Gendered Lives chapter 3

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Gendered Lives **** just chapter 3 Chapter 3: The Rhetorical Shaping of Gender: Women’s Movements in the Unites States Communication in society influences our understandings of gender and our gendered identities; it ALSO shapes society’s views of masculinity and femininity, and men and women’s roles There is not a single women’s movement – there are multiple. And they began way before the 1960s 2 ideologie: liberal femininism: women and men are alike and equal in most respects; therefore they should have equal opportunities cultural feminism: women and men are fundamentally different and therefore should have different, rights, roles, and opportunities. First wave of women’s social movements- 1840-1925 Enlarging womens political rights Voting rights Alice paul and lucy burns – nonviolent protest Lucretia Coffin Mott- representative to world-antislavery convention but was excluded because she was a woman. Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton – first women’s rights convention: Seneca falls convention NY 1848 Keynote address: declaration of sentiments delivered by Stanton Ties between abolitionists and women’s rights efforts dissolved because many abolitionists believed that voting rights for black men had to precede women Most black women chose race over gender, because they felt that womens rights focused on white women Therefore, womens rights movement became almost exclusively white 1870 – black men granted the right to vote susan b Anthony tried to cast a vote and was arrested 1920 – women were granted right to vote ideal of true womanhood: domesticity cult of domesticity: focus on homes, families, and communities led them to participate in efforts to end slavery and enact child labor laws these women didn’t agree with liberal feminists they thought women were more moral, nurturing etc. than men. Led them to believe that womens moral virtue would reform political world debased by men
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