Not only was it unfair, it went against the way God intended things to be. To create a balanced society, they must both be allowed to have influence.
In 1848, women were treated as the property of men.
The women's suffrage movement began in Seneca Falls, New York during a convention on the rights of women.
Seneca Falls was a progressive town but even here, Elizabeth Cady Stanton's call for suffrage was controversial.
It was after one of these meetings that Stanton met Susan B. This meeting had a profound influence on the future of the women's movement.
Together, Stanton and Anthony founded the National Women's Suffrage Association in 1869.Why, for example, did it take until May, 2005, for women in Kuwait to finally achieve their full voting rights in their national elections?It is commonly believed that female suffrage was desired and fought for only in England and the United States.It is no surprise that the high-purposed radical movement to extend the vote to women adopted the term suffrage.Suffrage was already enshrined in the United States Constitution, where it applies to a right so fundamental it cannot be amended away.Karen Offen, European Feminism: 1700-1950: A Political History, Stanford University Press, 2000. Suffrage & Beyond: International Feminist Perspectivesø, edited by Caroline Daley & Melanie Nolan, New York University Press, 1994.They were expected to live under laws which they could not vote for and pay taxes to a government which didn't represent them.Men were only half of the population but they were in charge of all of the decisions.Voting and politics were seen as completely male domains and it was shocking to think of women involved in either.The primary argument of suffragists was that they were being denied one of the most basic rights of Democracy.