Essay about A Brief Look at the Women's Rights Movement

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There was a time in history where men did everything for his family. The husband went to work and was the bread winner and woman as a home maker. This went on for years and still does but there are some changes that have happened to that rule. There has always been this unspoken rule that the man had to be in control and run everything. As years have gone on women have become more independent and started taking back the control. The belief was that men are stronger, better, etc. and letting women have power disrupts the order of things.
At one point in history women did have a light bit of control. When the men went off to war there was no one to run businesses or work. So women had to take control. The Women’s Rights Movement was and is …show more content…

In 1869, women started to see some more change; it was a big year for them. In May 1869 the national Woman Suffrage Association was formed by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Stanton, where their main focus was getting the right to vote through an amendment to Constitution. In November another association was formed called the American Woman Suffrage Association by Lucy Stone and others, their main focus was to gain the right to vote through amendments to individual state constitutions. In Dec Wyoming passes the first women’s suffrage law and the year after women began to serve on juries in the territory. In Aug of 1920 the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote.
In the social world men and women are extremely different. As stated before men usually did the hard labor and they tended to have a higher “ranking” or status than women, whereas, women again, did the household chores and family raising. Women in the social world were looked down on and were considered “stupid” by many men. Women were not allowed to further their education because men were afraid that they would finally understand what they were doing to them for all these years Women were beaten by men for many years and the social role they had to play was that they were not able to say anything about it; it was considered “normal”. Women were not allowed to get help they had to suppress their feelings. In

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