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Title: Movements for Equal Rights for Women


1
Movements for Equal Rights for Women
2
Gender and Sex
  • Gender
  • Definition
  • Socially and culturally determined difference
  • Does NOT mean women
  • Sex
  • Definition
  • Biologically determined difference

3
Gender and History
  • Gender Roles
  • Traditional peasant society
  • Patriarchal
  • Local
  • Violent
  • Church
  • Very specific roles
  • Daughter-in-law

4
Gender and Industrialization
  • Urbanization
  • Social mobility
  • Geographical mobility
  • Factory work
  • Unity
  • Segregation
  • Education
  • French and American Revolutions

5
Gender and Industrialization
  • WORK
  • Separate spheres private vs. public
  • Sexuality
  • The fairer sex

6
Womens movement for Equal Rights
  • Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797)
  • A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792)
  • Education for women
  • Died of "childbed fever in 1797

7
Woman suffrage movement
  • Chartist Movement
  • Britain 1840s
  • Vote for unmarried women and widows
  • Many women active, but in their sphere
  • "No women's work except in the hearth and the
    schoolroom."

8
Woman suffrage movement
  • Saint-Simonians
  • France 1840s
  • "different but equal
  • Feminists
  • Merging of orient and occident female and male

9
Seneca Falls Convention (1848)
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  • Lucretia Mott
  • 300 people
  • 40 men
  • James Mott
  • Declaration of Sentiments "all men and women had
    been created equal
  • 18 "injuries and usurpations
  • Woman suffrage

10
Woman suffrage movement
  • Harriet Taylor (1807-1858)
  • John Stuart Mill (1806-1873)
  • The Enfranchisement of Women (1849)
  • The Subjection of Women (1869)
  • Sweden (1862)
  • Second Reform Bill (1867)

11
Suffragists
  • peaceful, forceful protests

12
Woman suffrage movement
  • Suffragettes
  • Violence
  • Arrests
  • hunger strikes
  • Emmeline Pankhurst
  • Womens Social and Political Union
  • Just War

13
Emily Wilding Davison, 1872-1913
14
Emily Wilding Davison
15
When women got the vote
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