Essay Gender Equality For Women 's Rights

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Since the beginning of time, girls and boys are expected by society to play certain roles in based on traditions, different religions, and beliefs. These behaviors shape the gender roles in the developing world. Women were denied the right to vote until the nineteenth amendment was passed in 1920, fifty years after African American men were granted suffrage. Woman not having natural rights such as, the right to vote, access to equal education, right to divorce and so forth, did not stop them from gaining equality. Significant figures such as Susan B Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Abigail Adams and Clara Barton played a large role in the the woman’s right movement. Gender equality for woman were gained through social encounters and political exchanges.

Early exchanges started with Abigail Adams and her husband John in 1776, participating in the Continental Congress, to "Remember the Ladies" as the nation 's political leaders wrote up new codes of law. "Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the Husbands," she wrote. "Remember all Men would be tyrants if they could." (LIBRARY and TIMELINE 2016) The organized women’s movement started after Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott attended the World’s Anti-Slavery Convention in London in 1840 and were refused seating for being women. After this incident the two of them started seeing a connection between the mistreatment of slaves and of women in the United States. (National Women 's History Museum, 2007) This…

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