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What are the pros and cons of the women's right movement?

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There were not any discernible "cons" of the women's right movement apart from the need for a restructuring of society and that is an inevitable part of all changing societies, however, there were many positive "pros" of the women's right movement including providing equality for all citizens and allowing the other half of the population to vote. The women's rights movement began with the women's suffrage movement in the 1900's.

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The women's rights movement held their first official gathering in 1848 at Seneca Falls. The organizers created the convention because they wanted to advance women's rights. They created 13 resolutions, which they agreed were necessary. Despite the convention, the women's rights supporters would remain in fractured groups throughout their fight and would have a difficult time in uniting the various factions.

When the Civil War began, the women's rights groups realized that they needed to avoid being labeled as a social issue, so they decided that they would put all of their efforts towards earning the right to vote. Despite the efforts of the women's right movement, it would not be until August 26, 1920 that women would receive the full voting rights offered to men on a national platform. Once women had been given full equal rights to vote, women began to push for political office and sought to expand their power within the government to ensure equality.

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