Moving on to the next century the movement took another turn and started a new era of women domination. The rights of women to vote were curbed before the turn of the century and it was through the efforts of the above mentioned activists and other women that new laws and regulations started to emerge. The advent of Young Women Christian Association and similar other leagues helped women in gaining a foothold into the democratic setup and helped them in reaching a platform from where they could voice their concerns and helped them in organizing their activities without being subjugated by the male dominated society.
“This further helped them to ultimately help along in the civil rights movement, Ruth Balder Ginsberg, a Supreme Court chief justice has expressed that ‘I think about how much we owe to the women who went before us, legions of women, some known but many more unknown. I applaud the bravery and resilience of those who helped all of us’. ” (Crawford et al, 25) These are some of the accounts of the brave women who took up to the task of molding and creating a better world for themselves and this has resulted in the creation of a world which is tolerant of different views of the society.
We now no longer have the luxury of imposing our own views on somebody but rather it is through the logical sequencing of a problem that the correct solution is arrived at and is weaved in a workable position . In his book, The Empire, (Niall Ferguson, pg xxviii) has quoted Winston Churchill as saying,” What Enterprise that an enlightened community may attempt is nobler and more profitable than the reclamation from Barbarism of fertile regions and large populations.
To give peace to warring tribes, to administer justice, to strike the chains off the slaves, to increase in whole peoples their capacities for pleasure and diminish their chances of pain – what more beautiful ideal or more valuable reward can inspire human effort? ” Taking these views we may say that the liberation of slaves and the process of inducting the African Americans into main stream politics and to regard women as capable of leading states and honoring them with the tight respect that they deserve is taking the new world into the right direction .
With economic viability nations can prosper under the impression that no man is above law and the universal law of brotherhood, peace and harmony is applicable to all irrespective of caste, creed, religion, color or race. Expressing a thought by Adam Clayton (Black power,1967) who has said that unless man is committed to the belief that all mankind are his brothers , then he labors in vain and hypocritically in the vineyards of equality, this very thinking reflects the manner which should be adopted as a constitutional reform .
It might have been regarded as futuristic to think that the coming generations will mingle among all the inhabitants of the world to foster a more fraternal and smooth relationship throughout the world community, but this is not just a far fetched dream but a reality that is very much knocking on the doorsteps and there is only a need for the developed world to answer the calls of the underdeveloped nations help in their rebuilding processes and make them able to come out of their long loom .
This might help create a world which is free from discrimination and where ideals can prosper according to the healthy principles of self containment. One hopes that the revolution which sparked and ignited a flame through the certain parts of the world may sweep across the world and rid us of the menaces of ignorance, racism, subjugation and create a society where everybody is regarded as one and members of the planet that we call home , as Robert Ingeresoll has been very aptly quoted as saying , “The true civilization is where every man gives to every other right that he claims for himself .
The Oxford Guide to the United States Government, Oxford University Press, 2002 (pg. 490-550) Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary, Sixth edition, London 2006 (pg. 276-290) Women overlooked in civil rights movement – Race & Ethnicity – MSNBC. com http://www.nbcnews.com/id/9862643/