1.) First The document for discussions: 300-310 word
You are required to submit an original post for part one, and then two responses to what other students posted for part two. Using the worksheets, How to Analyze (found under the How to Analyze tab for each section), you are to prepare a 300-310 word post on one of the documents found under the Documents for Discussion tab for each course module. By the end of the term, you will have completed three posts based on a written primary source and three on an illustration (cartoon, illustration, painting). You will not see the discussion stream until you make your original post. You are responsible for responding to two other student's posts on documents that you did not use for your original post. I suggest that you make your original post one week and then the responses the following week. Do not wait until the last minute to make your original post and responses. Response posts should be 8-10 sentences. Complete instructions are found under Discussion Instructions, under the Discussion tab for each course module.
2.) Then I need to response and give my opinion to my classmate's discussion: 8-10 sentences.
Dear Dr. Beachley,
Mary Kenney O'Sullivan’s, "Why the Working Woman Needs the Vote," was a pamphlet published in 1910 for the National American Woman Suffrage Association. O'Sullivan was a co-founder of the Women's Trade Union League, the WTUL, an organization whose main focus was trying to improve the working conditions for women. The intended audience of this document was both men and women. In this piece Mary Kenney O'Sullivan tried to persuade men to fight for equal pay by giving them the idea that men would in turn make more money if businesses enforced equal pay. The theory was that if equal pay was offered, men being much preferred in the workplace and would obviously have preferential hiring over their female counterpart, thus having more hours and making more money. As for the female aspect, if women could vote, their chances of obtaining equal pay would increase significantly, meaning these women would be able to sustain a family on their own. Achieving equal pay, stopping cheap labor and child labor, and women not being able to vote, were all important issues that ran rampant during this time period. In my opinion, O'Sullivan wrote this document intending to address these issues and try to bring about awareness. “When women organize and vote they will get EQUAL PAY for EQUAL WORK, and they will no longer compete unfairly with men.” Mary Kenney O'Sullivan. In the time that this document was written women still had no real voice and were unable to vote, they were still considered to have a lesser opinion of their male counterpart. In this time period the gap between men and women’s pay was even broader than it is today. My question to Mary Kenney O'Sullivan is what suggestions would you have to help generations to come, 20, 30, and 100 years from now in advancing the equality in pay?