Women: Facing Inequality In “Letters between John and Abigail Adams”, by John and Abigail Adams, Abigail begins by addressing to her husband her concerns regarding women being underestimated. She tells John, “Why then, not put it out of the power of the vicious and the Lawless to use us with cruelty and indignity with impunity” (Abigail 12). In this quote, it is a continuation of her many concerns for John to understand women are more capable of doing things than what the men have in mind. She feels that the women deserve to be equal to the men and they deserve more rights than what they had then.
She wanted “husbands [to] know that their wives had sense like them. They see, and smell, and have palettes for both sweet and sour” (4.3.105-107). Emilia was speaking up for other women and wanted their husbands to know that their wives are also humans, and have the same emotions that men do. Women were supposed to be obedient and have no opinion, but Emilia disobeyed these rules and openly expressed her opinions. No male during this time would have suspected anything similar to this of their wife, but the fact that Shakespeare even wrote about it hints to readers that Shakespeare may have believed in equality for women.
In some cases, people believed inequality, but they would not risk their social status in order to fight for women. Sexism is still a problem today and I believe it was bred from various of generations of that constant mentality. I believe that the men who read this article in 1972 scoffed at it and said “Women should know their place.” Women, however, were most likely motivated and empowered by articles like this one. Women who were dumb and brainwashed by their sexist husband probably read a piece such as this one and quickly told themselves that woman should always stay at home, “it’s just the way life is.”
She proved her claim by explaining the women role in the society, and giving example in women who have jobs that could help the whole community, then she said that females are pillars of our community if the pillar collapse, the whole community will shut down. Finally, she thinks that the problem comes from males who have done many examples which consider against women, and blame them that the problem from them. Bell`s purpose is to explain women role in the community in order to make it obviously for men to think many times and understand women role. She established a hopeful tone for men to tell them that women movements do not impact men`s lives in a bad way. This book`s chapter is significant to my analysis because it shows how women is important in our lives, and we are not supposed to play with genders roles as making women tend for male traits or males tend to feminize
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.
A constant theme in what makes some women more valuable and a higher asset in the Waknuk society is her ability to be a mother. From Mrs. Wender’s disbelief as to how well she is treated by her husband given the fact her child is a deviant, to Aunt Harriet’s uncalled for suicide, to Sophie’s sterility causing the man she so dearly loved, to lust after Rosalind purely for the fact she could produce an offspring for him. Sophie explains her dilemma to David in her statement “…I’d have given him babies gladly, if I could” (167). Aunt Harriet reveals her struggles as she pleads her sister to let her swap children for a night to fool the inspector into providing her a certificate of normalcy. Her reasoning behind wanting to keep the child at all costs is profoundly heartbreaking.
He replied to her plea in a letter of his own claiming “…, We know better than to repeal our Masculine systems” (Adams 57). Despite the support John Adams had of women gaining independence, he knew that other men were not. Over seventy years later, while petitioning for the rights of women, Susan B. Anthony frequently addressed the opposing side of the debate against the women’s suffrage movement. In her noteworthy speech given in New York about the bias of rejecting women’s suffrage, she identified the notable argument which was the cornerstone of the anti-women side of the debate. Anthony counseled, “It is urged that the use of the masculine pronouns he, his and him in all the constitutions and laws, is proof that only men we meant to be included in their provisions” (Anthony 281).
Numerous women expressed their disapproval towards how they were denied their rights based on their gender, thus causing women to take a stand for their suffrage and rights. In a letter to her husband, Abigail Adams told him to “be more generous and favourable to [women] than [his]
In the speech “Ain’t I Woman?” Sojourner truth brings a valid argument that she and other women are deserving of the same civil rights as white men. First, Sojourner Truth speaks on how she wasn’t treated with the same courtesy as white women. Then, the argument of intellect was refuted with her analogy of filling a cup to its utmost, regardless of its size to prove the point. That no matter of someone’s intellect that we all deserve the same basic civil liberties.
Wendy Williams questions the difference between men and women and explains the crisis we face when dealing with equality. Williams explains that past cases have made it easy for feminist, so much so, that now they are trying to cope with the issues that have come from these laws and how that attributes to the equality crisis. Williams illustrates the way the Supreme Court defines equality in regards to the separate spheres ideology. Separate spheres became the basis for governing women. In regards to marriage women would be seen as civilly dead in the eyes of the law, as her rights were merged with her husband.
Madison Duignan Doc Analysis Professor McKenna 10/27/17 I do believe that the Magna Carta deeply influenced the growth of American society due to the numerous similarities between the Magna Carta and the significant documents that shaped America. In the year 1215, The Magna Carta was created so that the King wouldn’t become too controlling and powerful, he would be checked and balanced though the system of the barons. The Declaration of Independence was created on July 4, 1776 to declare their independence from England and The Bill of Rights was created to give the newly formed nation amendments so that they would never be controlled by one King again. All of these documents take away power from one person and give it back to the people who are fighting for their freedom.