During the early to mid-nineteenth century women’s roles were seen to be confined to domestic affairs, but this phase would only lead to a stronger voice for women coming from within the home. The Second Great Awakening in the early 1800’s sparked a need for religion in the American culture. Women dominantly filled the churches leaving men to fend the vices of the world alone. In efforts to bring religion back, a new role for women was formed, the Cult of True Womanhood (Ginzberg 8). The ideal woman of this time period was a pure, feminine, and submissive woman that was always considered inferior to men mentally and physically (Lavender 1).
In those days’ women were seen as caregivers and women were told that they had to be submissive to their husbands. Women did not have any rights, it is supposed to be a man’s world, but without a woman what would the world be like. Specifically, women are the foundation of life; we nurture the things to come. More importantly, taking a glimpse at the narration of women’s right and history that comes along with it. It shows that women have made
Irving’s Depiction of Women Letty Cottin Pogrebin once said, “When men are oppressed, it’s a tragedy. When women are oppressed, it’s tradition.” Washington Irving is at times sanctioned as being a misogynist as a result of his well-known writings such as The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. While his depictions of women represented in his writings were heinous, I do not believe Irving was a misogynist. The corruption women faced in the olden times were the social norm, and men were possibly unaware of any other way to treat women. In today’s times, it is a law that not only women, but everybody must be treated with respect without discrimination or racial injustices.
In the 19th century, the cult of domesticity states that women’s only job is to work as a mother. They are to be in the house cleaning, cooking, and taking care of the kids. It also states they should not be allowed education. As said in Document D, “...the wages of factory girls are higher than those of females engaged in most of other occupations.” This statement contradicts the cult of domesticity in where female’s only job is to be a mother not work in factories. “It is these wages which...have drawn so many worthy, virtuous, intelligent, and well-educated girls to Lowell..” This statement also contradicts the cult of domesticity in which it states that women should not be allowed education.
The public was included in the decision making for the prohibition laws. Mothers and children of normal families believed that alcohol had a negative effect on their families (Source E). They believed that alcohol should be banned in order to improve family life and for the family to be wealthier as they thought their husbands and fathers would not work and spend all their money drinking at bars. The prohibition laws banned all alcohol in America. This did, however, allow for the increase in illegal alcohol sale, and Al Capone contributed heavily towards
Throughout Prohibition it was enormously controverse. Also the Volstead Act has not shown much effectiveness considering its main goal was to take away workers spending on alcohol, as well as keeping domestic violence of alcoholics out of the home. Yet, all the law brought was insanely higher amounts of spending on alcohol and brought the violence to the streets in a immense form of federal criminality. Even though many people wanted to dispose of the Eighteenth Amendment it was so unlikely to happen because never before in U.S. history has persevered and later on wanted to reverse. McGirr quotes George K. Statham when she writes “‘the repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment is about as likely as the repeal of the Thirteenth Amendment, the return of dueling, or gladiatorial combats….The world moves, and it has never yet taken a great moral or social step forward and afterwards retraced its step.’ Five years later, the Twenty-First Amendment broke the Eighteenth Amendment’s record speed for ratification…”(pg.233) Many reasons were given as to why the Eighteenth Amendment was revoked.
In Puritan society, women’s legal rights were limited (Deering). Women were banned from the ballot box, prohibited from owning land, and restricted from suing in a court of law (Deering). In today’s society, women are granted full legal rights. Women can vote, sue, own land, and participate fully in the political lives of the country. Furthermore, Puritan women were expected to be “one with their husband”, meaning that the husband could control their wife by dictating her decisions (Deering).
The embryos that are selected to be in the lower caste (Gammas, Deltas and Epsilons) are deprived of oxygen and injected with alcohol to keep their intellect lower than the upper class (Alphas and Betas). With these modifications the government will then place the different classes to their appropriate job descriptions, jobs that these classes will adapt and learn to love. In the same way they will learn to despise the word “mother”. Mothers, fathers, and families do not exist in Brave New World because the word mother is viewed as a repugnant word. Suggesting it weakens the government, conflicting with its catchphrase “Everyone belongs to everyone else” (Huxley pg.
The idea of republican motherhood and the cult of domesticity are two contrasting ideas of how women should be living their life around the times of the 1800s. The republican motherhood was a movement that women should be educated and are able to live individual lives without men providing for them. The cult of domesticity was a view that women should be stay-at-home wives, take care of the children, and provide comfort to the husband when he is home. The biggest difference of these two movements was the decision to educate women. Republican motherhood was all for the educating of women but the cult of domesticity wanted the opposite: no education for women.
Many people saw prohibition as a violation to their freedom and it did not take long for the Americans to begin protesting against it. Alcohol was looked at as the belief that it caused most of the worlds problems. The sales of alcoholic beverages were still remained illegal during this period but it did not stop people from smuggling liquor over and secretly make beer, also known as bootlegging. Prohibition increased bootlegging which was the illegal production and sales of liquor. Bootleggers illegally produced alcohol into underground watering holes and began illegally selling alcohol to
Women fought for so long to achieve equality and perceive the right to vote throughout history. They have been denied their right to do so multiply times labeling them as minorities and property. In this era women played the role of a house-wife that only stayed at home to obey their husbands and to take care of their children. Therefore, women were portrayed as weak and submissive beings who had a second-class role in the society. However, the restriction for them to vote led to them standing out for the rights they deserved.
The leader believed that for many years the “followers needed” to be poisoned with opium and then cyanide. This is breaking cultural norms because it is not normal to be poisoning people because they “needed it.” The exsert also mentioned that there was a variety of members. When I think of a cult I think of non intelligent and especially for how they were treated I think at the beginning you would be smart enough to leave and it mentioned how even lawyers,doctors and nurses were in the cult which is deviance. Social control is the act of attempts by society to regulate people 's thoughts and behaviors. Although Jim Jone’s is not considered as a society by himself when he gets to people to believe in his ways the cult members become a society.
However, the law made the sale, manufacture, and use of all alcohol illegal. Prohibition failed because it was not easily enforced, it destroyed businesses and jobs, and lead to the rise of organized crime. It was a nice day on January 16th, 1919 when the 18th Amendment was ratified in congress and many celebrated the outlawing of alcohol. It didn’t take long however for people to find ways to break the law without getting caught which flourished the illegal alcohol trade. Speak-easies were popular during the 1920s and would be