She must be patriotic because of her family ties, and the widely accepted hatred for communism according to ad populum. Another logical fallacy Porter has used is appeal to fear. She constructs fear in the audience by bringing the discussion of blackmail into the letter. Porter intended to create support for her refusal to sign the oath of allegiance by showing the audience she was being blackmailed. She states that she does not “Like being told that [she] must take an oath of allegiance to [her] government and flag under the threat of losing [her] employment if [she] does not,” (Porter 551).
Then she met Susan B. Anthony and the two had started to work together to change the world of women’s rights. Elizabeth Cady Stanton was an important leader and left a legacy because she gave thoughtful/well-spoken speeches, made a very influential person out of herself, and have out of the box thoughts. To start off, Stanton gave speeches that spoke very well in the women’s point of view. For instance, Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s speech “Our Girls” she states that girls should get an education so they can help them develop as a person, learn more about the world, and complete their goals to happiness. This shows how she wanted for people to know how women and girls grow up not being afraid because they all have something that needs to be shared in this world and not be hidden away because of men’s power of women.
The fight for the rights of women has continued since then and still continues in modern feminist movements. Although it may seem like a constant battle to some, none of these activists would have been able to do this without Wollstonecraft and her writings in A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. Wollstonecraft created a base for the women’s rights movement, she framed the way women and men alike view feminism and she also changed how society views feminism. Women’s rights are human rights and Wollstonecraft made it her life’s work to get this message across. Wollstonecraft created a base for the women’s rights movement and got women thinking for themselves about what needed to change.
In the 1960’s people like Malcolm X and Dr. King fought for the civil rights of African-Americans, while women like the Suffragettes and Betty Friedan fought for the civil rights of women. Feminism has come in four waves in American culture, the first starting in the early 19th century, and the fourth starting around 2012 and continuing to present day. The first wave of feminism consisted of women trying to gain rights to vote, their own reproductive rights, and trying to bring attention to domestic violence against them. Feminism today consists of women trying to fight for equal rights to those of men, like having the same wages, the same social standards, and trying to break gender stereotypes. Feminism has grown and widely spread around
Another example is that the Wife of Bath convinced the Knight ,by explaining that the things, which are her being old, plain, beasly born and poor, making the knight prevent him from loving her are in fact what should make him love her, that he had to give up his power in order for her to acquire it, for if he had not given her control of the partnership, both would have been unhappy through the rest of their lives. We also know that she gives the answer, which nobody were able to argue its accuracy, to the question what women want. From that we can also deduce that she is, in fact, “a mistress in the game of
However, despite this, women were given many new opportunities to contribute to society during the Industrial Revolution. "A woman's ability to earn a wage and retain those earnings was one of the most important transformations wrought by new machinery" (Zlotnick, pg 16). So, despite poor working conditions and salary, the Industrial Revolution still caused women to become a more active part of the workforce as well as become independent outside of their husbands. Even during the Industrial Revolution, women began demanding more rights. In the early 1800’s, they were not allowed to continue school after grammar school.
From scattering small towns to the large crowd on Washington D.C. women wanted to be heard. These marches had a great impact on history as well as today's time. The devotion of women has not been forgotten as it has lasted since before the civil war. Marches are only one more way feminists are standing out. The right of freedom of speech has been greatly used and put to the test as women have spoken their minds and put their thoughts into actions.
Feminist movements have campaigned and continue to campaign for women 's rights, including the right to vote , to hold public office, to work, to earn fair wages or equal pay, to own property, to education, to enter contracts, to have equal rights within marriage, and to have maternity leave. Feminists have also worked to promote bodily autonomy and integrity, and to protect women and girls from rape, sexual harassment, and domestic violence. Feminist campaigns are generally considered to be one of the main forces behind major historical societal changes for women 's rights, particularly in the West, where they are near-universally credited with having achieved women 's suffrage , gender neutrality in English, reproductive rights for women
From being Rosie the Riveter, an integral part of the United States victory in World War II to women who should “do their duty” by returning to their homes, where they could serve their husbands and “repopulate the ranks” (Women 's History in the U.S. | National Woman 's Party). This was the social setting for women after the war, one that did not sit well with the feminist movement. The revolutionary women in this discriminatory time fought for their right to express their sexuality without hypocritical judgement from others, the right to choose their own destiny for their own lives, the right to self and to discover who they are as an individual and not as a gender and not how to be a perfect housewife as they were taught but how to be themselves. In this fight the resistance was tenacious, sticking to gender roles that were laid out in generations before them. Oates’ short story is an allegory for feminism, the gender roles women fought against and the resistance they encountered in the 1950’s.
The issue of women’s rights and how different societies and cultures deal with it had been on the table for many centuries. In the United States of America during the 1800s, women began to move toward and demand getting equal rights as men, they decided to speak up and fight for their stolen rights. In the 1960s, continued working toward their goal, women broadened their activities through the women’s rights movement which aimed to help them in gaining their right to receive education, occupy the same jobs that were once titled only for men, and get an access to leadership positions. The women’s rights movement has a great impact on women today, although it started a long time ago, but it did not stop and women are reaping their fruit today, it also marked the spark of the feminist movement. Feminism and the Feminist Movement were the advocacy for the equal treatment of women.