Every day when you see a woman at her job doing her work or walking the streets in casual clothing, was there ever a moment when you thought she didn’t belong, or deserve to be who she is? It’s become a rarity to find prejudice beings in everyday society, however there was once a time when married women were considered the property of the man whom of which she loved. Even in our free country, it wasn’t until the 19th century, that the rights of women were even considered. The women of today’s era, are free to be who they are today, because of the 20th century “New Women”. The working women, the suffragettes, and the Flappers who stood for themselves and fought for the equality they deserved. The day the US joined World War I, was the day that all of our country’s men were being enlisted in the army, and our workforce was running low on man power. Around July 1914, just before the war broke out, there were about 3.2 million women in employment. By January 1918 the employment of women had amounted to 5 million (“Women in WWI”). As a result of the sudden draft into war, the role of men was pushed onto all women. Without much of a choice, women were pulled from their house duties, or other lesser jobs for women, and lured into the average mens workforce. Observations show that their ability to hold the position of a man, led to a change in the attitudes towards every woman (“Women in WWI”). For many, learning that women were capable of taking over a man’s role in society, their view on women changed for the better. Hundreds of thousands of women replaced men in the munitions industry, an extremely dangerous job that women managed to successfully keep stable (“Women in WWI”). Most women enjoyed stepping out of the house and feeling that they were needed for their country. “…For many women the war was ‘a genuinely liberating experience’ that made them feel useful as citizens but that also gave them the freedom and the wages only men had enjoyed so far” (“Women in the Workforce”). Yet, women joining the workforce was not all they were capable of. During the war, April 6th 1916, marked the very first time that women other than nurses were granted the ability to enlist in the Marine Corps or the Navy (World War I…”). Because of the actions taken by these strong women who enlisted in the army, many more opportunities became available in the future of women. “Women’s successful participation in WW1 was an important precedent for expanding roles of American Women in the Military and for developing the military establishment’s acceptance of women’s service in the U.S Armed Forces” (“World War I…”). Not to mention, not only did the women enter the workforce and Navy, they also took their place in sports entertainment. They filled the shoes of men and began to play baseball. A whole new entertainment with gambling and excitement to take the gloom and stress out of everyday lives. By the time the war ended, many women had to return home and welcome their husbands back from the war and return to their everyday lives before the war ever occurred. Since the first World War, the opinion of our society’s women began to change, and with it our Government began to change as well. Noting a woman’s strength and intelligence was key to opening up the eyes of others in society. It all began when the effort of women at work, in respect to the World War, displayed women as worthy of citizenship and as patriotic as any man, as a result (“The Fight For…”). For many years women have been trying to earn their right to vote. All those women who believed they deserved that right, those who protested, and continued to fight, were considered suffragettes. Many more activists began to believe that women deserved to vote for the very reason that women are different from men, and because of that, they believed a woman’s vote could give a different perspective (“The Fight For…”). The belief that woman are different form men contradicts the older belief that
CAMPAIGN FOR WOMAN’S RIGHTS
In the 19th century, American and British women’s rights - or lack of them depended heavily on the commentaries of William Blackstone (Commentaries on the Laws of England, Vol. 1 (2765)) which defined a married woman and man as one person under the law.( http://womenshistory.about.com/cs/lives19th/a/blackstone_law.htm) Women were treated as their husband’s property without any legal rights.
This general practice is still true in different parts of the…
What does she do?
She responds to educational/political theorists in their assumption that women had no rights to education.
Theorists of the 18th c. believed that women should not have an education.
She believed that women should have an education in order to instil their position in society. This is all stemming from romantic ideology. Renee Decarte (sp?) “I think therefore I am”. I think, therefore I become human.
This challenges the age of reason and the social order, which was very much hierarchical…
THE STORY OF AN AFRICAN FARM
Gender...Religion...Believes....THEY MATTER NO MORE
3 JUNE 2014
Over the course of history, females have been slowly gaining rights legally, however even with the law’s protection, people's views have not changed and biased opinions still exists. The book The Story of An African Farm was published in 1883 by Olive Schreiner set in London in the 1800s. In that period of time, gender role…
is a topic that has been disputed over for many years. The topic has two opposing sides, one being whether a woman should have the right to have an abortion and two, whether the unborn baby should have some type of law protecting it's right to life. Abortion is a social problem because many feel that it is a woman’s right to decide what she wants to do with her body, and rejecting the right to abort would signify that women to not hold the same moral status as men.
Abortions can be defined as the…
holds a very strong opinion on abortion. Ashley is around eighteen years old. Considering her age her opinion was very developed and could sway individuals to acknowledge her point of view. Unlike I Ashley is pro abortion. She believes that woman's rights were fought over for several years and should be upheld. Ms. Jackson also states that the reality of being able to take care of the child should be considered as well. She believes that during the pregnancy an abortion can be useful; especially if…
Population of Woman
The Population of Woman
The changes in the roles of woman have changed drastically the past few years. Effecting nearly all institutions in society from their families to the workplace, even in politics. Woman are certainly not who they use to be. They have moved out of the home and into the workforce.
In 1920 millions of American woman exercised their right to vote for the first time. It took 100 years for activist to achieve this right for woman…
26 January 2014
All woman that have made history in America should all be considered equal and important, because they have all made a difference one way or another. There are multiple woman who have changed the ways of the worlds such as Woman Rights, and child labor. Although the topics may be different, they are all something to consider as relevant in the change of America.
There is quite a variety of woman who helped make this world a better place but…
Establishing Woman’s Rights
Women have been taught that, for us, the earth is flat, and that if we venture out, we will fall off the edge. ~Andrea Dworkin
Could one live in a culture where a woman could be stoned to death for revealing her face to a man other than her husband? Allowing oneself to be beaten for wandering from home without permission from her male guardian? Could one permit the acceptance of a husband’s right to lash his wife for arguing? These are the trials that woman all around the…
body. I believe woman have the natural right to abortion because: woman should want their children, woman should have total control over their body, if abortion is illegalized the ‘back alley’ abortion would go up, and because abortion is not murder.
Women should be able to have control over their bodies. If the government were to make abortion illegal, that would take away women’s natural right of abortion. Taking away a woman’s choice of abortion is taking away their rights. If a 16 year old…
for Muslims is a religious matter. Some Muslim woman, are obliged to wear the veil when they leave home or when there are in presence of unknown men. However, in England people have the freedom of going around the city wherever they want. According to Europe Human Rights, everybody has the right to express their own religion and to dress in any garment that religion request (Brown). Controversy about dressing the niquab has increased, when a Muslim woman, for the first time, refused to remove her veil…