After the war ended, women were no longer needed in the workforce and were expected to return to pre-war beliefs and focus on marriage, housekeeping and child rearing. The image of the happy housewife became the image that many women strived to achieve and was on the more frequent depictions of women in television, magazines and advertisements. Television played a vital role in the postwar era in reflecting the changes in society as well as influencing the future. Women began to look at the lives of their mothers and saw the unhappiness and decided that was not the life that they wanted to live. Though with the stereotype of the spinster and old maid, many were still afraid to remain single.
During this time in america , women needed marriage to be stable because they were not able to work. After being married for a while , Janie asks her grandmother love. Her grandmother does not understand. She tells Janie “ If you don’t want him , you shoot. Heah you is wid de onliest organ in town, amongst colored folk, in yo ‘ parlor.
An example would be that in during Shakespeare's time women were meant to stay at home but Juliet was independent and responsible. This would relate to 1950s America because women had worked on maintaining the country, while the men had gone to war. Gender was evident in both because of Juliet’s opinions, went against the gender norms at the time and women in charge made it a role reversal. Like the example given prior, there are many incidents where gender, a theme from Shakespeare’s play, is a theme that relates to the world around us, and different times in history.
She once said, “My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant to be your own person, be independent.” Her mother instilled the importance of education and feminism into her brain. Ginsburg also said, “The law was something most unusual for those times because for most girls growing up in the ‘40s, the most important degree was not your B.A. but your M.R.S.” Her mother made sure that despite what society thought, if Ruth was independent and pushed herself, she could truly become anything she wanted. Sadly, her mother passed away a day before Ginsburg graduated from James Madison High School and she was never able to see all of the life changing events that her
O’Connor also carefully draws out her characters. O’Connor made the Grandmother a women so that any reader felt lower than and feel below in authority. The grandmother is shown as a pushy woman with characteristics of selfishness. These characteristics show when she insisted on going to the old house. When she realized that Bailey was not too keen on the idea, she made up a story about treasure to get the kid’s to help beg their dad.
A shrewd househunter like Mama could set things up fairly comfortably - by Manzanar standards- if she kept her eyes open. But you had to move fast. As soon as the word got out that so- and- so had been cleared to leave, there would be a kind of tribal restlessness, a nervous rise in the level of neighborhood gossip as wives jockeyed for a position to see who would get the empty cubicles” (Houston 70). Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston was a child that lived in an internment camp. She experienced many things, but her parents told her to comply with the United State’s wishes and do as they were told.
The problems that the Gallaghers have to face usually come from the family itself and even if most of the difficulties they encounter come from their social status, they are not necessarily directly connected to a lack of money . We can take the exemple of the relationship between Fiona and her younger sister Debbie: this last one got pregnant and decided to keep the baby despite her young age. Fiona decided that if she wanted to stay in the house her sister would have to get an abortion. In this example, the showrunners present a problem that can occur in a working class family without criticising girls who find themselves in this situation. Both sides can be understood, Fiona wants to protect her sister and assure that Debbie finishes High School, while the pregnant teenager seems to be ready to be a
Women struggled with the limited clothing options, few job opportunities, had unrealistic beauty standards, and did not have the ability to achieve a higher education. The women’s rights movement improved women’s lives by breaking stereotypes and changing women’s ideals. The women of the 20th century, often struggled with beauty and fashion restricting their clothing options. Women were often described to be weak and a symbol of being delicate and fragile. In the 50’s, women were simply expected to get married to a wealthy man, stay at home, and raise children while her husband worked to provide for the family.
I didn 't meet anybody I wanted to marry ' '. Before Skeeter left for college, she wanted the married life that her mom instilled in her but this quotation reveals that Skeeter is no longer one of the typical white women in Jackson , Mississippi who worried about marriage, having children and the perfect life. Later in the novel, we see another character development from Skeeter when she sees the unfair treatment of the blacks have totally changed ever since she left for college. One afternoon, Miss Hilly suggested that the black help should not use the same bathroom as the whites in their household as they spread diseases. Annoyed Skeeter responds loudly and says ' 'Maybe we ought to just build you a bathroom outside Hilly ' '.
To say it in another way: If Great Britain was a ship, the queen was (and still is) the figurehead instead of the captain. For as long as humans can remember, women have been overruled by men. Trough stereotypes women have been seen as people who stay home all day taking care of her and her husband’s children and making dinner as well as tidying up the home, while the men are seen as family’s provider. Thanks to a handful of women of dared to speak up women finally got their wish granted. It wasn´t before around 100-200 years that this changed.
At the end of World War I and World War II, after women had taken over male jobs while fighting, men returned but women wanted to keep the jobs they had obtained when the war had ended (Stoneham). Women of the wars had gained lots of independence, but when the 1950s came around women lost it and became more domestic. The women of the 1950s returned back to the idea of being required to work at home and that they had no place in society. But 1950s women were more than just a passive link between working women of the war and political activists in the 1960s, the 1950s gave women the drive and motivation to be as strong in society that they are today. (Holt).
The movie, A League of Their Own, is a moving film that depicts how women emerged from the household after World War II. Women before the war were suppose to be women of the house. People felt the only thing a woman was good for was to cook, clean and take care of the children. After World War II, women wanted to leave the house. This movie depicts how women show they can do the same things as men can do.
After the end of World War II, American men return home and took back their jobs, and women were resorted to staying back at home to perform domestic task such as cooking, cleaning, and raising children. What arose was the gender expectation that the men were supposed to be the powerful leader of the family while women were to suppose to be the docile housewife. They were not encouraged to take part in masculine activities, but to be as feminine as possible. For instance, women’s fashion in the 50s was all about dresses and accentuating the curves of a woman’s body. To express the gender constraints that they were under, Americans turned to ballet.