Women's Rights

Women's Rights refers to the long fight to secure equal societal privilege for women to that given naturally to men. While the first thought quickly goes to suffrage, there are numerous other rights that women have been fighting for, such as: the right to serve in the armed forces, rights to be protected from rape and jail perpetrators, the right to open/run businesses and have careers, the right to an education, and innumerable other rights that many men take for granted.

Asked in Education, Decade - 1920s, Women's Rights

What did these factors all contribute to The 19th Amendment New household appliances Increased educational opportunities?

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Passed by Congress June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920, the 19th amendment guarantees all American women the right to vote. Electrical and gas mechanical appliances freed women to pursue other activities. Increased education breathed life into intellectual life and widened opportunities. These all contributed to the changing role of women in 1920s USA.
Asked in Women's Suffrage, Women's Rights

Why would abolitionists become outspoken advocates for women's rights?

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The goal for abolitionism was for the slaves to be free. The goal for the women's rights movement was mostly that women wanted the same rights like men. The main thing that these two events have in common is that they both wanted to have more rights.
Asked in Women's Rights

What limitations on womens rights did many activists find unacceptable?

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Right to own property, Right to vote, Equal pay
Asked in Civil Rights Movement, Women's Rights

Similarities of civil rights movement and women's rights movement?

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There is really no difference except for the people involved and how they achieved their goals.
Asked by Delia Auer in Women's Rights, Feminism, Holidays and Traditions

When did International Women’s Day start?

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International Women’s Day (IWD) was born out of women’s rights activism in the early 20th century. Its roots can be traced back to a 1908 demonstration for women in New York City—15,000 women marched through the streets advocating for better pay and shorter hours in addition to the right to vote. Then, in 1909, National Women’s Day was celebrated for the first time in the U.S. as an extension of these activists’ work. National Women’s Day was observed on the last Sunday of February until 1913, but the first official IWD was held in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland on March 19, 1911. It was transferred to March 8 in 1913, and it was celebrated by the United Nations for the first time in 1975.
Asked in History, Politics & Society, Elections and Voting, Women's Rights

Why were some women against voting rights for women?

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They believed it went against the natural order of things, and they probably feared losing the opportunities they had to be wives and mothers.
Asked in Ancient History, Ancient Egypt, Women's Rights

What rights did Ancient Egyptian women have?

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The rights of Egyptian women were almost identical to those of the men. Distinctions in legal rights were class-based rather than gender-based. Egyptian women had the right to acquire, own and dispose of property in their own names. Women were able to enter into legal contracts, witness legal documents, sue and be sued. Women had the legal right to sue their husband should he sell joint property or her property without her consent. Women could free slaves, make adoptions, and inherit and bequeath personal property. Women could also serve as witnesses in court and serve on a jury.
Asked in Women's Rights

In this excerpt the author argues for which for the following rights for women?

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Which of these milestones for women's rights occurred last? A. Colonists convinced their colonial rulers to allow slaves to earn citizenship, which eventually phased out slavery altogether.
Asked in History of the United States, Organizations, Women in History, Women's Rights

When did the womens rights movement start?

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Women's Rights 1848-1920 Women had it difficult in the mid-1800s to early 1900s. There was a difference in the treatment of men and women
Asked in Women's Rights

Why was Emily Murphy famous?

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she was famous because she fought for the women's rights
Asked in History of the United States, Women's Rights

What event in 1848 resulted in a direct improvement in women's rights in New York?

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The passage of the Married Women's Property Act resulted in improvement of women's rights in New York.
Asked in Slavery, Athens, Women's Rights

How were slaves and women in Athens treated?

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Both were considered property. At least a slave had the possibility of buying himself from his master to become free, women did not have this open to them.