Women’s Movement. Thinking Skill : Explicitly assess information and draw conclusions Objective : Understand the nature of early 20 th century women’s reform in the larger context of the Progressive Era. What characteristics would you want in a leader?.
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Thinking Skill: Explicitly assess information and draw conclusions
Objective: Understand the nature of early 20th century women’s reform in the larger context of the Progressive Era
Are men seen as leaders because they of men? Of women?possess these characteristics? OrAre these traits ascribed to men because they have traditionally been leaders?
(NAWSA) in 1890
“Women deserved to vote because they were equal to men.”
the right to vote
in the West
What might explain the success of women’s suffrage in the West?
What reasons would men have to oppose women’s suffrage? What reason would women have to oppose their own right to vote?
-Edith Milner, writing in The Times, 29 October 1906
-Miss Violet Markham, speaking in October 1910
National Association Opposed to
Woman Suffrage (NAOWS).
Were opposed to women
gaining the vote because
they believed that women
belonged in the domestic
rather than the political sphere
Even when the position appeared to have be in favor of women’s voting rights, the argument used was often based on prevailing stereotypes that were grounded in false assumptions about gender roles
Words on the cartoon: "Woman Devotes Her Time to Gossip and Clothes Because She Has Nothing Else to Talk About. Give Her Broader Interests and She Will Cease to Be Vain and Frivolous
19 women’s voting rights, the argument used was often based on prevailing stereotypes that were grounded in false assumptions about gender rolesth Amendment
“Right to vote shall not be denied or abridged on account of sex”
In part due to timing (WWI)
many women joined