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 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 Women's Rights

How did the ideas of the Enlightenment advance both the abolition movement and the women's rights movement?

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They caused people to consider how freedom and equality applied to slaves and women
Asked in US Supreme Court, Women's Rights

What role did the Supreme Court play in women's rights?

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The US Supreme Court historically restricted women's rights by applying the so-called "reasonableness" standard, allowing federal, state and local governments to enact discriminatory laws that the Court deemed constitutional because they served a "legitimate" government interest. Historically, this doctrine has been used to deny women the right of reproductive choice, workplace protection, redress for discriminatory treatment and other important liberties.
Asked in History of the United States, Women's Rights

Is US women's rights to vote a conflict or compromise?

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Is U.S. women's rights to vote a conflict or compromise?
Asked in Islam, Quran (Koran), Rosa Parks, Salem Witch Trials, Women's Rights

What are women's rights to inherit in Islam?

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Sura 4:11: "A male shall inherit twice as much as a female. If there be more than two girls, they shall have two thirds of the inheritance, but if there be one only, she shall inherit the half..." Sura 4:12: "You shall inherit the half of your wives estates if they die childless.... Your wives shall inherit one quarter of your estate if you die childless... If a man or a woman leave neither children nor parents and have a brother or a sister, they shall each inherit one sixth..."
Asked in History of India, Ancient Egypt, Rosa Parks, Women's Rights

In what ways were women's rights limited in ancient Indian society?

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they weren't they just couldn't have education and they would have to jump into fire if their husband died and if they didn't they would be ignored by EVERYONE!
Asked in Jehovah's Witnesses, Women's Rights

Do Jehovahs witness study womens rights?

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Jehovah's Witnesses (I am one) study the Bible. In all reality, if when the Bible is followed, women have many more rights than today's society gives them.
Asked in French Revolution, Women's Rights

How did the French Revolution affect women?

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It allowed women to inherit property and make divorce easier. New laws passed by the revolutionary government made it easier to obtain a divorce and they allowed woman to inherit property.
Asked in History of the United States, Civil Rights Movement, Women's Suffrage, Women's Rights

Why did the women's rights movement happen?

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Women were not allowed to vote. They usually could not get higher education. Often, they could not get jobs, and when they did, they got paid less than men for the same work. They could not own property, in many countries, including England, for a while. In some places, if they had money and got married, the money became the property of their husbands. They women's right movement started because they were sick of the unfairness. There is a link below.
Asked in History of the United States, Civil Rights Movement, Women's Suffrage, Women's Rights

What were the effects of the women's rights movement?

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women got the right to vote just like men, they got many rights just like men. They got some equal rights.
Asked in Deeds and Ownership, Law & Legal Issues, Colonial America, Women's Rights

When were US women no longer the property of their husbands?

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Wives were never their husbands property. The wife's property did become her husband's. But a husband could not sell his wife. Divorce was hard to get so he couldn't even leave her. He was obligated to support her. He had to protect her. He could not kill her. If got a divorce and it was considered his fault (e.g. he committed adultery) he had to support her for the rest of her life. In Western cultures since the middle ages a dowry, paid by the bride's family to the groom, was more common.
Asked in American Revolution, Declaration of Independence, Abigail Adams, Women's Rights

Who tried to influence her husband to include women's rights in the Declaration of Independence?

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Abigail Adams tried to influence her husband, John Adams, to include rights for women. In one of her letters, she requested that he “Remember the Ladies, and be more generous and favourable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the Husbands. Remember all Men would be tyrants if they could. If perticuliar care and attention is not paid to the Laidies we are determined to foment a Rebelion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any Laws in which we have no voice, or Representation.”
Asked in Women's Rights

Women who fought for women's rights?

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Here are just a few (more wildly known women rights leaders) Elizabeth Cady Stanton Susan B Anthony Lucy Burns Alice Paul Inez Milholland President Wilson (He eventually excepted the 19th amendment and it was added to the Constitution of the United States) Lucretia Mott much more...
Asked in Women in History, Women's Suffrage, Women's Rights

Who were the leading women in the women's rights movement?

