The Advocacy Of Women 's Rights

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Submission, Strife, Inequality, and a life lived without the prospect of dreams, when given this description most would think of slavery or civil rights, but this is the picture of women’s suffrage. The advocacy of women’s rights has been an important and influential issue in societies for centuries. Across all religions and cultures, women have always been considered inferior to men, but around the 18th century women began to speak out regarding inequality. This sparked the feminist revolution, and the leading author was Mary Wollstonecraft. Her voice was not heard orally through a conversation or a speech but written in her work A vindication of the rights of woman in 1792. Along with the help of other feminist authors, her work has systematically helped to alleviate the superiority of the male sex. Thanks to writers like Wollstonecraft societies have improved women’s rights drastically, but women still struggle to gain equality among men. Feminism is the belief that women and men should hold equal positions within a social hierarchy. It is defined as ‘organized activities on behalf of women’s rights and interests’ that would evidentially cause women to ascend their positions on the social stratification ladder (“Feminism”). The classification of gender that society deems male or female, by definition, is associated to the personal traits and social positions that members of society attach to being masculine or feminine (Macionis 54). The term gender puts an
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