Women’s Rights

Uplifting forerunner, Amelia Earhart

Uplifting forerunner, Amelia Earhart

Uriel Howard, Journalist

In Saudi Arabia, women were not able to drive until this very year.

   The first meeting dedicated to the feminist movement in the US was held in Seneca Falls, New York on July 19 – 20, 1848 by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Quaker abolitionist Lucretia Mott. Women strove for  the same rights as men.

Most jobs are on the male dominated side, such as construction, sports, and mechanics.

  Antoinette Harris, a female football player at Los Angeles College is proof that women can do just about anything that men can do, and she earned a full scholarship to Bethany College, a National Association Inter Colleges Athletics program in Kansas.

    An example of well known feminists Simone de Beauvoir,  a native of Berlin, Germany, who wrote “The Second Sex”only to get it banned by the Vatican for talking about sexual violence –   begin the the feminist war fighting against reproductive rights, domestic violence, maternity leave, equal pay, women’s suffrage, and sexual harassment.

   German actress and singer, Marlene Dietrich, fought against social and sexual oppression by wearing pants out in the streets of Paris, 1930 later getting arrested. “I dress for the image. Not for myself, not for the public, not for fashion, not for men,” stated Dietrich.

    Maya Angelou, a civil rights activist, encouraged African Americans and women to prohibit race and gender discrimination. She was awarded the medal of freedom by former President Barack Obama, has wrote 7 autobiographies, and earned several honorary degrees.

    Audre Lorde, an African American feminist, dedicated her work to her theory of difference. Whilst being a poet, she was known for technical mastery and emotional expression from writing poems. She gave notice to race, gender, and sexuality controversies.

    Germaine Greer, reclaimed for writing the Female Eunuch focusing on the argument that women has been repressed and that sexual liberation is the key to women’s liberation. She believes that women are now settling for less than total equality.

     Amelia Earhart, the first female aviator to fly solo over the Atlantic Ocean, was awarded the United States Distinguished Flying Cross for her achievements  “Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.”

    Eleanor Roosevelt, was the United  States longest serving lady during her husbands, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, four terms. She assisted the country’s poor, was very positive towards racial discrimination and traveled abroad to visit the U.S. troops.

   Harriet Martineau, a british native known for being the first sociologist. Defend the rights of women, more rationality in education, committing to give women a voice. One of the first woman journalist writing over 2,000 articles and columns for newspaper.

    Many qualified citizens suggest that feminism is unfair but Mary Ann Howard, a certified nurse’s assistant said, “I agree, to a point. All issues aren’t just black and white. In my opinion, it’s about control.”

  Some are against this movement while others are with, but the world’s population should engage in ending this issue. Women need complete equality where person, place, and this universe all together.