Since the beginning of time, women have been working to become equal in society. The inequality of women does not focus on any particular country it is a worldwide issue. Individuals and groups of organizations felt that men, these issues ranged from, did not treat women equally; sexual violence, equal pay, abortions, the right to vote, education …. Some in which we still fight for today.
It was the mid- 1800s when the first signs of the feminist movement came about. In 1861, The Subjection of Women written by John Stuart Mill, which was said to have bridged the ideology of the Women’s Rights Movement (Ryan 11). He discussed the role of women in society during that time, expressing how the patriarchy placed such an intense limit on what women could and could not do.
Patriarchy is the system in which the male race governs societal views, and this practice has been around since the beginning of time. This opened the eyes of many women; however, the first ideas of having an organized movement did not exist until about the twentieth century. In 1898, the Women’s Suffrage began; this movement intended to allow women the right to vote. This is when Elizabeth Cady Staton and Susan B. Anthony spoke in different countries, trying to encourage supporters (Ryan 9). Soon after the National American Women’s “Suffrage Association (NAWSA) was formed and the presidential position was held by Staton. Finally in 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution—the Women’s Suffrage Amendment—was passed granting the women the right to vote. This major victory of the movement also included reforms in higher education, in the work place and professions, and in the health care. Between 1960 and 1980’s the feminist movement was to deal with the inequality of laws, and cultural inequality. Women felt they‘d been oppressed both economically and biologically, the movement was to get women to not believe that they were inferior. They had been...