The Progression Of Women During The Progressive Era

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The Progression of Women
Struggles are known to be the efforts to be set free of the so-called “chains” that may be holding someone back. Back from what, you might ask? For women, it is a name for themselves. To become more than a homemaker. A wife. A mother. A caregiver. To become known as a key factor in how this country is run. To be known for how much they give and how little they take. While female Americans have come so far, it was not an easy or quick road to become who they are today. Women have not always had a voice of their own. For many years, they were only seen in the shadow of their men. Overworked and very underappreciated.
As far back as in the Dust Bowl, women have always been on each other’s side no matter what. Women are
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In 1914, a huge meeting sponsored by Heterodoxy, argued the meaning of feminism. One speaker at the convention spoke of feminism as “both a human being and a sex-being” (Foner 702). This brought the ideals of traditional rules of sexual behavior into the discussion of women’s personal freedom. Access to birth control grew present, as women were demanding control of their own body. This new confidence even allowed Isadora Duncan of California to bring modern dancing as a symbol of the new era. There became a world of a transformation between the women that had been all order and efficiency that had now become individualistic through an expressive and artsy revolution. Women were not only after lawful freedom, but personal freedom to be who they wanted to be on their …show more content…
From having only around 13,000 members in the early 1890s, the movement was up to around two million members in 1917. The membership grew and expanded within almost all social and economic groups. As they continued to campaign for the right to vote, they gained more and more success towards their goal. Although their goal was a not an easy one, they started to gain momentum. In fact, by the year 1900 they already had over half of the states approval of the right to vote in the small and local elections and four states had implemented women’s suffrage completely. While these few states were said to have done so in order to gain migrants and other ulterior motives, it was still quite a stride in the right

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