Feminism And The Women's Rights Movement

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Many people during this era believed that women needed to be economically independent; further more a socialist of the time by Gilman “argued that economic independence was the most fundamental necessity for women, an insight drawing directly on her own experience as well as that of a new generation of professional women” (155 EVANS). One group that had it harder than any man white or black, or even white women were; African American women so much so that “black women found themselves unwelcome in many local suffrage groups and created their own suffrage organizations; by the early 1900s they had formed organizations in numerous cities” (156 EVANS). Many colored women believed that “suffrage would empower their superior moral sensibilities …show more content…
One of the best time periods for the movement of was the era of the Victorianism. During the 1900 and World War I the separation between men and women ended. This is when the women’s movement reach its height “the women’s’ movement reached the apex of its political power, achieving new laws for pure food, protective legislation regulating wages and hours for working women and children, prison and court reforms, and the creation 1912 of a Federal Children’s Bureau headed by former Hull House resident Julia Lathrop” (160 EVANS). During this era the younger generation of women began to shake things …show more content…
The women’s right movement not only helped women, but it also helped other groups to also get some political attention for everyone to soon gain equal rights in the United States. Women all over America were able to take pride in their victory and “with one stroke the Nineteenth Amendment enfolded women into a particular version of the American political heritage defining citizenship as a relationship between the individual and the state, whose key expression was the act of voting” (172 EVANS). Because of what these women did during the Gilded Age of America all women now have equal rights socially and politically and if it were not for these women, who knows where modern women would be

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