The Fight For Women 's Rights Essay

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The acquisition of women 's rights in America was a slow progression, as most major gains were not met until at least the 20th century, with only a few minor wins for women beforehand. There has been no shortage of historians or women 's rights activists who have pointed out the irony and hypocrisy in America being deemed a land of liberty and freedom while an entire gender was left without the same rights as another. Women fought hard for their rights, using multiple methods, including education, agitation and attempting to change pop culture in general. Ultimately it was going straight through the government and garner enough support to gain the rights they rightfully deserved. This paper will be looking at the fight for women 's rights pre-1877, from the Seneca Falls convention to the formation of the National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA). The fight was arduous, tedious and to many of the women and men who fought it, necessary.

Women 's rights advocates in America have been fighting for rights since nearly the beginning of America 's founding. Various successes were made throughout the years leading up to the twentieth-century, with the twentieth-century seeing the greatest victories for women, such as nationwide voting rights and the eventual gain of more equal treatment in workplaces and culture; however many feminists still are fighting in these areas. Although most of the major wins were made in the twentieth-century, the women 's rights advocates had won many…

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