Women 's Suffrage : The Struggle For The Right Of Women

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In the sociology of gender, the society stratifies people- the men dominance and the women femininity establishing a gender order. The women’s suffrage movement is the struggle for the right of women to vote and run for political positions. The rights of women have never been equal to those of men. Throughout American history women have always wanted equality between the two genders, which made women suffrage the most controversial issue dividing early Feminists into ideological lines in the early eighteen centuries. The ratification of women suffrage grant women an increase in politics-right to vote, the media, education, workforce, government and their participation in the society. Women in the early sociology experienced…show more content…
Martineau’s in her book says, “the morals of women are crushed…As every individual whether man or woman, has a reason and a conscience, this is a work which is thereby authorized to do for him or herself.” (Martineau 158). The suffragists were the first wave of the feminist movement. The declaration was the beginning of women 's rights movement, the demand for equal legal, social, political and local rights. The women 's suffrage began to form protests, write and send letters to the Congress, and organize the political convention. The pioneers of Women Suffrage worked hard and assisted each other. Linda K. Kerber states in her work, No Constitutional Rights to be Ladies: Women and the obligations of citizenships, that the Women’s movement after the Nineteenth Amendment involved “capacious understanding of the possible ingredients of politics that includes petitioning, testifying and mobilization of themselves and others” (Kerber, 15). In 1878, Elizabeth Stanton and Susan Anthony proposed a national women’s suffrage amendment granting women the right to vote. The second wave of the suffrage focused on reproductive rights, domestic violence, and marital rape issues. The second wave women 's movement used different means to strive for equality: lobbying Congress to change laws; publicizing issues like rape and domestic violence through the media, and reaching out to ordinary women to both expand the movement and raise their awareness of how feminism could
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