Women's Suffrage: The Freedom For Women By Carol Giardina

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“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
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Women have taken many different approaches in recovering from the women’s suffrage. There were many movements, activities which supported the women’s suffrage. Freedom for women Giardina shows us the several activities that occurred. One of them was the women’s liberation movement. This was also known as the feminist movement. This program “refers to a series of political campaigns and reforms on issues such as reproductive rights, domestic violence, maternity leave, equal pay, women 's suffrage, sexual harassment and sexual violence.” All of which fall under the label of feminism and the feminist movement. This program was very important for women because of these multiple issues women lacked freedom. Not only was the lack of freedom the problem but women had no rights. Most importantly, because men were prejudice against women; they were trying to rule over them. This male chauvinism was really getting out of hand, because they helped maintain the capitalist system, which was also, was the end of male domination. The Women’s Liberation was very much challenging. With all the difficulties going on abortion was also illegal. In 1967 there were many women who fought to eliminate male chauvinism so that women’s demands rule. Women wanted change; “they were also demanding that childcare, abortion, an end to forced …show more content…
This was a slogan created by Kathie Sarachild who gave on consciousness-raising. Who also gave the power to the voice of women’s, and the rising awareness of women. The main purpose of this concept was so that “women unified against their mutual oppressor would gain power to control their lives,” (Giardina 176). So women can stand up for themselves against their rivals also to create a recognition of women. The term “sisterhood” was “to express the connection of women who are not biologically related but are bonded in solidarity…their support of other women or their recognition of fem ale qualities…the use of the word sisterhood implies that women relate to one another in ways that are distinct from how they relate to men,” (Linda Napikoski). Sisterhood was formed to show the closeness of all “sisters” women as one. They’re all there for each other to support and help one another. Women were also losing control so “Sisterhood is Powerful” slogan was to be mainly to fight sexism. Sisterhood is powerful helped recover a lot of women that had suffered. Women’s suffrage and the sisterhood movement were very much linked together. Women’s suffrage movement was in 1848 which mainly focused on gaining women the right to vote. In 1848 the slogan, Sisterhood is powerful was put in use for women to get

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