The Importance Of Women's Rights For Women

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Rights for women is nothing like it was in the 20th century, now we have many improved environments and standards that would seem out of place back then. Now women can just about do anything they want and that is all thanks to the people that had to struggle for the women’s rights to get where they are today. Many suffragists risked their lives to support the acts that they believed in. Most of them went to great lengths so that the present and future generations of women could prosper and succeed. They paved the way for other women to follow their dreams and have equal rights. When Dubois stated, “At the beginning of the twentieth century, most American women faced the new century with considerable optimism” (Dubois 420) she considered the …show more content…
They would clean, cook and take care of the kids. That was the set society standards were for women. The men would go out and do manual labor and the women would stay home and do homemaker chores. Women would not get much freedom to do many things while men were free to do just about anything even sleeping with other women while married. The women couldn’t say much as they were taught to listen and obey the husband. As time went on, future generations went out of the norm and wanted to pretty much do just about anything the men in the country were able to. Women wanted to break the barrier and be able to have freedom within the country. Around the 1880s, women began to pursue higher education and higher respect within the society and political views. Women wanted their say in the government and to have their rights fixed. In the late ninetieth century, more and more women began to stand for a change in their rights; this was known as The New Women. During this time, many suffragists were getting the support and attention they needed to get their message out there. When Dubois says this in her book, she compares the two generations and how things have tremendously changed. Dubois realizes that these women of the new generation are able to doings things all because of the protests and unity that was formed because of this. During the late …show more content…
These certain events helped them look forward to the future and ways they could advance it even more. For example, the Women’s Suffrage Act being proposed to the congress was a huge step for women everywhere. These suffragists knew how much effort they had put in just to get it amended and brought to the congress to get it looked at. At this point, they knew that they had the opportunity but not the support that they’ve liked for it. These women that Dubois refers to can agree that they have come a long way, and just stopping and being content with what they’ve accomplished isn’t enough. The events during the end of the ninetieth century were looking bright for women who wanted equal rights; many things got accomplished or looked upon during this time. This statement that Dubois makes is true because of the events that led to the beginning of the twentieth century. The future was looking good now as small little victories for women began to occur. The New supporters and the continuing ones knew that by time they would reach the final goal for equal rights. Certain events such as the merge of the National Women’s Suffrage Association and the American Women Suffrage Association gave them more power as well as support. The merge helped both associations to work together and fight as one. Their main mission was to achieve voting rights for women

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