Lady at the Door
The Statue of Liberty was presented by the people of France as a gift to the people of the United States on July 4, 1884 to honor the friendship between the two nations. However, most people recognize it as a representation for liberty and freedom. The reason is because the first object many people see when they first entered our country is the Statue of Liberty. The Statue of Liberty represents a hope for people everywhere; a hope for a better future, a hope for building a new home, a hope to start a family. Everything about Lady Liberty represents justice and freedom, even her torch. The fire in Lady Liberty's torch represents, to women, the never-ending battle of freedom for not only men but for women also.
To the American men the Statue of Liberty is a symbol of freedom; to the American women it is a symbol of mockery. How can a woman be used to symbolize freedom, liberty, and equality when she is not even granted the right to have a voice in her government? The Statue is very ironic because this lady stands for freedom, yet has none?! Looking at this statue only reminds us daily how our pursuit for suffrage is seen as a joke to the majority of Americans. In the Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson, it states that "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with inherent and inalienable rights; that among these, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness", but what about the women? Are women not allowed to the inalienable rights such as life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness?
Both men and women are created by the equally by God and yet we are still suppressed by the government, which is controlled by men. An action needs to be taken now! Women all over the world need to unite and stand together to fight against this injustice. If we sit still and not do anything about it then we would be responsible of the...