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its all thee above durr Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Wilma Rudolph were the women which pushed the equal rights movement
Asked in World War 2, Women's Rights

What did womens rights have to do with World War 2?

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When the U.S. entered WW II, there was a shortage of men to work in factories and other essential manufacturing and services on the home front because so many men volunteered or were drafted into military service. Consequently, women had to come out of their homes and take over jobs that were traditionally held by men. When the war ended and the men returned home, they expected the women to simply return to their homes as well and resume their domestic responsibilities. However, many women had taken great satisfaction in their wartime careers in the factories and elsewhere, and they resented having to give up their jobs to men. They now had work skills and knowledge, and it felt good to bring home a real paycheck. Women as a group had gotten a taste of independence, and they liked it. They began questioning the status quo; asserting their legal rights; flexing their political power. The courts upheld the rights of women to be treated equitably in the workplace and in educational settings. Today, more than fifty percent of all homes have two incomes with the husband and wife working outside the home. Some argue that this has been a major contributor to the breakdown of the traditional nuclear family, higher divorce rates, and increased juvenile delinquency. All of this can be traced back to an unanticipated consequence of World War II.
Asked in Law & Legal Issues, Women's Rights

How did womens rights move around the world?

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world war 2 gave a turn when womens rights were established
Asked in Islam, Women's Rights

Why are there many differences between how Islamic Countries treat their female citizens?

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There are three types of laws that function in parallel in Islamic Societies: Western Law, Islamic Law, and Tribal Law. The interaction at different levels between these three sources of law leads to different outcomes in terms of functioning laws and treatments on a variety of issues (not just women's rights). Western Law primarily comes from the Imperialist Period and is the modern set of laws that generally promote human rights. Islamic Law is the law derived from Islamic Scriptures, e.g. the Shari'a, as interpreted and applied in daily life and often in family situations. Tribal Law is the law between neighboring clans for millennia and often tracks back to a time long before Islam. These laws are more prevalent in use where the national governments are far weaker (like in rural areas). Now, these different types of laws give different rights and responsibilities to men and women. As a result, if you have an Islamic Country like Saudi Arabia, which has almost exclusively Islamic and Tribal Law, you will see far fewer rights for women than an Islamic Country like Turkey, which has almost exclusively Western Law.
Asked in Civil Rights, Women's Rights

How does freedom of choice help?

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Freedom of choice ensures women to lead their lives in a more liberal,transparent way,without beings slaves chained by various social customs, stigma still prevalent in the society.
Asked in Salary and Pay Rates, Women's Rights

Should there be a Law requiring equal pay for women?

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In some countries such laws already exist and in others they do not. We can notice that in countries where it is not law to pay men and women equally, women are traditionally underpaid, so it is my view that there should be laws requiring men's and women's wages to be at parity for equal work.
Asked in Salary and Pay Rates, Women's Rights

How much money does the average woman earn per dollar the average man earns?

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The answer varies depending on who you include in the statistics. When considering all 145 million income earners in the US, the median income for a male was $35,000, but only $23,500 for a female. So women typically earn 33% less or roughly 67 cents to every dollar a man makes. When we consider only those age 25 or older, however, the figures changes a bit. The median income for males rises to $39,000 and that for females to $26,500. The gender gaps remains roughly 32% with a woman making roughly 68 cents to every dollar a man makes. white women make 78 cents on the dollar compared to their white male co-workers 1.20 and they were better workers than the men.
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 Quakers, Women's Rights

How did the Quakers view women?

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The Quakers have always had progressive views toward women. Even back in their early history, they officially viewed women and men as being completely equal.
Asked in World War 2, History of Germany, Women's Rights

How and why did womens rights change during World War 2?

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they changed because many women protested against having to do normal old house work and they wanted to do something important like men. they would make themselves suffer to prove them selves right like tying them selves to railings or getting dragged by a horse while tied up- it was terrible but eventually worth because they won the battle and began to have womens rights aswell as mens. womens rights still happen today for example letting women vote in elections.