Feminist Movement and Native Americans Movement

   During 1960s to 1970s, strive to promote equality of blacks began to spread to other minority ethnic groups. People in the United States asked their equal rights, specifically the group of women and the group of Native Americans.

   World War II had brought more women than ever before out of the home into work. Women treated as men in the army. They helped to fight enemies, they helped to maintain homelands, and they helped to prepare for battles. However, women did not have the same equal rights as men after World War II. In the book, A People’s History of The United States, in Chapter 19 showed ” A few years ago I was suspended for three days from work because my children were still young and I had to take time off when they were sick…They want people who keep quiet, squeal on one another, and are very good little robots. The fact that many have to take nerve pills before starting their day, and a week doesn’t go by that there aren’t two or three people who break down and cry, doesn’t mean a thing to them.” According to this quote, women have no rights in workplace, at home, or public places. Men treat them very harsh, even though women work harder than men. Seems these happened for a long time or seems women helped to fight for the World War II, high educational women came out and led others to fight for women’s rights. These led the Feminist Movement, and women successfully earned their rights at the end. They had equal rights as men do.

  After the end of World War II, many group were out and fought for their rights. Native Americans was one group of them, because the government rules treated them very harsh. Their homelands were getting smaller, and they forced by white men. Even though they were the first group arrived in the United States, they still did not have equal rights as white men’s do. In the same book showed, “1.It is isolated from modern facilities, and without adequate means of teansportation. 2.It has no fresh running water. 3.It has inadequate sanitation facilitiees. 4.There are no oil or mineral rights. 5.There is no industry and so unemployment is very great. 6.There are no health care facilities. 7.The soil is rocky and non-productive; and the land does not support game. 8.There are no educational facilities. 9.The populartion has always exceeded the land base. 10.The population has always been held as prisoners and dependent upon others.” These quote showed Native Americans had no rights to use or to enjoy public facilities. Their living environments were bad, no fresh water, no oil or mineral rights. Everything for life, they had to find by themselves. Seems blacks earned their rights, Native Americans started to fight for their rights like women.

   These two movement were important for American histories. Feminist Movement and Native Americans Movement are helped to make American Laws more completely. Rights expressed more equally. Discrimination and prejudice were decreased, and human rights were more normal. Human rights were not only service for adult men, but women and some Minorities.


Lonely Anger

Loneliness only causes two consequences, a desperate or eager to vent invigorating impulses.

After the defeat in Vietnam, an awkward period of confusion, the disappointment of the American political and spiritual skepticism in the United States is quite common in younger people, while Travis is undoubtedly one of the typical representatives. As experienced all the hardships of WWII, people are actually lost a lot of “integrity personality”. after the war, he returned burdened with psychological fear and reality of the Vietnam War era all the mental stress, he, Travis, and I want effort into this society to go into the middle of New York to find a corner of their own survival, but, but never really integrate into it!

He lives in a completely closed world, in a taxi it is a closed space, and then come back to look at his residence, so dark and narrow, which suggested that he repressed, and depressed mental state. From a woman he met, began to unrequited love and later pursued her, and then she walked away to the “Wizard” series of dialogues with him, to the disappointment of senator, and to persuaded Alice returned home but get reject, Travis can no longer tolerate,Initially he believes that “the rain will wash away all the garbage,” but he realize this is not possible at end, he finally decided to eradicate the junk by himself. It can be said when he raised his gun, the gun is aligned with the whole social system of the United States.

Address to the First Annual Meeting of the American Equal Rights Association (1867)

“It is a good consolation to know that when we have got this battle once fought we shall not be coming to you anymore. You have been having our rights so long, that you think, like  a slave-holder, that you own us. I know that it is hard for one who has held the reins for so long to give up; it cuts like a knife. It will feel all the better when it closes up again.”

Sojourner Truth ever wrote this statement in her letter. She wanted to beg colored men to help them to earn their own rights from the government. During the civil world in 1861, blacks have very important roles in the battle. They helped the government to do reunion. After the civil war, salves gained their freedom, but they had no property, no money and little education. Therefore, they were not really free, so they started to fight for their rights. Eventually, they won, and the 14th amendment gave colored men rights, but not for women. Even women did same things as men did, women have their own abilities to earn money, but they did not have a chance to gain the same rights from the government. Seems this event holds for a long time, women were awake like Sojourner Truth. They implored men to help them fighting for their own rights. They thought they were deserved, because they did most things like men did. Sometimes, they acted like a slave under their husband. They have to work, and sometimes their salaries were took out by men, but they still hoped men will fight for their rights one day.