Womens Voices Question 3 - 3 Women for change in the first...

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3.) Women for change in the first wave of the feminist movement encountered many hurdles. Of all that they faced, I believe the most significant to be law enforcement. Law enforcement has a duty to be just and fair, but under the pressure of reform and change, many cracked and crumbled. They acted discriminatorily and violently. There were many examples of excessive violence in public speeches or soapboxing that demonstrated the unjust actions. Many of the feminists of this time were unafraid of the law enforcement and used them to their advantage to gain sympathy from the public, by making known what the enforcers were doing. Women who went on hunger strikes in the jails ended up being force fed, people would be struck with batons in the streets, and they were assaulted by mobs and the law enforcement either participated or didn’t stop the actions. They were biased by their upbringing and fear of change, when all the women were
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Unformatted text preview: trying to do was to change that stance and for men to acknowledge women as equals in society. Unfortunately, as many great points as they made, white men in society held the upper hand and could use the ‘because I said so’ excuse because they had the law enforcement on their side. Women were severely disadvantaged and had all of the odds against them, which I believe is why when they finally did get the right to vote, there was such a long lull in the movement, because they had had to be so fully focused on one aspect, being that of the vote. After they got that, it almost seems to me that government, again, won, because all they had to give was the right for women to vote and all of the other things that they had mentioned earlier in the movement had gotten lost in translation....
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