Title

THE INTERSECTIONALITY OF WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE AND THE ME TOO MOVEMENT

Publication Date

4-5-2019

Document Type

Poster

Degree Type

Undergraduate

Mentor

Tina Thompson

Abstract

Abstract Sexual Harassment has been a substantial topic of discussion within society over the past decade, with a sizable spotlight from the media during the past four years. Recently, our society has begun to recognize how prevalent sexual assault and harassment truly is and started to discuss how we are going to make a change. Notably, a dive into the #MeToo movement, highlights its similarity to the Women's age Movement. Next May will mark the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on May 21, 1919 and later ratified on August 18th, 1920. Women have made monumental changes and impacted society in undeniably incredible ways within the past century. However, despite these accomplishments, women still have a long way to go before we see equality. There are many aspects that have seen little to no improvements within the past 100 years. This paper will specifically discuss the similarities between intersectionality of the women's suffrage movement on the 20th century and the #MeToo and Times Up movement currently happening in the 21st century.

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