Women Rights: The Fight For Women's Rights

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The Fight for the Women’s Rights As most are aware of, the fight for women’s rights has been ongoing for many, many years. Throughout these years, women have come quite far, and have achieved many feats. In the beginning, women were treated as slaves and were considered the less dominant of the sexes. However, as time continued on its way, women began to work hard to acquire their rights. After many long years of their fight, women have come much closer to achieving their ultimate goal: equality. The fight for women’s rights is an important part of history because women have made a significant impact on the ways of the world, and their journey to accomplish this has been a magnificent one. The fight for women’s rights began when women…show more content…
One famous example how women felt was seen in “the movement led by a California model named Ann Simonton. Having modeled since she was fourteen, Simonton grew to resent the way advertisers and the media exploited models, using their bodies to sell products. ‘It was dehumanizing, hurting my self-esteem,’ Simonton told me. ‘I felt very much like a prostitute because I was on display, at the whim of men to have me pose or act as they wanted’” (Archer 16). This terrible mistreatment “dated from primitive societies in which men were the warriors. Women were, in effect, their slaves, relegated to growing food, preparing meals, raising children, submitting to sexual advances, and caring for the sick and elderly” (Archer 2). It was important for women to try to initiate a change because they did not deserve the malicious treatment that they…show more content…
“Prominent among these feminist abolitionists were Lucy Stone, Angelina and Sarah Grimké, Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Susan B. Anthony” (Archer 5). Susan B. Anthony is feasibly the most well-known participant of the women’s rights movement, with good reason. “Under the leadership of Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and other women’s rights pioneers, suffragists circulated petitions and lobbied Congress to pass a Constitutional Amendment to enfranchise women” (NWHM.org). In other words, the United States Congress was persuaded by women’s rights advocates to pass a law to allow women to vote, to be set free from their inequality. Margaret Sanger, also a proponent of the women’s suffrage movement, helped women greatly in their time of need. “Margaret had 5,000 handbills printed in English, Yiddish, and Italian reading: ‘MOTHERS-Can you afford to have a large family? Do you want any more children? If not, why do you have them? DO NOT KILL, DO NOT TAKE LIFE, BUT PREVENT. Safe, harmless information can be obtained from trained Nurses, 37 Amboy Street…. Tell your friends and neighbors. All mothers welcome. A registration fee of 10 cents entitles any mother to this information’” (Archer 98). When the clinic had finally opened, many careworn mothers formed a line half-way to the corner. The women in charge lectured the mothers on the basic techniques of

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