Introduction to Women's Studies_Turkel_Date___050310

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State, law, and social policy State- all forms of social organizations with power o Government, court, police Determine how people are selected to govern, systems of government used, and how power is exercised within society Inequality is a feature but the state can address and combat inequality Relationship between state and gender relations; they can influence, challenge, or reinforce gender roles Public v. Private Women were largely regulated to private sphere shaped by laws, practice and policy in early industrialization Idea of family men as bread wommers, court sanctioned laws prohibiting women from public roles, service on juries, recipient of wills and being recognized as full citizens Women didn’t get voting rights until 1920s Susan B. Anthony- “Constitutional Argument” 1898 Early women’s suffrage activist Argued that the constitution gave women the right to vote She was arrested for voting which she believed was a right guaranteed to all citizens by the constitution Based on natural rights of all people, the right to choose laws
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