Iron Jawed Angels Essay

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What Women Want, They Get Women used to be thought of as the stay at home mother by men. She was supposed to take care of the children and take care of the home. Seeing a woman in the workforce was desirable as long as she had an education. Women were seen working in factories or as teachers but they had no say in the government. Thanks to a few women dedicated to making a difference, women have become more independent and now have a say in the government if they choose too. The movie Iron Jawed Angels depicts a group of women who wanted women to have a voice in politics. First thing they had to do was get women the right to vote. Alice Paul and Lucy Burns were the two leaders of the NWP (National Woman's Party). The two women are an…show more content…
They did not deserve to be in prison in the first place, and they knew that. Alice Paul and Lucy Burns dedicated their lives to the NWP so much that they totally forgot about themselves. The two dedicated everything to the NWP, almost too much. Lucy knew that she was missing out on certain things. One thing Lucy felt that she was missing was a relationship. She missed the companionship and care of a man. Lucy seemed very outgoing and for her not to have a man probably was very hard on her. Paul pretended that she didn't care that she had not had a relationship in long time. Her whole life was dedicated to women's rights, and the thought of having a relationship scared her. She felt that having a relationship might distract her from what she was trying to do. Paul continuously dismisses Ben Weissman's romantic advances, which show how dedicated she was to the NWP. The movie portrayed how it takes love, commitment, perseverance, dedication and lots of time to fulfill a goal or dream. Alice Paul, Lucy Burns and other suffragettes worked hard and dedicated their lives just so that women today could vote. These women risked their lives, marriages, and children, and Inez Milholland even died just so women could have a say in their government. If it weren't for them, where would we be
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