Women Against Stereotypes Within American Society
An examination of how women served as a main group that has strived against negativity and neglect to be treated as equals within American society.
# 104766 | 1,404 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2008 |
Published on Jun 23, 2008 in History (U.S. After 1865) , History (U.S. Post-Modern 1965-Present) , Women Studies (Feminism) , Women Studies (General) , Women Studies (Women and Society)
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This paper examines how women earned equality within the United States, politically, economically, and socially. The paper explains that from the late 19th century to the 20th century, social stigmas against women enforced strict barriers for females to overcome. The paper then looks at how, during the nineteenth century, women attempted to join organizations in order to express their view points and be well represented as a group. The paper also points out that at the beginning of the 1890s, as industrialization grew rapidly, women became a dominant and vocal voice during this time period to fight not only for female equality but civil rights for all humankind. In conclusion, the paper shows that today within the 21st century women are now voting with men standing beside them, and women are continuing to break stereotypes by working more, and sometimes having the roles switched - where men are now staying home with the children.
From the Paper:"Beginning in 1890, industrialization grew rapidly, creating both economic and social problems. Progressive reformers, who were frequently college educated and often wealthy, believed that the government could be utilized to go against social problems of racism, poverty, and class warfare. Women became a dominant and vocal voice during this time period to fight not only for female equality but civil rights for all humankind. Frances Ellen Watkins Harper protested against ongoing racism through her poetry and organization of African American women. She affirmed that "they are the rights of life and liberty, and to these the poorest and humblest man has just as much right as the richest and most influential man in the country." Harper attempted to bring ideals humanitarian unification within America during a time when southern legislature restricted voting and civil rights to blacks. The concentration within America was changed from an enormous amount of products through industrialization to the social reform of blacks and women."
Sample of Sources Used:
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- Avery, Rachel F. "A Black Woman's Appeal for Civil Rights." In For the Record: A Documentary History of America Volume Two, From Reconstruction through Contemporary Times Third Edition, by David E Shi and Holly A. Mayer, 98-99. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2007.
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