Rights of Women Term Paper by orise

A look at the inequality between men and women in the past and the rights of women today.
# 150144 | 1,813 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2012 | KE
Published on Jan 29, 2012 in Women Studies (Women and Society)

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The paper outlines the struggle for the fight of women's rights and how men have always forced women to stick to lower positions in society. The paper then looks at the situation today and discusses how equal rights for women came about largely because of the Seneca Falls convention in the 1840s.

Women Suffrage
Women's Rights
Women Rights in the Modern World
The Seneca Falls

From the Paper:

"Women's suffrage can also be referred to as the right of women to run for leadership in a given office or their right to vote. The term is also used in to explain how women started gaining their right to run offices as it is being done in the modern world. Movements that were against slavery and those that aimed at fighting for the rights of women in the society came up. These movements wanted both men and women to be treated equally in the society because in the previous centuries, women were not seen to be important at all they were viewed as people who should just be ruled by men. The feminine gender was not respected as it is in the modern world (Eleanor, 14).
"The first step that was taken by pioneer women who were fighting for their own rights was to fight for their rights to vote and gaining positions during political rallies like running a government. The first self-governing nation to give adult women the right to vote was New Zealand and some parts of southern Australia. This was the first time for women to be heard running for a parliamentary seat and the same expanded to other parts of the world as it is in the modern world (Elizabeth, p.111)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Frances Maule. Woman suffrage: history, arguments and results; a collection of seven popular booklets, covering together practically the entire field of suffrage claims and evidence. New York, Princeton University 2009 p. 59
  • Eleanor Flexner. Century of struggle: the woman's rights movement in the United States. Harvard, Harvard University Press 1996 p.63
  • David Thompson. A Century of Struggle: Political Stamps and Tokens of Ireland. Ainsworth, Ainsworth Press 1990 p. 41
  • Judith Wellman. The road to Seneca Falls: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the First Woman's Rights Convention. Illinois, University of Illinois Press 2004 p 37
  • Elizabeth Crawford. The women's suffrage movement: a reference guide, 1866-1928

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