All over the world, women have been limited of their rights. Many countries think of them as the inferior gender and some think of them as slaves. Black women, still in this century and in the past, faced many difficulties due to their lack of rights. Speeches such as “Ain’t I a Women” by Sojourner Truth and “Equal Rights for Women” by Shirley Chisholm show how much rights black women had in the past. The speech “Ain’t I a Women” by Sojourner Truth shows how much right a black women had. In the past, black women weren’t treated fairly like other women.
In paragraph 2 of the article, it states “That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud-puddles, or gives me any best place! ” This shows that men didn’t treat her as equally as a woman should be treated. Therefore, the article “Ain’t I a Women” by Sojourner Truth shows how much right a black women had. The speech “Equal Rights for Women” by Shirley Chisholm also shows how many rights black women were limited to.
Chisholm explains how women were considered the weaker gender and were limited to what they could do. “Why is it acceptable for women to be secretaries, librarians, and teachers, but totally unacceptable for them to be managers, administrators, doctors, lawyers, and Members of Congress? The unspoken assumption is that women are different. They do not have executive ability, orderly minds, stability, leadership skills, and they are too emotional. ” This shows that omen were only able to get Jobs that others think they were capable of and didn’t have the intellectuals as men to qualify for any Job of authority.
Even though the speech ” Ain’t I a Women” by Sojourner Truth and “Equal Rights for Women” by Shirley Chisholm show how black women were limited to their rights, they also showed it in a different way. In the article ” Ain’t I a Women” , Sojourner Truth mostly explains how it was difficult for Black women to cope to their limited rights while in the article ” Equal Rights for Women”, Shirley Chisholm explains how women ere being prejudiced and how mostly it was hard for women to cope to their limited rights.
In conclusion, both “Ain’t I a Women” by Sojourner Truth and “Equal Rights for women” by Shirley Chisholm showed how difficult it was for black women to cope with their limited rights. Both articles explained their experiences to show different types of problem they faced as a woman. Many women still face prejudice now and have barely any rights. Articles like theses can show that even though you are women, you can still fght for you rights.