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…
not appear out of thin air; they are actively built by agents having strong notions about appropriate or desirable behavior in their community." (Finnemore and Sikkink. 1998.) They give us the example of women's suffrage and the norm entrepreneurs as Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. These women acted as persuaders.
The second stage of the life cycle is titled norm cascade. As more states and countries begin to adopt the norm, the agents or "norm entrepreneurs" have to put their beliefs…
almost 100 year struggle towards suffrage. In 1869 Susan B. Anthony, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton joined with others to form the National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA). In the same year, Lucy Stone, Henry Blackwell, and Julia Ward Howe created the American Woman Suffrage Association (AWSA). These two groups focused on different aspects of women’s rights but both had the same goal of equality. Because the differing philosophies of these two groups nonunifed the suffrage movement, they decided to unite…
lobbying for women’s rights and more importantly their equality to men.
One such group was the National American Women’s Suffrage Association (NAWSA) which was formed during this time period. The NAWSA was first led by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. Its main argument for suffrage was the “republican idea of individual citizenship.” The battle for women’s suffrage was extremely difficult especially in its early stages, which is why over time strategies changed within the NAWSA. Eventually…
demanding suffrage and creating their own association to unite all the women striving for the same goal. During the era of women’s suffrage the NAWSA adopted moderate and conservative tactics contrary to the NWP’s. However, because of NWP’s militant technique, the lobbying and petitioning, and a proposal of a federal amendment to the constitution,the NWP was most responsible for the suffrage victory in 1920.
Having been influenced by the English suffragette’s method of acquiring women suffrage through…
The History of Women’s Suffrage
The rights of women have come a long way over an extensive period of time. There once was a time in history when women weren’t allowed to wear skirts that rose above their ankles, and now they can wear anything in any way they please. However, these laws didn’t just change overnight, it several years to change the minds of numerous individuals, including some women. However, many groups of courageous women, of all ethnic and religious backgrounds, joined together…
DOC A…… Chicago
Doc B …… SUSAB B ANTHONY, ELIZABETH CADY STANTON
Form of Petition.—To the Senate and House of Representatives:—The undersigned women of the United States, respectfully ask an amendment of the Constitution that shall prohibit the several States from disfranchising any of their citizens on the ground of sex.
In making our demand for Suffrage, we would call your attention to the fact that we represent fifteen million people—one-half the entire population of the country—intelligent…
Each of these writings consists of a strong feminist’s perspective.
In Emily Stanton’s speech, she begins with a comical tone. She uses creative diction to convey her comical tone. Stanton compares how men’s clothing is loosely flowing while women need to wear tight clothing to be considered to have beauty. Stanton uses phrases such as ”do not propose…to make our husbands just, generous, and courteous” and “shall not molest you in your philosophical experiments.” By this she is saying she is…
Women’s Suffrage: The Fight for Equality
The Women’s Suffrage Movement was a time where women fought for equal rights including the right to vote. Before the movement women were looked down upon. Even at the start of early civilizations women have always come second rate under men. They are looked at weak, uneducated and almost like they were put on this earth only to serve then men and have children. In the mid nineteenth century women’s rights were going to be pushed and the suffrage movement…
wives and mothers, and usually did not have jobs outside of the home (Britannica). This began to lead to a different view of women and their roles in society (State). Elizabeth Cady Stanton had a significant impact on women because she initiated the first women’s rights and suffrage movement.
Before Elizabeth Stanton, there were a number of issues that weren’t being solved for women. These issues included “Women’s parental and custody rights, property rights, employment and income rights, divorce…
From the "Seneca Falls Declaration," this was said at the first women's rights convention
1848 in Seneca Falls
for the first time
American women demanded suffrage and
other rights they have been denied
Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton were two women
who organized the convention and would become two of the most famous suffragists and social
This convention would be the beginning to a long fight for women's rights