Women’s’ Suffrage in Latin America (1900-1945) Women in Latin America were viewed as the stereotypical housewives, as their only duty was to take care of their household and children. Their purpose in life was to direct man on the path of virtue and purify his soul with love. Latin men viewed women as the weaker sex. This was all due to the effect of Spanish colonialism of how men viewed women in Latin America.
The women wanted to limit the number of work hours for women. The Women’s Trade Union League pushed for minimum wage and eight hour work days. Along with fair working environments, women also started the Temperance Movement. The Temperance Movement was to try to pass the 18th Amendment, which prohibited the use, sale, transport, and production of alcohol. They did this because, their husbands would spend all of their paychecks on alcohol, and not be able to provide for the family.
What equated women’s book-learning in the Middle Ages with black magic and disgrace, now, became a privilege not every woman can acquire. In addition, the Reform movement called for “a revision of religious positions on marriage. ”(mohja) This “revision” led to the decline of misogamy. The rejection of misogamy and the confirmation of the importance of the marital statues strengthened the position of woman in the family.
Goldenberg (Goldenberg 1979). As was discussed above, many feminist have build their rationale on arguing for the society’s need to move away from religion in order to provide women with tools of emancipation and build gender equal society. One of such tools is secularism as a concept of liberation of the state’s political and social decisions from religious influence, or simply the separation of Church and State. The secular arguments in feminism were developing slowly in the religious era and became louder and prominent only by the end of the 18th century. French feminist and revolutionary Olympre De Gouge famous for her Declaration of the Rights of Woman and the Female Citizen (1791), even if often speaking about God, was a strong campaigner against religious marriage which she deemed "love and trust's grave”.
Women in the eighteenth century were portrayed as servants did not have any say in anything just like the story of an hour by Kate Chopin, where even in a good marriage you could not do the things you wanted to do. In the eighteenth century, Women were portrayed as powerless humans who were beneath the men because men were powerful everything was given to them once they became men and wife. According to Hicks, Jennifer “Divorce was quite rare in the 1800s and if one was to occur, men were automatically given legal control of all property and children”, In the story of an hour Mrs. Mallard who was portrayed as weak because of her heart problems was told that her husband had died from a railroad
The majority of women blamed themselves for feeling unhappy, they thought “something had to be wrong with them if they weren’t as happy as the women they saw in magazines or on televisions” (Gidgets 2008). Frieden blamed the US educational system for encouraging women to study “feminine” subjects like family life and household management instead of science, mathematics, and business management. Friedan also blamed the media and quoted a magazine editor who told her “Our readers are housewives, full time... They are not interested in national or international affairs. They are only interested in the family and the home” (Gidgets
John Updike described Hester Prynne, the main protagonist, as “a mythic version of every woman’s attempt to integrate her sexuality with societal demands.” In The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne was used as a symbol of women’s struggle and acceptance to meet society’s expectations as a woman and especially as a wife. These expectations being; loyal, the proper mom for her child and following the guidelines of the Bible by not committing any sins, etc. She was labeled as an adulterer but above everything else she became a power identity and a symbol of bravery. Before understanding why Hester was a mythic version for all these reasons, it is important to first understand who Hester is, what she did and why she is such a crucial character in this 1850 romance novel.
Antigone manipulates the government by using her lifestyle conditions, her bravery and her determination of what she believe in. In these three plays that it be will analized as a perspective of Antigone, “Oedipus the King”, “Antigone” and “La pasion segun Antigona Perez”, Antigone is a underestimated character. The main characters see Antigone as a simple woman. Commencing with, woman in that time should be not heard.
Anthony and her family was part of the temperance movement was a banned of alcohol and making of it , also also Susan B. Anthony family was part of the the abolitionist movement to end slavery. When Susan B. Anthony died on March 13 , 1906 , women still did not have the right to vote ,but though the passing of the 19th Amendment , women got to vote. Though her hard and her dedication , Susan B. Anthony portrait was placed on the one dollar coin ,making her one of the first women to be
Additionally, in the story, “Psyche’s Art”, it states, “...it was a new disease called the Art fever, and it attacked the young woman of the community with great violence.” (Alcott 2170). They only label it in such a way because of women being attracted to such work and it was against society. Society didn’t view women doing art work or interwoven rather than their household duties. Household duties were to be the primary focus for women.
However, in the mid to late 1800’s women did not count towards the progress of history, though proved to be essential in the field of industry. Nevertheless, women began to demand voting rights in the late 1800’s, in addition to Frances Willard’s example of political evolution, the organization of the "Woman’s Christian Temperance Union" formed in 1873 to curb the abuse of alcohol endorsed the women’s right to vote. Therefore, I agree that
During the Progressive era there was a lot of public reform. Women were affected and they also created change thought their movements in this era. Women began working in factories and going to school. They began to have less children and wanted to focus on themselves. “Divorce rates increased because some educated women shunned marriage and believe only remaining single could they play roles they envisioned in the public world (Brinkley, Pg. 481).”
The movement wanted to change the steroytype that women were submissive sex objects that’s only purpose was to make men happy and become housewives, who’s only purpose was to raise children. The womens movement were hoping to achive equality in issues such as •Economics: including equal pay, financial independence for married women, and support of single mothers through the domestic purposes benefit •Politics: the Women groups
Women’s Suffrage Movement If you had lived in the 1800s, would you have fought for Women’s Rights or would you have decided to be a bystander? Throughout history women have always been ruled by men. At the start of the 1800s, women would have had only one right and that was being a housewife. Although women had no rights, women later raised their voices in the Women’s Suffrage Movement.
Marie Jenney Howe provides a monologue ridiculing anti-suffragists. Howe begins by stating a common shared thought all suffragist have: woman suffrage is unnatural. Howe begins ridiculing anti-suffragists by stating how it should be unheard of that there should be equality between the genders. It would irrational and a difficult concept to explain to children. Howe uses a satirized tone to mock the logic as to why women should be prevented from voting.