Oppression of Women Essay

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Oppression is when a person or group of people abuse their power or social status in a burdensome, cruel, or unjust manner because of prejudice against those below them. Although Female oppression still exists in many of our societies today, American women were the first to try to overcome their oppression. The oppression that took place was psychological and basically men being biased and unjust towards women, but in other places of the world female oppression means physical or sexual abuse.

Women had always been below men but during the 1800’s a movement had rocked the boat. This was around the time of anti-slavery movements as well so maybe when the women saw slaves going against their oppressors the decided to go against men
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It contained what were then revolutionary demands--that women be admitted into universities, trades, professions, and the ministry; that the equality of men and women to be recognized; and, most shocking of all, that women be given the right to vote. This was around the time of anti-slavery movements as well so maybe when the women saw slaves going against their oppressors the decided to go against men too just as the slaves did.
But after the Civil War had ended and the slaves were freed, Cady Staton was bitterly disappointed that Congress was considering extending the vote to African American men but not to women that she ran for office in protest. She decided that the best way to win the right to vote was through a constitutional amendment. They managed to get a woman suffrage (right to vote) amendment introduced in Congress in 1878, but it was defeated. The amendment was introduced every year after that until it passed in 1919 although she was not alive to see this happen, it became the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.
Women have always been the victims of oppression because Men comfort themselves with the thought that women need looking after. Men oppressing women still goes on all around the world and still even in America although there are more women than men on earth women are still below men, will the oppression ever…