Democracy Paradox
Democracy Paradox
Jun 29, 2021
Dorothy Sue Cobble on the Full Rights Feminists
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They wanted the full array of rights. Political rights, yes, they were active in the suffrage movement, but they also wanted economic rights and social rights. They wanted to lessen inequalities. They also wanted the rights of mothers and of children advanced.

Dorothy Sue Cobble

A full transcript is available at

Dorothy Sue Cobble is the Distinguished Professor of History and Labor Studies Emerita at Rutgers University and the author of For the Many: American Feminists and the Global Fight for Democratic Equality.

Key Highlights Include

  • Dorothy explains who the full rights feminists were and what they advocated for
  • Profiles of full rights feminists like Frances Perkins
  • How full rights feminism influenced the New Deal
  • A brief history of the conflicts between full rights feminists and equal rights feminists over the Equal Rights Amendment
  • A profile of early Japanese feminist Tanaka Taka

Key Links

For the Many: American Feminists and the Global Fight for Democratic Equality by Dorothy Sue Cobble

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