Women's Studies

Which of the female reformers or reform movements from around 1890-1920 do you admire most?

Learning Goal: I’m working on a women’s studies multi-part question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
Which of the female reformers or reform movements from around 1890-1920 do you admire most? Why? Do you agree with Sarah? Why or Why not?

Brief video about an important suffrage march

A brief biography of one of the most prominent women’s rights leaders

A brief profile of an influential figure in Civil Rights in the first half of the 20th century
Sarah: I admire Alice Paul and the Equal Suffrage movement. After Woodrow Wilson vaguely pledged his allegiance to support women’s suffrage, Paul and the National Woman’s Party formed a picket line in front of the White House. They had themed days and stayed out in horrible conditions sharing their stories, just to gain press attention and hold the President to his promise. This was in 1917. Unfortunately, these women were arrested because they were unable to pay the fine. As soon as they were released, they returned to the lines. By early 1918, after Wilson received letters and saw the protests, he “publicly endorsed a constitutional amendment” (Kerber 350). A day later the House of Representatives passed the suffrage amendment barely achieving the two-thirds majority; however, it failed to be carried by the Senate by two votes. It was needed for a re-election for the amendment to pass. “In the fall 1918 elections, NAWSA targeted four senators for defeat; two of them failed to be reelected”, this led to 35 states ratifying the amendment by August 1920 (Kerber 351). Finally women won the battle, but African Americans still had an ongoing fight.
I admire this movement because without these fearless women, I believe society would be very different. It would not be as progressive and women may not be granted the rights that they are today. These women were arrested, yet it did not deter them from fighting harder. The courage and perseverance of these women are commendable and as the current events are happening within society, I wish to have an ounce of their courage.

Women's Studies

What were some of the ways these changes effected gender and race/ethnicity?

The United States underwent dramatic changes in the late nineteenth century, including the development of heavy industry, increased immigration, and urbanization. What were some of the ways these changes effected gender and race/ethnicity? And Reply back to Crystal. Do you agree with her? Why or why not?

Concise overview of black women in the suffrage movement and other reform activities in the late 19th and early 20th centuries
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A digital exhibit about women activists on the Lower East Side. There are other worthwhile digital exhibits as well as podcasts on the Museum’s website. Even better, visit the museum to more fully experience immigrant life in NYC in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Crystal: The development of heavy industry along with a great period of immigration had created new gender role changes for women and helped in the process of urbanization. Women at this time were bored of their household duties and wanted to take on jobs outside of the house and in cities where factories and sweatshops were plenty specifically in sewing and textile trades since these occupations were closest to what they have already been taught by their past generations. A lot of working woman were daughters of immigrants and they wanted to work to begin their lives before they would get married and then start to raise their own children. In African American households women were forced to help their husbands with income issues due to African American males having lower wages than those of white males. White women often got the higher paying jobs in the sewing factories, whereas, african american and some other immigrants would be forced into “agricultural work since they were barred by prejudice from higher paying industrial jobs (Ware 61). The harsh conditions in factories led a group of women known as Internation Ladies Garment Workers Union to go on strike and demand less working hours and safer conditions The boost in industrialized jobs helped form cities which then in return helped with urbanization. Women whose families could not afford to own homes settled in tenements within the city with cheaper rents but often at times dirty living conditions which led many to die from disease. Urban women were often more educated than those of women who settled on farms and in rural areas which led to a greater productivity from the “New Women”. I found it interesting that of all the great achievements that urban women helped develop the declining birthrate was that biggest change during this time period.

Women's Studies

How does it deepen your understanding of the same subject as covered in the news article?

An introduction: Explain which topic you chose to explore and explicitly state the connection to the news article you chose for the News Report.
Two annotated bibliographic references. Each of these should include:
The full citation, properly cited in APA 7 Style. Note that different types of publications (journal articles, encyclopedia entries, ebooks) will require different citation styles.
A 1-paragraph summary of the findings of the research. You should actually read both resources you present. This summary should be in your own words. Do not copy from the summary or abstract that appears in the online library reference listing.
A 1-2 paragraph evaluation of the resource. How does the news article confirm, complicate, illustrate, or otherwise relate to the news article? How does it deepen your understanding of the same subject as covered in the news article?
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Relate to this News Article:

Women's Studies

What did you learn that you didn’t already know by reading this article?

Select a news article published in the last 12 months that focuses on a topic of interest to Women’s Studies [choose from the list below, or choose your own based on the criteria described in the next section of this assignment].
After you have read your chosen news article, respond to the questions below in a 700-1,000 word (3-4 page) report about the article and what you have learned, focusing on the aspects of interest to Women’s Studies:Title, author, publication, date, and url for your news article.
Brief (1-2 sentence) summary of the main topic of the article.
Why would this article be of particular interest to a Women’s Studies student or scholar? If you’re not sure, one place to start is to review the information about Women’s Studies found in Module 1: What Is Women’s Studies?.
What did you learn that you didn’t already know by reading this article?
Which topic, person, example, or idea in the article would you like to know more about? What questions would you suggest the reporter ask in a follow-up article?
What social, political, personal, historical, economic, artistic, or other impact might the information in this article have? Why?
Is there anything you read or thought about while reading the article that has relevance to your life outside of this class or outside of the article itself?
Include quotes and examples to support your discussion as part of your responses to questions 3-7. Remember to include in-text citations and a References list for all references to the article or class learning resources, whether quoted, paraphrased, or summarized.
Please note that this assignment is a report, not an essay. You must write in complete sentences, but you do not have to write it as an essay with a thesis, body paragraphs, etc.. Instead, it is recommended that you number each response as you answer the questions. To meet the word count requirement, be sure to answer questions 3-7 in detail, and give specific examples or quotes (cited!) for each answer.