WS 101 Final Presentation Presentation Group: Steven Barcelos Sarah Cartier Kelli DeBellis Kamran Husain DeshawnLarrimore David Reitz
Our Women Elizabeth Blackwell Frances E W Harper Eleanor Roosevelt Yoko Ono Zsuzsanna Budapest Leslie Feinberg
These women are very different. They are from different time periods, with different goals, and different ways to reach those goals. They all, however, have broken tradition to bring about large scale change to their communities at large within the United States as well as other countries.
Elizabeth Blackwell Became first female doctor in America Told repeatedly that this notion of hers was outrageous, impossible and highly expensive. Applied to med school and was rejected from all 29 medical schools that she applied to.
Accepted to Geneva Medical College in western New York in 1847 Graduated two years later in 1849 as a physician Pioneered the advances in preventive medicine and advancement of antisepsis and hygiene Helped establish women in medicine as doctors
Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
Frances E W Harper 1825-1911 Poet & Author Abolitionist Former Vice President of National Association of Colored Women Lecturer Activist Mother & Widow
What barriers and tradition did Frances break as an African American woman? Women’s Rights: The Women’s Right Convention 14th & 15th Amendment: Granting the right to vote and citizenship Maine Anti-Slavery Society: Harper often traveled Civil Rights: For all including African American women She worked within her community: Bettering her environment
From the poem “Bury Me in Free Land” “I ask no monument, proud and high, To arrest the gaze of passers-by; All that my yearning spirit craves, Is bury me not in a land of slaves.”
Eleanor Roosevelt Born in October of 1884 Was the first lady from 1933 to 1945 “Where, after all, do human rights begin?”
Supported her husband in the New Deal policies Was an advocate for civil and social rights Her public admonishment during the beginning of WWII She supported the formation of the United Nations
First Lady Chosen chair for the Declaration of Human Rights President and chair of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights The Presidential Commission on the Status of Women
Yoko Ono Born in 1933 (Japan) Moved to America in 1947 Main Residents: Japan, New York, London, and New York
career Avant-garde PICTURE NOT WORKING!!!
Politics Political Activist PICTURE NOT WORKING!!!
Zsuzsanna “Z” Budapest
Zsuzsanna “Z” Budapest Created Dianic Wicca in 1971 Founded the “Susan B. Anthony Coven Number One” Born in Budapest, Hungary Became a refugee of the Hungarian Revolution Moved to Chicago in 1956 to study languages
What is Wicca? Pantheistic religion based on the celebration of the seasons. Witchcraft is used like prayer “Feminist Spirituality” worships a Goddess and no God. Dianic Wicca is the only feminist spirituality religion.
This movement has since spread all over the globe. Intends to shake the foundations of Patriarchy Believes the only religious figure that can work for a globalized world is nature herself, mother Earth.
Leslie Feinberg Breaks tradition by Existing Ze is a transgender individual Trans- Latin for “across” or “beyond” Gender- sexual identity, especially in relation to society or culture Feels more comfortable living a “masculine” lifestyle Doesn’t clearly identify with either gender
Experienced hatred directed towards hir as a young butch lesbian Experiences led hir to question gender conformity
Worked to allow more freedom of gender expression Written books and articles that have been read worldwide Inspires people to become activists Works to free women of oppression Asserts that women and men should act as individuals