How Does Industrialization Affect Women

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The period of industrialization and urbanization established a turning point in people’s lives and provoked serious consequences especially on women and children. Masters had an incorrect mindset about industrialization that made them believe that machines will help people to make their work easier. However, machines did not facilitate the worker’s responsibilities instead, they just changed the nature of the work. Most men and women suffered drastic physical deteriorations in the textile factories. For example, the complexion on their faces was sallow and pallid-with a peculiar flatness of feature. Their stature low. Their limbs slender, and playing badly and ungracefully. Also, they were spiritless and dejected air. “Little assurance of a man” or if so “most sadly cheated of his fair proportions. Because of their decay resemblance, they were considered ugly. Additionally, industries would employ children…show more content…
At that time, people did not have enough options to gain some money and contribute to their families. For this reason, families decided to send their children to work and gain some money. It happened because people at the time of 1830 children and women were more likely to be hired by factories based on a reduction in money and equipment. Even though they knew that they were not working under appropriate conditions the families ‘economic conditions and lack of resources did not allow them to refuse their jobs. According to the interviews developed in Bradford people revealed that they were victims of mistreatment, at the ages from six and upwards, and abuse within the factories. However, this situation was seemed as normal for them and even as part of their job. They could not do much to avoid these disrespectful behaviors from their masters because their families were expecting from their children to follow their instructions no matter
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