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A true Hero for womans rights
Probably one of the most famous and least known Heroines in the Woman Rights movements was Jane Addams, in my opinion. This was a truly noble woman who understood her sexuality and what a woman should fight for. Her political prowess and genius made her a great woman and American that both men and women can not fail to hold respect for. Any person with a daughter needs to educate their child on this woman, even men have a lot to learn from her. Maybe she isn't a pop star, but if you teach your children young they will learn to admire, follow and mirror these people and not the sluts on American T.V. Please take the time to read the links below and share your thoughts on this great God fearing American Hero.
Though Addams was a progressive and liberal in many aspects of her political agendas, she also saw the inherent trouble with the emergence of the "new woman". She categorized the sexuality of the "new woman" with prostitution. Seeing that even in her time, the early 20th century, that women would use sex as a way to advance their situation, which in essence actually went further to belittle the women seeking a better chance at life in America. She was extremely Victorian in the sense that she believed the only powerful woman was a woman with a "pure" asexual womanhood.
Jane's "Hull House" was the first American settlement house for immigrants. Part of the hull house was dedicated to help single mothers and women to further their chances at a successful life in the United States. She started a penny savings bank, a day care for working mothers, an employment bureau, a child's clinic and a community play ground at her converted Mansion. There she encouraged immigrants to become American but to also enrich the US culture with their own native cultures. This helped to make American the rich culture it is today where you can find many different cultures in a single city, almost like visiting the whole world without leaving home. She was well known for her speeches on women rights and her down to earth nature. It was widely know to women around her neighborhood that they could come and speak to her about any of their problems, and receive objective and helpful advice. She encouraged women, to speak their mind and stand up for injustices done to them but also adhere to the biblical duties of a woman. She understood that a womans power was a great thing and the most influential instrument in raising the children that would be our future leaders. She stressed that fact that is was a womans responsibility to keep their neighborhood clean, and actively take roles in local and federal elections and politics. Even before the days of woman suffrage, she fought for the rights of women to vote, and to actively seek out and grasp opportunities to advance their lives just as the men of the time were doing. She gave seminars and speeches for not just women but on how she thought world peace could be achieved. She was among the bravest and most admirable women in the world. She held no fear of men, and also knew that Purity was the key to real power, not sex. Though she was very openly Christian she only allowed her live experiences to shape her religious beliefs. Something that can be admired by any person seeking truth. She believed in teaching by example, and hard work to achieve success, no matter what ones views of that were. She had ethics that should be marveled by both men and women alike.
There is no doubt that she was a great woman. Any woman seeking to find her place in life or simply looking for inspiration there is no better place to look. As a man, I respect this woman along the same lines that I respect my male heroes and even higher than some of them.
SOME OF HER ACCOMPLISHMENTS INCLUDE.
Born September 6, 1860, and died May 21, 1935. She was awarded the Nobel peace prize in 1931 she was the first woman to receive this award, this honor topped off her many astounding accomplishments. She was a well known feminist, internationalist and a model social worker. She attended Female Semminary where she got her bachlors degree. She published a book called Newer Ideals of Peace. Along with many other achievements I haven't listed here.
She is one of the few people I would love to travel back in time to meet. My list is very short it includes maybe 6 other people at most.