Women's Rights

By Travian Smith

Women has longed fought for equal rights within the political, economic and the social areas of the United States. Female leaders arose in order to fight for those stance such as Lucretia Mott who was Quaker who attended an anti-slavery convention in 1840 and her party of women was not recognized. She and Elizabeth Stanton who was another women's right activist started the first women's right convention in New York in 1848.

The purpose of the women's right convention was for women to hear responses from other women on the point of view on the cult of domesticity which was a belief that women should stay at home and should not do any work outside of the home. The women sought out for a movement on getting the government to allow women to vote, be able to get a job,to work on her own and be in control of her own property and to overall be treated equally. This is a call to action for all women to have the right to change how the government is set up not allowing women into getting the same equal rights as men. By joining the women's right movement, you can be an asset to gaining equal opportunity in the United States by hence an amendment coming into place to give us the rights we deserve.