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Womens Suffrage Movement Following the turn of the century the way the way the western world would view the rights granted to women would change greatly Two of the main reasons were literary works composed by John Stuart Mills and Emmeline Pankhurst Their writings The Subjection of Women and My Own Story respectively left an impact on society that ended up with the ratification of certain standards bestowed upon women Both works use similar techniques of persuasion such as trying to convince the reader how outrageous the current state is Pankursts essay tells of her own unique experience of peoples discrimination against her rights in the free world and the actions that were soon taken to endorse better treatment of women According to Pankurst the way that womens activists would achieve success was by doing something drastic must be done in order to destroy the apathy of the men Somewhat similarly to this stance is that of John Stuart Mills He claims the injustices to women were similar to that of slaves although on a greatly lesser scale and the new era called for a change He states that the inequality of rights between men and women has no other source than the law of the strongest However the two writers do come from different points of view mainly due to the fact of their differing genders For example Emmeline Pankhurts talks about her experience as child when her father remarks What a pity she wasnt born a lad Naturally Mills cannot tell any similar tale but he further proves his case by again referring to the slave argument when he remarks that we ought to act as if we believed it and not to ordain that to be born a girl instead of a boy any more than to be born black instead of white or a commoner instead of a nobleman shall decide the persons position through all life Simply put
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