The rights of women in 1873 was nothing like the rights of women now in 2015. In 1873 women did not have the right to vote, own their own property, keep their own wages, or sign a contract. Another group that faces the same challenges in gaining equal rights is African American. African Americans did not have the right to vote, just like the women of the United States.
I agree with your statement. African Americans, Mexicans, and Chinese (basically anyone of color), were not treated the same as White Men who had voting rights and the ability to own property in American at the time.
I agree, women voting restrictions were similar to African American everyday life restrictions. African American's were denied many rights as Women were denied voting rights's.
The rights of women were very much different in the 1800's. They weren't allowed to vote, own property, or have equal pay. The only people who held any power in America at the time were white men. White men were the only ones who held regular jobs, owned property, and had voting rights. African Americans, Mexicans, and the Chinese didn't have very many rights either like Susan B. Anthony stated at the end of her speech.
I agree, women were treated poorly along with African Americans, Mexicans and Chinese. They weren't allowed the basic rights of life simply because white men said so.
The white man has always been in "power". They always tried to put others down below them and take things away from. They thought they were the most important. The right to vote is a basic right that should be automatically given to a citizen. Women has been treated unfairly for years. Women are used as competitors not for equal pay of jobs and sometimes as people. They still do not have the same equal pay as the white man; this also includes Chinese, Japanese, Mexicans, and African-Americans. There are African-Americans getting killed from unfair treatment and racial oppression. There are women being kidnapped everyday. Women are being raped, and most of the time there predators gets away with it. The women are being ridiculed for something they had no control over.
In 1873, women had basically no rights at all. They were arrested just because they wanted to vote. They couldn't do any of the basics of life that the men could do, just like African Americans. They were treated different because they were "different," according to white men. Women now have every right men have, but yet women still don't always get treated equally.
I wouldn't say they had absolutely no rights at all. They definitely were treated different, which was indeed unjust, but for many of the non-colored woman they stilled enjoyed some freedoms and rights that colored individuals did not. Such as schooling for example.
In 1873 the rights of women compared to today are drastically different. Not only were woman prevented doing many basic rights such as voting they were also oppressed by society following guidelines and being frowned upon when they did not follow the status quo.
I agree with you, Will. I believe that anyone in history that didn't follow the status quo were mistreated. From Japanese Americans in World War 2, to African Americans during slavery times in America. This nation has come along way, but we still have people in this country that still deserve rights.
In 1873, women did not have the same rights as the white man. They did not have the right to vote, so their opinions and choices did not matter. Nowadays in 2015, women have the right to vote, go anywhere they want, freedom of speech, to run for office or president, and they have the right to fight in war. In relation to the discrimination of women in 1873, African Americans, Mexicans, Japanese, and Chinese couldn't vote either. However, white women had the right to go wherever they wanted; they had rights that the colored women didn't have. It was all about the white man. They had the "power" but time has changed and America has changed drastically. However, there are still racism and discrimination still going on. Women still don't get equal pay as men; they get paid less.
I agree with you miles, even though some ways have changed there is still discrimination going on every day. Most of it is not as noticeable as others. If the saying history repeats itself then this might be the beginning of a new era of discrimination.
I believe that 1873 and 2015 are not very different time periods. There are different things women are being discriminated against now. Hillary Clinton running for president, everyone will be supporting her but under people's breath you hear them say "I doubt she will win though.What will happen to our country with a female president?" Or something as small as being picked last because you're a girl in gym class. Being Hispanic I still get asked if it was hard to cross the border. People think it's funny to be rude to other races but it's really not.
I agree, there is a lot of discrimination still going on today in America. People are discriminated upon because of their sexuality, the color of their skin, their race, and as you said their nationality. I agree it isn't right to be discriminated upon because we were all created equally and no race or gender is greater than the next.
In 1873 Women were denied many of their rights. I think over the years women have been granted those equal rights with Congress but the people of America still view men as the dominant sex. Another group of people that had always been discriminated upon are homosexuals, lesbians, bi-sexuals, etc. They still to this day aren't accepted within society.
I agree, I believe that homosexuals do face similar discrimination that affected women and I hope that it turns out in a similar way in which everyone realizes that they are still people and that discriminating agianst anyone is wrong.
Women right now while not paid equally to men in some cases are far better off than in the past. In the 1800's women where treated mostly like fragile objects meant to never do anything meaningful but make food and children. In this regard women stand mainly alone however their absence from the polls is not unlike any group of non white males including african americans indians and hispanics.
You are right about how they were treated very fragiley, and though some women liked that, other women wanted to be more, but because of the fragile stereotype they were refrained from doing so.
Women had not been treated well for hundreds of years before this. In a lot of places around the world, women are treated just as badly as they were during Susan's time, which I think is unacceptable. Though I find it odd how our country didn't think that women couldn't influence government when a lot of European countries had princesses and queens.