Under the Catholic Church rule, women had to be pure and accept the life that was chosen and given to them just like the Virgin Mary. Women are expected to be good wives and mothers, which typically includes self-sacrifice and putting one’s family and its survival above all else . Also, not only did Spanish colonialism influence the way women are viewed in Latin America, but it also helped rise up of women’s right in Latin America. However, the newly independent of Latin American citizens were not yet given full rights, including the women. By the beginning of the twentieth century, the suffragette movement began to break out in all over the world due to European and American influence.
This enforces the targeted audience during the timeframe to use the magazine as the main beauty standard. The model highlights the beauty in her looks, placement and positioning of her body in a suppressive manner. This emphasizes the manner women were to portray, due to male authority over women. This shows that the value of the magazine as it encourages the reader to look at the beauty standard as the social norm. Furthermore, the background vs foreground background flowers evokes a sense of purity, innocence and grace emphasising how women were expected to display conservative and high standards of morality.
In the late 1800s society assigned to women a specific role to play. The role included bearing children, caring for them, and honoring their husbands. People saw women who took jobs outside of the home or who never married as deranged. Kate Chopin highlights the female duties of the time in her novel, The Awakening, through the use of foils Edna and Adele. Adele represents the model of how an ideal women of the 19th century should behave and feel.
Faced with the long hours and low pay, many soon married and left the field, while the Catholic sisters had renounced marriage and saw nursing as their God-given vocation. New government-operated nursing schools turned out nonreligous nurses who were slated for supervisory roles. During the World War, an outpouring of patriotic volunteers brought large numbers of untrained middle-class women into the military hospitals. They left when the war ended but the long-term effect was to heighten the prestige of nursing. In 1922 the government issued a national diploma for nursing.
Susan B. Anthony fought for women’s right to vote. Through social action and her writings, Anthony inspired thousands of women and men to fight for suffrage, which eventually resulted in the 19th amendment. Born into a Quaker family that is known for being opposed to slavery and believe in equal rights for all people, and committed to social equality. At just 17 years old, she began teaching to help make money for her family. Susan had a lazy eye and she would often hide that side of her face from the
It was highly spiritual and cultural but when the British Empire colonized Kenya they illegalized this sacred practice as they thought it was immoral and not what they perceived women to do, compared to their dainty and conservative Victorian women. Some Kenyan women followed their families and changed to follow the colonial beliefs and laws but many young women went through with the initiation such as Agnes. Her affiliation to conform to tradition and secure her social standing not only defied her family’s loyalty but caused her to defy ‘her’ faith. Gender, generational and colonial conventions were broken with her choice to take part in the tradition of cliterodectomy. The Meru girls as well as many others defied their parents, family and colonial laws in order to partake in their decision to practice cliterodectomy and therefore there have been many ways in which young women challenged gender, generational and colonial authority over the practice of cliterodectomy in colonial
Independent attitude of Paro attracts another woman Priya who gave a partial importance to the social norms. Priya accepted the dominance of Suresh, her husband and also gives respect to the bondage develop with marriage. She was forced to follow the traditional land
But women are not just mothers they have to perform their kinship roles, where she has to perform her duty as a wife, daughter-in-law, daughter, sister, etc. But motherhood was considered not only the most beautiful and natural of all the hetero sexual relations with in the family which were an inseparable part of a woman’s laying (Machmic, 1893; 317). It was within the structure of marriage that gender roles were defined. In all marriages whether it is Catholic, Hindu or Islamic the subordination of women is there because they rest on a strict dichotomy, whereby, it is believed that, women are the heart and men are the mind. Therefore marriage is essential because only the union of the two could create the whole.
Nationalism in the 19th century truly set the boundaries for Europe’s newly reformed nations. With technological innovations like the steam engine and Maxim rifle European countries now held a power truly feared by others. With this power, they began to triumphantly expand all over the world. Africa was the country that bore the most sufferable pain. Europe imperialism over Africa resulted in situations where people like King Leopold completely abused and mistreated entire African tribes.
This ruling over one's wife is clearly established in Oronooko as well. For instance, the king rules over the many women in his harem (Behn, Oroonoko 152) and they indulge him with entertainment (Behn, Oroonoko 161). Marriage was seen as an amiable goal for women since it did not only protect them financially but also morally and socially (Brabcová