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Arts and Humanities
Social and Political Philosophy
Worldwide Movement of Womens Rights
Terms in this set (15)
Structuring society so that men have authority & poser to command their families and communities
Ideal Women of Past:
wife, mother, homemaker
"A womans place is in the home"
-Mother of Birth Control
-safe, effective, affordable contraception
-Politics & church did not like
-Funded research for pill
-Birth control pills marketed in 1960
Birth control Pills Marketed
Passed 1919, official 1920
-Guarentees all women the right to vote
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Mother of Womens rights in U.S.
-Felt like prisoner at home
-Started Seneca Falls Convention
Seneca Falls Convention
-First women convention ever in U.S.
-Stantons lists of wrongs to women
-Stanton lists what she wants to change; higher education, right to enter professions, right to be paid fairly, abolition of coverture, right to divorce & custody
Arguments agains women suffrage
Theology: God doesn't want it
Biology: Women too weak
Sociology: Men heads of families their votes count for family
Padding over rear to make dress poof in back
19th century legal term
-"the very being of legal existence of women is suppressed during course of marriage"
Consequences: wives couldn't vote, make wills, testify in court, etc.
-applied only to married women
Women in College
separate colleges for women
"The Gibson Girl"
-liberated female attire
-Office workers 1900
-Whitehouse picketing 1910
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