Bella Abzug Contribution To Society

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“Women will not simply be mainstreamed into the polluted stream. Women are changing the stream, making it clean and green and safe for all -- every gender, race, creed, sexual orientation, age, and ability.”(Bella Abzug) Bella Abzug, a leader of the Women 's Movement, helped organize the Women Strike for Peace in 1961. She believed as time keeps progressing, women are going to be accepted and seen for much more than they used to be many years ago. Because of their contributions to society, women are now immeasurably more comfortable, equal, and empowered than those hundreds of years ago. Over the last hundred years, women have made advances in key areas which have led to liberation and equality. Women are now able to receive a proper education, …show more content…
A respectable housewife was expected to only be involved in household affairs. For example, she needed to pay attention to meeting all her husband’s needs and wants by preparing meals and protecting his goods. The men were obligated to take care of their spouses, therefore an education was improper and unnecessary for women. All women in 1910, were seen as second-class citizens and were raised to put a man 's interest first. As full time housewives, women woke up washing and ironing men’s shirts instead of seeking an education. In contrast, education is one of the most critical areas of empowerment for women today. Some of the most successful people in the world are females. Hillary Clinton, for example, is known for changing the face of the “Modern Women’s Movement” (National Women 's History Museum). As senator/secretary of state and now running for the 2016 presidential election, she has made an impact on many women across the globe by fighting for justice. She believes education is critical and that “Human rights are Women 's rights.” Postsecondary Education Opportunity Research Letter reported in 2000 that a majority of the associate bachelor’s and master’s degrees were awarded to women. Education is now an intrinsic right and women are no longer objected to men. According to Girls Not Brides,” Education can also be one of the most powerful tools to enable girls to avoid early marriage and …show more content…
Women during this time period were viewed as citizens, but only to a certain point; meaning these aspects did not include women 's right to vote. The right to vote was for landowners and men who had high political statuses. Women were viewed as inferior to men, but still had responsibilities of their own. The women’s job was to be there for the husband and bare his children. How would a woman have time to vote or think about current issues when she had a family to take care of, a diaper to change and a husband to feed? The whole idea of a woman voting just did not fit in most people 's minds and was considered absurd. Following the convention, Stanton, Mott, and Susan B. Anthony, formed organizations that raised public awareness. Stanton and Anthony founded the American Equal Rights Association and formed the National Woman Suffrage Association. They focused their efforts on a federal woman’s suffrage amendment and challenged the suffrage by voting in the 1872 Presidential election. After a 70-year battle, on August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted American women the right to vote. Even though women had the right to vote in 1920, there has been drastic changes since then. A woman can be a mother of ten children and still have a political opinion. Women are continuing to make advances in the political field. In 2008,

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