Assignment 3 – Why is this Important?
John J. Webber
February 20th, 2013
The true importance of researching and professing information correlated to German women and feminism in the twentieth century may not be apparent to some. However, the study of women’s history, in particular during the time of the twentieth century in Germany, is especially prevalent with regards to the advancements of women’s rights all across the world. Within the realms of present day, women who seek to question the inequalities experienced in their own lives turn to history to understand the roots of their oppression and to become aware of the advancements which have ...view middle of the document...
The study of German women and the feminist movements of the twentieth century allowed for women of the time to strive towards equal rights, and change the fate of women to come. Analyzing the history and lives of women in Germany allows for light to be cast upon influential feminists. Such individuals include: Anna Sophia Gutermann, Elisabeth Catharina Brentano, Henrietta Goldschmidt and Rosa Luxemburg, all of whom deserve exemplary credit for their contribution to the women’s movement towards a better and more empowered life.
It is especially beneficial to study women’s history due to the fact that women have always had a different perspective of the world. The pace seemingly changes when analyzing women’s history, due to the fact that many of the activities with which women were involved, specifically: maintaining households, raising families, caring for the elderly, as well as fighting for equality, are long-term and gradual, rather than instantaneous events. When we become...