15 April 2014
Homework Assignment #1
1. The year 1920 was so significant for women, because it was the “end” of the Women’s Suffrage Movement (I say “end,” because women still had, and have, a long way to go). In 1919, the 19th amendment was passed and then ratified in August of 1920, which allowed women the right to vote.
The Women’s Suffrage Movement began in the early 1820’s and 30’s and was meant to change the way it was perceived to be a woman. Women were subjected to motherhood and domesticity, while their husbands were viewed as being much superior in every other aspect. In 1848, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott, set up a meeting in Seneca Falls, New York to discuss the issues among women’s rights (The Fight for..) . This was the beginning of the Movement.
Fast-forward 70+ years and you have the biggest leap towards women equality, which is the ratification of the 19th amendment. It was the first groundbreaking event to happen in women’s history, hinting to the “end” of the Women’s Suffrage Movement.
2. The ‘masculine’ characteristics in our culture are antisocial and dangerous while much of what we know as ‘feminine’ behavior promotes society’s well-being.
I believe a woman should be feminine. She should exude confidence, be sexy, and carry herself like a lady. That doesn’t mean she can’t also have masculine characteristics when handling certain business. Just because she is feminine, doesn’t mean she has to also be