Women During The Nineteenth Century Essay

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Despite the freedom that women have now, it is not equal to that of men. For this reason some women and men continue to fight for political, social and economic equality, this ideology is known as feminism. This political movement can also be divided into three waves throughout history and which still continues on to this day.
Women are treated as second-class citizens, not only in the United States of America, but all across the world in different countries. It is for this reason that women had decided to stand up not just for themselves as individuals, but also for future generations of women to come. It was that bravery that gave birth to the feminist movement. The first wave was during the nineteenth century and early twentieth century. At first it was focused on property rights for women and the opposition to chattel marriage. In the end of the nineteenth century, the movement mostly focused on political power, particularly the right of women’s suffrage. By 1920 the women in the United States were granted the right to vote.
The second wave started in the early 1960s and continued into the 90s. It began in the United States and spread all across the Western world and beyond. The second wave began after women were kicked out of the workplace after the end of the World War II. Most of the movement’s energy was focused on passing the Equal Rights Amendment to the constitution guaranteeing social equality regardless of sex. The second wave was for women whom no…

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