In a society solely dependent on classifying individuals off of looks, many controversial standpoints and arguments are exemplified. Gender, race, and even just plain, old looks are judged and grouped into stereotypes and standards. Over years of suffrage and discrimination many groups of individuals have faced times of despair and lost hope for equality. However, someone always comes along and speaks his or her mind. In doing so, this brings hope and new enlightenment to this faction of people, and a revolution or movement begins. Women’s suffrage has been around for many generations. In the 1950-60’s movements began and society came to realize the effects it was having on all types of people. Nonetheless, a law was established and women began (under the law only) to have rights. However, this did not mean society as a whole was willing to make such a great jump all at once. As stated in an article about women’s suffrage, the fact that women are now protected under the law, does not give them full security from the horrid discrimination and judgement all people acquire. As stated in the article by Noam Cohen, “her group had persuaded women to express themselves by urging them to shift the focus “away from oneself- ‘do I know enough, am I bragging?- and turn the focus outward, thinking about the value of your knowledge” (Cohen). This lack of confidence is sadly due to society and history itself. Women have always been viewed on a lower scale than men, but at the same time are praised for the traits men could never imagine and ultimately envy. This includes, having a special bond with children, being more in tune with emotions, more caring and forgiving, being able to handle multiple tasks at once, and overall the giver of life.
Society is not ready to see all of these unique and powerful traits women can endure. For example, right now a women being elected as President of the United States would be a very controversial issue. I am not saying that she would not be as or even more qualitied than her opposing competition for candidate. My question is, how would our enemies view us as a country? Many countries do not recognize equality as a whole, especially women’s rights; the man owns her, she is his property and tool, and that is it. Would these countries take the United States seriously? I would hope so, but it is hard to judge. Honestly, there may a chance for more lives to be lost, because countries would want to test the United States. That does not seem enticing to me at all.
Just as this photo shows above, movements are still occurring like this today. They are just accomplished and acted out in different ways. Technology is providing women with a new way to voice their opinions. As it said in the article, women are still afraid to speak up. Do you think these women were not afraid? They overcame their fear to move society forward today. As more and more stand up, society will follow behind them in the parade of equality.
Overall, women can do anything a man can do. Society is just not ready to embrace it. Everyone wants everything to be done NOW! This is just impossible. Over time, women will be more respected. My generation and all generations following, do not have the same idealistic views that those in charge of large companies and politics have now. As new generations take control, society will conform to what is right for that time frame.