Suffrage: Harriot Eaton Stanton Blatch Essay

Submitted By Kimberlypt07
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I believe that Stanton’s daughter, Harriot Stanton Blatch, helped convince the American people to support the right of women to vote at the beginning of the twentieth century. Harriot introduced parades, pickets, and marches as means of calling attention to the cause. These tactics succeeded in raising awareness and led to the unrest in Washington, D.C. Without awareness, nothing would have changed. I don’t think having the right to vote gave women full equality though. In many states women still couldn’t serve on juries, make contracts, or control their own earnings. In 1921, Alice Paul said that, “women today are still in every way inferior to men before the law, in the professions, in the church, in industry, and in the home.” In some ways, that hasn’t changed. I hear people making the jokes about women needing to stay in the kitchen and that actually made me make. I absolutely hate sexist jokes and there are still people that say it as anything but a job, and that’s actually sad. The achievement of full equality between women and men is one of the most important things for global prosperity and the advancement of society. The denial of equality continues and injustice against one half of the worlds population and promotes harmful attitudes and habits that are carried from family to the workplace, to political life, and ultimately to international relations. We can’t become a peaceful nation until we have full equality. I know there are still people who are