Women's Rights: Gaining the Vote
This paper looks at women's rights and importance of gaining women's right to vote in the United States.
# 117864 | 1,119 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2009 |
Published on Dec 23, 2009 in Political Science (Election and Campaigns) , Gender and Sexuality (Gender Studies) , Gender and Sexuality (Theories of Gender) , Women Studies (Women and Society)
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In this article, the writer discusses that the Nineteenth Amendment of the US Constitution brought women into political citizenship after centuries of exclusion by men, a tremendous achievement by any measure of democracy. The writer notes that though marginalization has decreased dramatically during the seventy-two-year fight for the right, the nation is still pursuing this vision of equality. The writer discusses that thanks to Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Jeanette Rankin, Susan B. Anthony and many other influential strong ladies, women now have the power and knowledge that they once could not even fathom. Women are no longer relegated to being excluded from mainstream society and categorized as marginal. The writer concludes that gaining the vote was a tremendous step for womankind and a giant leap for women's history.
From the Paper:"For many years, women were looked down upon and seen merely as a source for the reproduction of individuals and heirs. To even think about having women's rights, was out of the social context and the norm. Women were excluded from the mainstream of society and were placed socially on the margins of it. This was the marginalization of women, but they wouldn't remain the social outcast for long. They were on the verge of something big; something dramatic and life changing; they were fighting for their rights, including the major one, the right to vote. The Woman Suffrage Amendment represented the single biggest democratizing event in American history. It wasn't just a radical fast-paced project or act. It was a gradual alternating event of Women's history."
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