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Racial Discrimination was not an unusual sight at this time period.


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African Americans were not the only people who suffered from racial discrimination.



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Women were expected to be noble housewives and stay at home. Those were the only rights we had.

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Women never had rights. Me and Alice Paul decided to take action in 1902 in the United Kingdom.
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Women were just starting to obtain rights in the 1900s and 1910s.




Conditions: Life was hard for women ever where. Women were ridiculed and put down for being "inferior" to men, no matter what race. Some of the women had jobs, but when it came to the entire country, it only counted for a very small percent. Women did not have the rights to vote, and many jobs were taken by men or not aloud to be run by women. The few jobs taken by the women were very lowly and had poor pay. It was not only women that were oppressed. Anyone who wasn't a white, straight, man was ridiculed and stripped of dignity. Every one wanted change and so did I.


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We began to picket in public places to get our word out.




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Our voices were heard and people were understanding our problems the more we explained it to them.


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We began picketing in front of the white house to let our voices be heard. This was a risky move because they had rights to arrest us.




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I was imprisoned for picketing in front of the white house. While i was imprisoned, i committed a hunger strike to let the superiors know I was serious.



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Alice Paul was not only my best friend, but my partner in the NAWSA. We would go into streets by ourselves and speak our word.



Progress: After I had met Alice Paul in the United Kingdom, we both came to the United States in 1912 and formed the NAWSA, or National American Women Suffrage Association. We brought our power of the NAWSA to congressmen in the government. We felt the congress had to take action and appeal to Women's Rights. Alice Paul and I were arrested for Picketing in front of the white house, along with other NAWSA members. Our dispute didn't end when we were imprisoned. We went on a hunger strike. We were so committed to our causes, we would rather starve then not let our voices be heard.




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Women today are still speaking for human rights and equality.





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Some places in the world are still in the fight for human equality.






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Women's rights are still ridiculed and taken as a joke by some people.




AfterMath: I brought my arguments to congress and they couldn't approve my point. They said no suffrage amendments could be approved before 1920, but in 1918, the house announced they were going to decide to approve it or not. In several states, there had been approvals for women's right. Not all states approved at the same time, but one by one they approved the several amendments stating women's rights. All states were ratified by the 1960s, until the point I died in 1966. Because of the NAWSA, women today have more rights and freedom of speech.