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  • Dna The Pro Lifers
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    Nicole Brockway Philosophy Professor Shi bles Dec 1999 Ethics and Abortion Since the beginning of time, women have faced oppression in every area of our lives. While people around the world fought and gained the rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, it seemed the women of the world were being denied these rights. Women have worked long and hard to gain equality and the right to be in charge of their own bodies. As a woman of the 1990's, about to reach the turn of the century, I ...
  • Support Adoption In Opposition To Abortion
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    Pro-Choice I personally support a womans right to terminate an unwanted pregnancy for any reason. I dont agree with abortion being used as a form of birth control, but since I dont believe in straddling the fence on such issues, I support abortion fully. There are too many negative consequences possible with the prohibition of abortion. It is a fact that illegal abortions will continue to be performed in the event that abortion is outlawed. With that we risk the health and potentially the lives ...
  • Later Nellie McClung
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    Hellen Nellie McClung: A Canadian Feminist Helen 'Nellie' Laetitia Mooney was born October 20, 1873 in a log cabin on Garafraxa Road, two kilometers from Chatsworth, Ontario. She and her family moved to Manitoba when she was six years old. One of Nellie's best influences was her mother. Her family's influence was no doubt the reason she became an activist. Her mother thought that every child had the right to an education, and her whole family encouraged her to learn all she could. (9, Wright) Ne...
  • National Women Suffrage Association Susan B Anthony
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    The women, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Carrie Catt and Bella Abzug all played a ritual role in the Women Rights-Suffrage Movement. All the women had something to do with the getting the Suffrage Movement started. They all had some contribution to getting the Nineteenth Amendment, giving women the right to vote. All of the women except Bella Abzug died before the Nineteenth Amendment was put into place. Susan B. Anthony was born on February 5 1820, in Adams, Massachusetts. She was b...
  • Physical Standards For Combat
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    Women have been compared to the frailty and beauty of ripe apricots in modern poetry; the reference could be construed as sexual. However, in spite of their frailty and beauty, women have served in combat positions in one capacity or another since the beginning of the United States, long before the establishment of the Army Nurse Corps in 1901. Many women willingly entered the pits of battle, disguised as men and using male names in past wars. With growing numbers of women in the military and th...
  • Woman's National Rights Convention
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    Worcester is an amazing city with much historical importance and recognition. Many residents often do not realize the significance of this great city. Most individuals familiar with Worcester have heard about the smiley face, the first valentines, and the birth control pill all coming from Worcester, but these items tend to go to the back of one's mind after time. What many do not realize is that the First Woman's National Rights Convention was held right here in Worcester as well. This historic...
  • Married Women In Iran
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    Reflection Paper Two Achieving Honor as a Woman of Deh Koh November 9, 2000 Achieving Honor as a Woman of Deh Koh To many Westerners, the overall plight of females in Iran appears tenuous. It is illegal for females above the age of 9 to appear in public with out their heads veiled and bodies entirely covered. Women cannot serve in certain occupations, such as the military. It is difficult for a married woman to divorce her spouse, yet for men the right to divorce is unquestioned and done with ea...
  • Laws Concerning Male And Female Merchants
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    "You " ve come a long way, baby" so says the Virginia Slims cigarette commercial. This brand of cigarettes, intended mainly for women, was absolutely correct-women have come a long way. In today's society, women have gained a role comparable to their male counterparts. However, this struggle for equality has been a long one, lasting for several centuries. If we go back to our roots (ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Israel, etc. ), we see that in some societies (Mesopotamia and Israel) women were trea...
  • Henrietta Muir Edwards
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    HENRIETTA MUIR EDWARDS Born in Montreal on December 18, 1849, Henrietta Muir Edwards was one of Alberta's "Famous Five Women". She began her fight for woman's rights at her home in Montreal with her sister. Here she founded the Working Girls' Club, which offered meals, reading rooms and study classes, in 1875. Henrietta and her sister then published the periodical, known as the "Working Women of Canada". They paid the costs of publishing the paper by depriving themselves of all personal luxuries...
  • Opportunity For Higher Education For Women
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    The women's struggle for equal rights has existed throughout American history. For thousands of years women had been denied of their rights and always been thought of as having a second-class role in society. Women were powerless and considered the property of men. Women were only expected to fulfill certain roles in life. They have been given the role of being the weak, submissive, and a house-wife that was meant to stay home and care for the children. She was not expected to work outside the h...
  • The Discrepancy Between Mens And Womens Wages
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    Throughout many years preceding World War I, many women were not happy with their jobs. In 1870 most women worked in the agriculture of their homes, or did domestic service. Even by 1910 though, more women were already working in factories, offices, stores and telephone exchanges. As opposed to 14.8% in 1870, 24% of women were now working in 1910. The practices of withdrawing from work once married and only returning when necessary (i.e. husbands salary decreased, laid off, injured, desertion) w...
  • Equal Rights Athens
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    Equal rights for minorities, especially women, in a civilization can strengthen a country internally but equal rights do not guarantee peace or the long term success of a country. Athens, for example, did not give equal rights to minorities, but that did not lead to its collapse. Correspondingly, today, many more women have rights but countries still go to war. And, furthermore, since two thousand years ago we have learned that a woman's contribution in the American society is very important and...
  • Organized Women's Rights Movement
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    "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has". That was Margaret Mead's conclusion after a lifetime of observing very diverse cultures around the world. Her insight has been borne out time and again throughout the development of this country of ours. Being allowed to live life in an atmosphere of religious freedom, having a voice in the government you support with your taxes, living free of lifelong enslavement ...
  • Country A Woman
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    It is definitely time this country had a female president in the White house. For over two-hundred years this country has existed, and every four years there is an election. With the passing of each election a man has always been chosen for the most influential job in the free world. A possible reason for this is that women have been looked upon since the dawn of time as the weaker species. That was never the case with such women as Catherine the Great, Cleopatra, and Joan of Arc. These women wo...
  • Woman's Right To An Abortion
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    There is no easy answer to the complex question of whether or not abortion is right or wrong. It is more of an opinion based on ones morals. There are many factors one must look upon in deciding if having an abortion is the choice for them. Such factors being: one's religious standpoint, another factor being the laws that one's country has set restricting or allowing abortion; one may look to the amendments for their jurisdiction. Even past court cases may bring opinions upon people. From whiche...

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