Women’s rights activists are not a new phenomenon, but they have been underrepresented for centuries. The work of women has gone unnoticed and unappreciated because the world is male-dominated. Women make up half the population in America, so it’s about time that we give them their due! This blog post will highlight some notable female activists from different historical periods to show how much more badass they were than any man could ever be.
What is Women’s Rights Activism
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Women activists in the United States have been fighting for their rights for centuries, and it’s not an easy battle. It’s a fight against patriarchy, racism, sexism, and more. Women are still fighting to be equal with men in the workplace. They’re trying to stop sexual harassment on campuses by wearing red today (January 8th). If you want to join them or find out what they’re doing this year – keep reading!
The Day Without A Woman protest.
This day is meant to highlight how important women are when it comes to society and our economy.
Women activists are making waves in the world right now! In one of the more recent examples, female Spanish doctors were arrested for performing abortions. The women responded to their arrest by starting a hunger strike that has been going on for over two weeks. Their protest is garnering support from worldwide, and it’s not hard to see why – they’re fighting for what we all deserve: basic human rights.
They’ve already won some concessions from authorities in Spain, but they are still being held against their will without charge or trial while awaiting court proceedings. It’s been an incredible act of bravery and sacrifice, and it’s just one example among many of how amazing women can be when they come together, fight back, refuse to settle.
Women’s rights Activism History
We’ve fought against slavery, inequality in education and wages, women’s suffrage, and much more. This month we celebrate Women by telling some of the amazing stories of women’s rights activists.
A. Harriet Tubman escaped slavery but returned to lead other slaves out of bondage using the Underground Railroad. She also served as a spy during the Civil War and helped free hundreds of enslaved people along her journey back North to freedom.
B. “Women make up almost half of the world’s population and represent more than 50% of all university graduates, but they only occupy 24% of seats in parliaments worldwide.” – UN Women
C. Feminism is everywhere these days: Beyoncé to Emma Watson to Malala Yousafzai; women take a stand for equality and raise their voices for what matters most, while men watch silently on the sidelines. And this week, we’re going to talk about how you can do your part in changing our culture too!
D. “It is not enough that some women have succeeded,” said Sheryl Sandberg at her TED Talk last year.
Women’s rights Activism and underrepresentation
The work of women has gone unnoticed and unappreciated because the world is male-dominated. Women make up half the population in America, so it’s about time that we give them their due!
Despite the advances women have made in many occupations, much work must be done to achieve full participation and understanding. Many fathers would like their daughters to attend college and pursue careers beyond child-rearing and homemaking; they want them to realize their potentials as individuals through achievements on a professional level.
But with all this talk about equality for women in education and employment, it seems that men are expected to forget about their own issues while we fight for those of women. Worse yet, those say that feminism is bad because it will take away from our quest for men’s rights. That may seem true at first glance, but you see how wrong this statement is when you look deeper.
Misconceptions of Women’s Rights Activism
Many people do not understand what feminism really is; some think it’s a movement that empowers women at the expense of men, but in reality, it is the opposite. Feminism works for everyone who believes in equality between genders, not just women. If you believe that both sexes should share equal opportunities and responsibilities and are entitled to be treated fairly, then you are considered feminist, yes, even if you are a guy as well!
Men have had privileges throughout history, and many still do to this day. Being a feminist means that we, as men, accept responsibility for these privileges and work to correct our behavior to achieve true equality with women.
We must acknowledge that we rely on gender roles, often shaping how society expects us to act and/or what jobs we should hold based on our sex. We must also question gender role expectations that boys and men are not, or should not be, as expressive of their emotions.
So if your a feminist, then you shouldn’t care about people being called feminists because it’s not even an insult. When people call themselves feminists, they just mean they believe in equality for both genders and want everyone to have equal opportunities so we can all succeed together!
So next time you hear someone talk negatively about feminism, don’t think of it as them being against women. Instead, remind yourself that although most Feminists are women, there is nothing wrong with trying to help all genders achieve true equality between each other regardless of sex.
Famous Women’s rights quotes
Men think they own our bodies, so they tell us what we can and cannot wear. This is called slut-shaming…Men on the streets will shout ‘whore’ at me before I’m even able to reach a stoplight-Azy, 21, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Race, class, gender, sexual orientation, disability–these are not incidental factors in economic advancement. They are the roadblocks, and we will not go around them but over them
– Barbara Jordan
We will never end sexism until women have full reproductive freedom.Bell Hooks
Marriage and women’s rights activism is an important topic that deserves many of their own blog posts. If you want to learn more about women’s rights, read this blog post on International Women’s Day (March 8th). We hope these posts have been helpful!