Friday, November 24, 2006

Women's Rights: Can a Woman do a Man's Job?

Today in America women do the majority of what men do. They have their own careers, homes, vehicles, and even businesses. However, women haven't always been able to possess such freedom. We females have and still are being perceived as physically and emotionally weak in society. If it weren't for the many women who decided to take a stand for their equality between the 1820's and 1850's, womanhood would never be what it is currently. We would still be in that vulnerable and subjugated state as our predecessors were during these times.

During the Age of Reform there were several women forming movements to demand their enfranchisement in society. Two prominent leaders of these movements were Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. These women were extremely persistent and determined to eventually observe a much-needed change. Although foul words and disapprovals came their way, that wasn't enough to shake them. With the help of many other significant figures, in 1848, a Women's Rights Convention took place at Seneca Falls, New York. This event sparked America's attention. A woman's importance in society was beginning to be recognized. Therefore, this country as we know it began to face a 360 degree turnaround due to the sound of a woman's profound voice.


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