The Struggles Of Women 's Equality

803 Words Feb 15th, 2016 4 Pages
Historically, women had to fight for their rights to vote and the right to gain economic or personal independence like men. Women have been subjected to unequal treatment and discrimination regardless of their race, culture or socioeconomic status. From birth boys and girls, male and female are expected by society to play certain roles based on gender, religions and other beliefs. Gender stereotypes have enforced the difference between men and women, it labels women as weak, submissive, they should be taking care of the household etc. Hence, most women lose opportunities because they are perceived as vulnerable and unable to participate in certain activities.
The struggles of women’s equality started in the 1800s where women in the United States wanted equal rights to vote and have equal job opportunity like men. It is not right for one gender to be superior over the other. Hence, women such as Susan B. Anthony who drafted The Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions demanded equality for women to be educated and gain employment. Cady Stanton along with Susan Anthony formed the National Woman Suffrage Association, Lucy Stone and Henry Blackwell amongst others formed the American Women Suffrage Association demanding voting rights for women. The declaration of independence states that, “all men are created equal and has the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” (The Declaraton of Independence, 1776). With all the efforts made throughout the years congress…
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