December 18, 2012
Technology Ends Isolation
In what ways has technology ended the physical and intellectual isolation of Americans? The physical and intellectual isolation of Americans have changed due to the implementation and advancement of medicine, military power and engineering, artificial intelligence, the media, and socially. The innovation of technology not allows you to escape into a world of your own, it allows you to connect with yourself and others stateside and globally. There are many factors that contributed to the advancement of ending physical and intellectual isolation of Americans. Here we will discuss a few contributing forces that made a major impact to our society.
“In 1890, Susan B. Anthony along with other notable women, came together to form the National American Women Suffrage Association (NAWSA). These women helped to devise a plan that would win them the right to vote and to promote education at the state level”(as cited Bowles, 2011). Their primary goal was to change the Constitution as well as gain the rights for American women to vote. Another notable woman of the 19th century was Margaret Sanger. She introduced and paved the way for many women and families in her time. Due to the increase of women wanting to take control of their lives, the Gibson Girl image was more than just an advertisement, it was a symbol of freedom, athleticism, slimness, confidence, strong-willed and a woman who does as she pleases” (as cited Bowles, 2011). Due to the Gibson Girl advertisement, more and more women wanted to become more self-reliant and wanted to dress and do as Isadora Duncan did and or dress as the advertisement advertised. [I am fascinated by all new technology because I am a curious person and like the possibilities they might lead to. The performer has to be intellectually, emotionally, and physically strong to be able to communicate](as cited Pusch, 2004). Pusch was talking about art in forms of choreography and
dance. Due to the rise in curiosity in fashion, freedom and art, “Margaret Sanger in 1916 opened up the first birth control clinic. The clinic gave women the option to control their pregnancy outcome as well as explore their sexuality. With warm welcomes and appreciation for Margaret Sanger, Susan B. Anthony and Isadora Duncan, women now have the personal freedom to be who they are today. Women like the ones mentioned above, helped to end the isolation that women faced then and now. Women now have multiple roles: They are mothers, wives, soldiers, students and influential figures in the work force. Women started off working in factories and doing work around the house (maids), and also becoming a nurse on the battlefield when needed. Gender also played a major role in the Civil War. Most often the Civil War is looked upon as a man’s war, but thousands of women also took part in the war. They fought for their cause, love of country, and to stay close to loved ones. Many people were against women serving in the Civil War. It was even against military regulation for women to serve as soldiers. During the Civil War, men in the ranks rarely tolerated women that were found to be serving with them. The only ones that accepted women in the ranks were the husbands, sweethearts, and brothers of women that followed them to war. Those men wanted the women with them and kept their secret. Even after the war, the armies denied that women served at all. They did not want to acknowledge that women had served alongside men in the war (Zupon p.2,5). The women that helped to break this stereotype were Dorothea Dix and Clara Barton. [Dorothea Dix served as superintendent of female nurses during the Civil War and she opened up new occupations for nurses like Clara Barton with...