Women 's Suffrage Of The 1920 ' S Essay
23 October 2016
Prior to the 1920’s, American women faced many decades of unfairness and inequality. They were not given most of the privileges and opportunities that men were. They had little to no authority and were treated disrespectfully by men. Women, their children, and their belongings were considered the property of their husbands and they had nearly complete power over them. However, between the mid 1910’s to the early 1920’s, things started to turn more towards women’s favor. Many women fought tirelessly throughout the entirety of their lives for the respect they deserved and by the mid 1920’s, women in the United States discovered new rights and an entirely new status in society.
Before any major events supporting women’s rights took place in America in the 1910’s, women had dealt with plenty of inequality between the sexes. Their life tended to center around the farm and their family. (Bryant, “How War Changed the Role of Women in the United States”) Women were thought to be weaker than men, and therefore couldn’t work the same jobs as them. Joyce Bryant of The Yale-New Haven Teacher’s Institute wrote that many women worked side by side with their spouses without being given the ability to share in any of the political power with them. (“How War Changed the Role of Women in the United States”) She continued on to say that middle class women continued to perform their traditional work, but it wasn’t…