As for this topic " Fight for your right" we were able to chose anything we liked. Well I have chosen to write about "Women's Rights." I believe tht this is a huge topic that needs to be heard about. There still is so many things that women can have their say about but we don't always get it. So I will write about what I feel and think what should be. If I should forget something or did not write in this post feel free to leave it in the comments.
The staggering changes for women that have come about over those seven generations in family life, in religion, in government, in employment, in education - these changes did not just happen spontaneously. Women themselves made these changes happen, very deliberately. Women have not been the passive recipients of miraculous changes in laws and human nature. Seven generations of women have come together to affect these changes in the most democratic ways: through meetings, petition drives, lobbying, public speaking, and nonviolent resistance. They have worked very deliberately to create a better world, and they have succeeded hugely. Throughout 1998, the 150th anniversary of the Women's Rights Movement is being celebrated across the nation with programs and events taking every form imaginable. Like many amazing stories, the history of the Women's Rights Movement began with a small group of people questioning why human lives were being unfairly constricted.
Now I would like to share a few women that should actually be recognized just like the President. These women were activists and were accomplished in their time.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton, of course. And Susan B. Anthony. Matilda Joslyn Gage. Lucy Stone. They were pioneer theoreticians of the 19th-century women's rights movement.
- * Esther Morris, the first woman to hold a judicial position, who led the first successful state campaign for woman suffrage, in Wyoming in 1869. Abigail Scott Duniway, the leader of the successful fight in Oregon and Washington in the early 1900s.
- * Ida B. Wells-Barnett and Mary Church Terrell, organizers of thousands of African-American women who worked for suffrage for all women.
|Susan B. Anthony|
Well now that's alittle history about Women's Rights. I find it very interesting and how women's rights began very evolved today. I personally think that women's rights still have to evelved some more. I personally like to speak for myself and vote. I would never be able to live in the olden days when men spoke and took care of everything. I do have to say I am glad I am living in this generation.
What do you think about Women's Rights?
What is the most important part of our rights?
Do you have anything to share?