Women's Rights and Gender Roles
By Haley Mead and Ryan Sidoti
Women as Equal
Norma Rae by Martin Ritt
The story line was based on a true story that highlights the significance of women in the workforce and how they contributed to working in the union. The movie is about empowerment and because the main character is played by a women, it also adds to women empowerment. Women were finally seen as equal and strong.
Women's Rights Song
The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter by Connie Field
National Organization for Women (NOW)
Bad Romance Women's Suffrage
Bad Romance Women's Suffrage
This song shows the struggle that women in the 1920’s went through in order to gain the right to vote. This was the first major step in women’s rights history and opened the gates to a wide possibility of equality.
It's gotten ugly
They passed the 15th Still women have no right Nor guarantee
To liberty Child, health, wealth Or property
We cry for freedom Oh, hear our voice
And see we’re equal to all men! Oh oh oh oh… We the whole people
Not just male citizens Formed this most perfect Union!
Women's Rights Movement Moving Toward Equality
"We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” (Elizabeth Cady Stanton)
"Where, under our Declaration of Independence, does the Saxon man get his power to deprive all women and Negroes of their inalienable rights?" Susan B. Anthony
Women as Property
Afghan Women Jailed For 'Moral Crimes' Such As Leaving Arranged Marriages
In 2013 this article was published to inform the public about the wrongdoing that women in the middle east had to endure. These women were publicly beaten for "crimes" that everyday women in America take for granted. Crimes that consisted of leaving their husbands, refusing to accept a marriage, or choosing to leave their home for a man they truly love. This makes women seem inferior to men and as if they should have little to no rights.
"it is difficult to even get information about violence against women from the authorities partially because they don't want to look bad if it showed that little was being done and little, if any, official documentation on violence against women exists."
Women as Homemakers
Schoolhouse Rock- Women's Suffrage Movement Video
Schoolhouse Rock- Women's Suffrage Movement
Mostly the video is about the struggle of women and how they wanted rights. The specific lyrics that stuck out were ones that described how women were looked on as homemakers and only wanted to wash clothes or dishes, but when it came to making important decisons in the country they were left out.
Well, sure, some men bowed down and called us "Mrs." (Yeah!)
Let us hang the wash out and wash the dishes (Huh!)
But when the time rolled around to elect a president
What did they say, Sister (What did they say?)
They said, uh, "See you later, alligator
And don't forget my, my mashed potatoesBecause I'm going downtown to cast my vote for president"
Women go to work
Women’s Bigger Dents Politics
This is an example of how men only viewed women as homemakers and inferior to them."The majority of women being natural-born housekeepers, why shouldn't the infinite details of a Governor's office appeal to the female of the species?"