Women’s Rights and Clothing

I studied Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s speech at Seneca Falls. I had to comment on women’s equality then compared to now. Below are my thoughts: 

Yes, women have equal rights specifically when it comes to clothing. In her speech at Seneca Falls, Elizabeth Cady Stanton stated, “We do not propose to petition the legislature…to clothe every woman in male attire.” This demonstrates men had attire that women couldn’t wear. In the 21st century it is more acceptable for women to wear men’s clothing than men to wear women’s clothing. According to the research project, Roaring Twenties! by Jordyn Ostrowski And Derek Tomczik, women “were now able to dress how they wanted…” In conclusion, currently men have more restrictions in what they wear compared to women.

Battery Park Farm

Before…

 

I wonder if I will get to take a bite of some of the food that is grown at the farm.

I can’t wait to see all of the workers and farmers working on the farm.

I think I will get to pick my own vegetable and take it home!

I hope I get to see and try a vegetable I’ve never had before.

 

After…

The best thing I did was eat lunch at the park with my friends and teachers by the big water fountain.

I cannot believe I saw a squirrel sitting on the top of the cannon at the castle.

My favorite part was walking along the water with my friends and teachers.

I will always remember the water fountain in the park.

 

By: Shira K.

Women’s Job Equality Past & Present

Women have just as many job opportunities as men in the 21st century than in the 19th century. In Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s Speech at Seneca Falls in 1848 she exclaimed, “to declare our right to be free as man is free…to have disgraceful laws as give man the power to chastise and imprison his wife, to take the wages which she earns.” This shows that women are less equal then men. In the present day, women have more opportunities than in 1800’s. I read this in the article International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family.  The texts states, “over the course of the twentieth century, women’s labor force participation has risen  from 20% to over 60%.”  In summary, presently women have job opportunities that are the same as men.

Equal rights 

Women and men have more equal rights in the workforce today compared to the 1800’s. In the 1800’s, women had to give their husbands their wages. I know this because in Elizabeth Cady’s Stanton speech at Seneca Falls. She expressed that men have the power to “chastise and imprison his wife…to take the wages she earns.” Today in the workforce, women are making progress. The presentation titled, “Men and Women in the Workforce” by Sidney Kirk discusses the progress. Sidney Kirk says, “In the 1830s mill women made an average of 2.25 per week compared to men’s average weekly earning of $6.50-$7.00.” Jumping forward to 2012, Kirk states, “…the median hourly wage for women, full-time and part-time workers combined was 84% as much as men($14.90-$17.79).”  This demonstrates progress is being made in wage equality for women. In summary, women are making gains in breaking the glass ceiling.

Exploring Battery Park

Hannah A.

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My thoughts before I go on the field trip…

Awesome, I hope to ride the carousel.

Will there be avocados at the farm ?

That’s so cool being with all my friends !

My thoughts after I went on the field trip…

Bosque fountain was my favorite. The mist made me

feel cool, it was fun to look at.

The farm had lots of vegetables,we didn’t see any

avocados.

It was a happy day !!

Washington square park.

I went on a trip with my friends to Washington square park. It is located in Greenwich village and is considered New York’s most densely used green spaces.

Before it was a park, the native Americans that had lived there were called the Lenape tribe. There were a lot of waterfowl and a stream going through.

Here are some pictures of my outing;





It was quite a lovely day.

-Olivia Christensen