WOMAN'S RIGHTS

IS IT RIGHT?

THE BEAUTY OF IT

Woman's rights had been an indifferent topic since it was first questioned. In the United States it was finally becoming apposite after the Revolutionary War. Women across the nation wanted to have the same economic, political, and social opportunities as men. The movement for Woman's Rights branched off onto other movements such as abolitionism. Women did accomplish many things along with failing.
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CAUSES

  • No educational opportunity
  • Lack of voting rights
  • No say in political or world issues
  • Careers were limited to teaching and writing
  • Men had superior wages
  • Husbands made decision for them
  • Oppressed by men's beliefs that derived from religion
  • Lack of owning property
  • Involved in other movements, but still had limited power
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GOALS

Goals for this program include:

  • More political and religious power
  • Equal wages as men
  • Education privaleges
  • The right to custody of their children after divorce
  • Right to divorce under any circumstance

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Strategies

Tactics used for this movement include:


  • The use of newspapers, such as Alliance, to voice opinions
  • Akron's Woman's Rights Convention
  • The first female college, Hartford Female seminary
  • Seneca Falls convention
  • Petitioning for the right to reform

Initial Successes

Although women didn't achieve to get the right to vote, this movement did come with successes. Women started to slowly gain power. Like during the Seneca Falls Convention, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B Anthony composed the Declaration of Sentiments, which is a document that explained how women should have more rights and how the Declaration of Independence is biased twords men. Women also managed to get the rights to own property, make contracts, and have custody of their children.

SUSAN B. ANTHONY

Susan Anthony campaigned against slavery and for the promotion of women’s and workers rights. She began campaigning within the temperance movement and this made her realize of the necessity for women to have the vote. She toured the US giving countless speeches on the subjects of human rights. Along with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, she wrote the Declaration of Sentiments.

EVENTS

SENECA FALLS CONVENTION

Women were not allowed to participate or speak up on political or other issues. They decided they needed a convention to discuss equal rights. The Seneca Falls Convention took place on July 19, 1848 at the Weslyan Methodist Church in Seneca Falls, New York. During the meeting they mostly debated on how women should have equal rights as men, which convinced a lot of women to stand up for their rights. This is where Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susam B. Anthony wrote the Declaration of Sentiments.

THE FOUNDATION OF THE HARTFORD FEMALE SEMINARY

Founded in May 1823, the Hartford Female Seminary was the second major female seminary to promote higher education of women. It was founded by Catherine Beecher, a pioneer in women’s education.

ABOLITIONISM

  • Abolitionism was the movement that's main goal was to abolish slavery in America. The two movements tied together as many women involved in early abolition became leaders in the women's rights. The women's rights movement applied the arguments for human rights and equality used in the abolition movement to their own lives and demanded equal consideration for women.
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    WHY PROGRESS WITH THIS MOVEMENT?

    • A country cannot claim to be free, but limit a gender of it.
    • Innovators will grow this country, women should also be educated incase they want to innovate.
    • It is the most ethical thing to do, we're human and should have the same rights amongst eachother.

    Thank You

    If you have contributed a large amount to our movement we will put your name on the special thanks section of our movements "biography." If you contribute a good amount to our movement you will receive a very special mystery gift, crafted by one of us in the movement. If you contribute a small amount, you'll get a "Wome's Rights" t-shirt.

    Look For Us

    Soon you'll be able to find us on:

    • A brand new informing youtube channel.
    • Pages on both twitter and facebook where we will announce the latest news about this movement.
    • Our website at www.womensrights.org where you can find a lot more information as to what our movement is about, and events going on around you.

    *DISCLAIMER*

    WE DO NOT BELIEVE THAT WOMEN ARE THE BEST SEX, WE BELIEVE IN EQUALITY FOR ALL AND FAVOR FOR NONE.

    #WOMANSRIGHTSISRIGHT