The Women 's Suffrage Movement Essay

880 Words Dec 7th, 2016 4 Pages
“I raise up my voice-not so I can shout but so that those without a voice can be heard...we cannot succeed when half of us are held back,” (Malala Yousafzai).
Women’s suffrage has been an issue that has awakened many people. One way or the other this movement has affected everyone. Societies often view women as weak, worthless, non- essential, but if it wasn’t for woman then we wouldn’t be here today. Women’s abilities are far beyond what we labeled them to be. But societies portrayed women as this robotic figure that always needs to be told what to do. We believe that they shouldn’t have the ability to, have any say of their own. Women’s Suffrage has been a movement where we were able to witness the extent women fought for their rights. The women’s suffrage movement “was the struggle for the right of women to vote and run for office and is part of the overall women’s rights movement...several countries—most notably, the U.S. and Britain—formed organizations to fight for suffrage,” (Historynet). Many educated, renowned, established successful women was denied the right to vote because of their sex. But women fought this political campaign for which lasted more than 72 years.
In 1890’s the term Feminism was created to give women their rights. Feminism was used to describe a “political, cultural or economic movement aimed at establishing equal rights and legal protection for women…Feminism involves political and sociological theories and philosophies concerned with issues…

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