Iron Jawed Angels Essay

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Title: Summary, Reaction, and Analysis Paper #1: Iron-Jawed Angels Iron Jawed Angels is a story of two women fighting for women’s rights. They led the struggle for the passage of the 19th amendment to the constitution which gave women the right to vote. These two women along with others petitioned, campaigned, and picketed to publicize the issue. After being arrested for “traffic violations” a group of women spent time in Occoquan Workhouse. Here they went on a hunger strike to protest being imprisoned for demanding equal voting rights. After not eating the prisoners had to be force fed, here they earned the nickname “iron jawed angels.” This became a headline in the news and ultimately forced Woodrow Wilson, the president, to …show more content…
Anthony. Anthony chose her to be the head of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA). She was elected president of NAWSA twice. Catt was also a leader of the international women’s suffrage movement, and helped to found the International Woman Suffrage Alliance in 1902, serving as president from 1904 until 1923. Many Issues area addressed throughout the movie. Alice Paul, along with Lucy Burns and Inez Mulholland-Boissevain; exudes organizational leadership and institutional entrepreneurship. Not only do they have a social influence in the community she provides a role model in not only enforcing her cause, but participating as well. She didn’t just organize the picket lines; she was on them. When her women went to jail, she went with. Ultimately she created a way for people to contribute to making something extraordinary happen. Ethics are a prominent issue throughout the history in general. In the early 1900’s ethics is the backbone of Paul’s campaign. This division of philosophy, ethics, which addresses questions about morality such as right and wrong, and the questions of virtues. Meta-ethics is broadly discussed; in the issue of the attitude of Paul and Burns peers, the government, and even NAWSA. Throughout the movie Paul and other suffragists is pushing to make changes not only socially but politically. Their activism consists of writing letters, campaigning, economic activism, boycotts or preferentially

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