The Women’s Suffrage movement was the struggle to gain same voting rights as men.
The first fight started in July 1848 in Seneca Falls New York. On August 26, 1920, the Amendment to the Constitution of the U.S approved and declaring that all women be empowered with the same rights and responsibilities of citizenship as men (History, 2009). On Election Day 1920 millions of women vote for the very first time.
It is unbelievable that women who live before the 19th-century did not share the same rights as males, including the right to vote. At that time men were seen as more superior. Women were only allowed to manage and participate in the domestic roles. In this essay, I will discuss what evidence convinces American to support the right to women to vote, Did the right to vote give women full equality and why full equality is important for men as it is for women. The women’s suffrage first started in 1848, Elizabeth Stanton and Lucretia Mott were starting their journey on the road to suffrage with the first women’s rights convention. In 1848 the first women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York was the first public protest for women’s right, many people opposed to women’s rights the majority was men. I believe that world war I help as evidence to convince the American people to support the right of women to vote.
In 1917 16 states had given females the right to vote, but the United States Constitution, not amended to enfranchise women until after world war I. The world war I have a big impact on women suffrage movement, during the WWI women works in many jobs because men were away fighting. Women work in factories, public transportation, weapons manufacturers and many other jobs, but they also being recruited into the armed forces as telephonists, instructors, and cooks.
For all the work that was done by the women during the first world war, the house commons were in favor to support the bill. The role all these women play was crucial not only in the war effort but also in the running of the country. Even during the worst of the war, the buses still ran and the mail was delivered. I believe that yes and no, the right to vote did not give women full equality because today women still experience other inequalities such as equal pay and opportunity for work. Today’s on average women still earn less than a man. Women in the United States are paid 80 cents for every dollar paid to men(Kelly, 2017).
Not only the equal pay and work that women experience but also on women having the right abortion, I think that not give women the right to choose what to do with their own body is equality. Donald Trump just signed an anti-abortion legislation and he also claims that women who have an abortion should face a legal punishment. Not all states in the U.S. did not allow abortion. The U.S. healthcare system doesn’t fund abortions anyways, with the exception of rape, incest, or to save a woman’s life (Kalee Brown, 2017).
Many people think that abortion is wrong, they forget that is it’s not their body, it’s not their decision to make. Yes, because both women and men will have the same opportunities in today’s society. Women have the right to get an education, work, and vote. I think that full equality for women is important for men because this can change the way men think about women. It also changes the way people think men are expected to be more successful, earn enough money to support their family. Equal is not only means women are not discriminated against, but it means that it relieves some of the burdens on men. It is important that all women and men have rights. To have the right to live in a happy home weather with their husband or wife or by themselves.
All humans have the right to free themselves from an unhappy or violent marriage. Humans whether they are of different color, race or religion came to America to be free, why not women too.It takes a long time for women to get their voices heard and their votes counted.
But after a long battle, Women’s Suffrage movement paid off. Now women can vote, but they are still fighting for equality because women still face inequalities. Women’s suffrage took a lot of scarification, patience, and dedication to be successful. Personally, I think that the 19th amendment does not apply equally to women, perhaps to the right to vote, but there are many other generalized forms of gender discrimination.