Women in the Industrial Revolution The Industrial Revolution began in approximately 1760 and ended roughly when the first world war commenced. This time period brought many hardships and injustices for the women living in a patriarchal society, even those of middle to upper class. It was believed that a woman was lesser than a man in almost every way. Eventually, certain events led to a change for good, and women have come to be appreciated for their strengths just as much as men. Although great advancements have been made, women of today’s society in developing countries still face many of the problems that were prevalent 200 years ago.
At the beginning of 18th century, women and men were unequal. Women had no right to vote and no right to speak in public. In the family, women needed to listen to men, do the housework and take care of the children. They had longer working hours in poorer conditions than men. Women were live in suffrage and they had no position in the society.
Women have been struggling with discrimination for years, will it ever end? In the world we live in, there are places that have deemed it normal for a woman to have no rights regarding education, marriage, clothing, children, employment, and more basic human rights. Not only that, but there is violence towards these women who live their lives struggling daily to enjoy the rights that they do have. In Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, the central character Offred lives in The Republic of Gilead, an area that used to be known as Harvard University. In this dystopian society, the birthrate has plummeted and women are now valued for their ability to have children because the future of the society now relies on it.
In the 1800’s women were given no rights. The hierarchy in America back then was rich white, men poor white men, white woman, black men, and black women. Back in the day women had no education so they didn’t . They stayed home and took care of the house work like cleaning, cooking, groceries and lots more. Now women can get jobs got to school become lawyers and doctors and so much more.
Ladies didn 't generally have the privilege to vote since women were viewed as lower than men. They weren 't permitted to vote since they were closed as uninformed. They additionally didn 't know much about legislative issues. To a few women were thought to be a laborer not a voter people felt that they don 't know anything about governmental issues. Subsequent to having a supporter for voting rights on their side like Abigail Adams.
The oppression of women is evident throughout all of the 19th century. From household duties to health issues, women received unfair treatment. Women were seen as inferior and treacherous and therefore, were not trusted to make decisions for themselves. This resulted in women being placed in mental institutions when they did not behave in ways that the male society agreed with. After being placed in the hospitals, the unfair treatment continued to affect the women.
Women also face unequal opportunity and treatment. In most world history, the man has been the leader and the woman, the follower. Men are more greatly respected and thought highly of. During the 18th century at the time of The Declaration of Independence the inferior attitude toward women was prevalent. Historian Mary Beth Norton wrote about treatment of women in this time period in the book, Liberty’s Daughters.
While reading about American history the thing that I found most appealing was the limited rights that women had during this era. Although women gave the early settlers longer life expectancy and brought hope to their future, women still were not considered equal to a man. Women were discriminated against and didn’t play an important role in early American history. Generally, women had fewer legal rights and career opportunity than men because they were considered weak and not able to perform certain tasks. Different women came from different ethnic backgrounds and were all created equal in the eyes of men.
In the 1920’s women could rarely land a job Challenged male domination If women did get a job, they received lower paychecks than men Discrimination were everywhere Women had to demand for their own rights; did everything that they had to do The MAIN problem was suffrage; women had to fight for their votes While men had many choices for jobs, women were limited with their choices
Female Confederate Spies Ever since the establishment of the new world, women have held less power and privileges than men. As history progressed, the female role began to change. During the American Revolution, women supported the war by providing blankets and care for the hurt soldiers. In the Civil War, women took on new roles in the fight that were not as innocent as the jobs in the preceding events.