Essay about Women 's Rights Of Women

1942 Words Dec 2nd, 2016 8 Pages
For centuries women where cursed, beaten, and neglected just because they wanted a voice in American society. There was a time before when women were not treated equally in comparison to men. A woman 's sole purpose of living was to cook, clean, and take care of her children. Women had no right in deciding who they wanted to be and they surely had no voice in government or politics of American society. Starting in the mid nineteenth century, women began protested to show how passionate they were to vote and be in control. Today women have equal rights as men when it comes to voting because of the suffragist who fought long and hard to gain equal voting rights. The social movement led by angered women tested the cultural perceptions in the past society on both an individual scale and in the terms of larger society.
The time of the 19th century proved it very difficult for women suffragist because of the limitations women were held to. On an everyday scale of life, women stayed at home while the men worked jobs to support the family. “The Yellow Wallpaper” is a short story published in 1892 and it sheds light on the unforgivable mistreatment of women who voiced their opinions through a tale told by a woman who spoke out. In the short story a woman is put in a mental facility for not following the social norms of society. “There is really nothing the matter with one but temporary nervous depression – a slight hysterical tendency,” (Gilman). The root word of hysteria is…

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