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Women's History in America

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Throughout most of history women generally have had fewer legal rights and career opportunities than men. Wifehood and motherhood were regarded as women's most significant professions. In the 20th century, however, women in most nations won the right--->


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Tierney G (381)
Sunday March 7, 2010, 12:31 pm
"Elizabeth Cady Stanton was a leading theoretician of the women's rights movement. Her 'Woman's Bible', published in parts in 1895 and 1898, attacked what she called the male bias of the Bible. Contrary to most of her religious female colleagues, she believed further that organized religion would have to be abolished before true emancipation for women could be achieved."
This is so true! Slowly slowly getting ahead until something pushes us back again. Unfortunately I believe it will be religious beliefs. Thanks Kit really informative article!

Nancy M (147)
Sunday March 7, 2010, 1:34 pm
Thanks Kit!

Rhonda Maness (580)
Sunday March 7, 2010, 2:00 pm
Thanks Kit

Yvonne White (229)
Sunday March 7, 2010, 5:17 pm
Women still do the majority of the housework & child-rearing. The ERA never passed, everything we Thought was resolved in the 70's are still at risk in the 21st Century because of Retro-RepubliCONs like Palin (who Alone has set the women's agenda back 40 years!;)..

Marta A (55)
Sunday March 7, 2010, 5:40 pm
Thank, thanks and thanks for share this, Kit! The information is power. There is not a "Women´s Day". There are 365 each year :)

Paritosh P (26)
Monday March 8, 2010, 1:47 am
thanks for sharing

Paritosh P (26)
Monday March 8, 2010, 1:47 am

Bill C (93)
Monday March 8, 2010, 1:57 am
Thanks for sharing, Kit.

Agnes H (144)
Monday March 8, 2010, 2:58 am
Thank you for some History Lesson Kit, I didn't know most of it but now I understand why they called the women, who fought for equal rites and Voting for Women, Suffragettes in England. A lot of them ended up in jail as well and most of the time on trumped up charges, the most famous charge was that they stood on the corner of the streets waiting for any man to pass by and take him to her room. I read a story about that and how they got treated. It was disgusting believe me. The story was based on a true story as well.

But in America you certainly got women with courage and I'm glad to see that they didn't fight for the rights and equal Rights for women for nothing and I hope that you all have a successful day tomorrow. I believe that's when the March is on isn't it?? I'll be thinking of you all! Just one thing, Don't get arrested as I haven't got enough money to bail you ALL out. I haven't got enough money for that I'm afraid.

The Women in America certainly had more GUTS than the women around the rest of the world believe me! I can't remember ALL the Names nor the dates for all the equality you got but you fought long and hard and OH one thing I told my unle about what was planned and he said the same as I did, if he could he'd be there fighting with you but he'll be thinking of you and don't get arrested as he hasn't got the money to bail you out either.

I stayed at home to look after the children for the simple reason with my husband being in the Air Force we travelled a lot and you wouldn't be in one place for more than 3 yrs and in the last place we lived in a small village, and you know how gossip spreads in a village? Well after being in a Psych hospital for a year no one would give you a job, and that was the hardest thing I had to overcome. Village Life in England was the same as Village Life in Holland. You won't get accepted even if it's for a different reason!

Now I can't say I do most of the work in the house as my husband does it! I do the washing and we dry it inside as I can't get down the steps going into the Back so I had to improvise and I think I did a good job together with my Husband. And I have a home help so all in all we're managing with the housework. Some we do together if my leg and mood lets me, but even with my depression I still managed to look after my children when they were young and being repaid Thrice over. All Three of them show it in their own way. And I believe instead of going out and get drunk help your elders like they helped you when you needed them most.

I believe the Law you've got that you can't touch alcohol until you're 21 is wrong!!!!! My children were allowed to taste whatever we adults were drinking and they've never come home drunk apart from the day when they turned 21 and every one else paid for your drinks, but they also paid for a Taxi home. That was the best rule my father in law gave to us. Let them try and let them drink with you when they are older that way they know that they don't have to drink in secret and we've always been respected for that!

patricia lasek (317)
Monday March 8, 2010, 5:22 am
Thanks for an excellent post, Kit. I read it when it came out in 1994 and it was a good read then too. The sad note in this is that nothing much has changed since it was written. It's still a man's world.
Celebrate your Womanhood today! Do it any way you can!
"I am WOMAN, hear me roar!"

Kit B (276)
Monday March 8, 2010, 7:45 am
I am unable to send stars to most of you, so a heart felt thank you will have to be my gift.

Why is it so rare to find a course on women's history on a college campus? Why is there no Woman's History month? Have we not had to fight for every inch of forward movement ? I saw that a 2 year campus not far away was offering a women history course, and decided to audit the course. Perhaps if we Americans considered women's history from the world stage we would then see this struggle is not unique to us and this country, it is a struggle against the ancient ideas of paternalistic ideas. However, in the modern world paternalism is often used as nothing more then a fist to keep women down or dead.

We are all sisters and till each of us free to live a life of full enrichment, full participation in society then each of us has a continuing struggle.

Tere M (75)
Monday March 8, 2010, 10:38 am
Noted. Thank you Kit!

Deanna Zimmerman (74)
Friday March 12, 2010, 9:30 pm
Well, I can't seem to get the story up, but I get the gist from the comments.
Thanks Kit. Noted.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Saturday March 13, 2010, 4:38 pm
Thanks Kit. I had the same problem as Deanna Z.

Kit B (276)
Sunday March 14, 2010, 3:12 pm
I reported it as a bad link as I could not bring it up either.
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