macbeth. Women were evidently placed on the lower level of this spectrum we call equality. Women had to basically depend on a man to withhold any power or authority in society, and if they were to have power individually, they were seen as ugly and unstable. It was as if a woman could not possibly have gained power by herself without being evil, and without using her powers in a disorderly fashion. It conveys the impression that a woman being in power is wrong, and incompatible with society.
The choice to rise up and fight back against a society determined to keep women submissive and taciturn hasn’t been available to women of the past. Consequences for doing so were met with harsh punishments and personal safety was more often than not the largest factor in their calculations as they would have been imprisoned, physically abused, and even killed. Now with the right to vote, with women in governmental power positions, and so much more, women have come too far to allow themselves to be defined by anyone but themselves. To conclude, I cannot answer the question, what is woman? Woman is not the same for anyone.
Anthony's family supported major reforms, such as antislavery and temperance, the campaign to abolish alcoholic beverages. From 1839 to 1849, Anthony taught school. She then joined the temperance movement. But most temperance groups consisted of men who did not allow women to help the movement. In 1852, she attended a temperance rally in Albany, New York, but was not allowed to speak because she was a woman.
Women are never shown as strong dominant characters, whether it be in the past or modern day. Previously, women were owned by their husbands and told how to and what to do in their lives. Today, women are no longer owned but still seen as objects, over-sexualized and objectified. Propitiously, Lady Macbeth was not portrayed like this at all, nor was she depicted as most women in plays. Women in plays are usually displayed as weak, vulnerable character with little to no sense.
Through this essay I hope to understand more about the work Alice Paul did in helping the women’s suffrage movement. Alice Stokes Paul was feminist and a leader in women’s suffrage movement. She was born on January 11, 1885 in Mt laurel, New Jersey. (Biography) Her family, a Quaker family believed in gender equality and Alice Paul’s mother Tacie Quaker introduced Alice Paul to the suffrage movement by taking her to women’s suffrage meetings. Alice Paul graduated from Swarthmore College with a degree in biology in 1905.
Stanton wrote articles on a many different subjects for the best magazines of her time. Elizabeth died October 26, 1902, in New York City of heart failure (Biography.com). Along with Susan B. Anthony, she is recognized today as one of the most important figures in the early movement to gain women's rights in the United States (Notabelbiographies.com). She is buried Woodlawn Cemetery in New York City (Biography.com). A sculpture was created in her honor at the US Capitol in 1921
During the Elizabethan Era, which covers up the late 16th century in England, the right of women was not a priority, considered to be only a trivial matter. Women had a very limited chance of proper education, much less a job, and only a few legal rights. Naturally, women had to rely on men for financial support and was oftentimes ignored in the society. This suppressed women against acting by her own will, as an independent individual. Shakespeare too views women as ignorable individuals whose fate is defined by men and who are incapable of acting independently.
Men could do many things that women were not allowed to do. A man was able to chastise his wife if he felt the need, as long as he was not cruel and did not inflict bodily harm, but a woman was never allowed to chastise her husband. Women were also not allowed to enter the professions with the exception being women could work in domestic services (Thomas). Another thing men could do that women could not was inherit family property (“Daily Life in the Elizabethan Era”). Women were not allowed to inherit property and so the oldest son inherited everything (Alchin).
Their claim was that all people are created equal and should not be denied equality of opportunity because of gender. Liberal Feminist focuses their efforts on social change through the construction of legislation and regulation of employment practices Male power and privilege is the basis of social relations. Sexism is the ultimate tool used by men to keep women oppressed. Men control the norms of acceptable sexual behavior, refusing to reproduce is the most effective way to escape the snares and to speak out against all social structures because they are created by men. The feminist attempted to criticize the dominant order.