Economics Of Race And Gender In The Context Of Rosie The Riveter Film During the world war II, the economic and social arrangement in America and Europe underwent a serious change. This was because most energetic and able men were out in the battles leaving behind the old, children and women. The duty of providing for the families and the older citizens shifted from men to women.
The PowerPoint says that this change happened because of World War II, but I think that this change also happened because the sense of family has changed over time. Families have become a lot less connected and families have started to stray away from farming jobs which used to keep children at the home longer.
This shows that women can be and want to be empowered to help society, but just because they are a girl they can’t. Overall society will be better because of the empowering women we have standing behind
Today there are about 1.45 million stay-at-home dads according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (Latshaw). The United States Department of Labor states that 57% of women currently participate in the workforce (“Data & Statistics”). Although these numbers are not quite perfect, they exemplify how society is changing from its sexist and stereotypical ways. Many people today are still fighting for gender equality, but there has been a significant change recently. Although it has become acceptable for women to work and men to take care of the kids, men and women were subjected to different roles in the 1920’s.
This movement pushed to allow women better jobs (outside the stereotypical nurse, teacher, and secretary roles they typically held) and salaries to close the salary gap between men and women. Post World War II, there was an increase in the number of jobs that needed to be filled, including white-collar jobs in the private sector which required a college education. Women soon started filling these abundant roles because there simply was not enough men to work and families also needed extra income. This trend continued through the sixties and by the seventies it was clear both middle-class and working-class women were in the workforce for good and “working for wages outside the home has become the norm.” (Epstein, 2002, p. 35) This time period was, according to Epstein (2002), “connected to a transformation of the economy that was drawing women into the labor force on a permanent basis.”
This is demonstrating that even though Skeeter is a woman, her gender does not lessen her drive and motivation to succeed in life. Not only are men discouraging Skeeter, but so many women are brainwashed to believe the gender roles of society that they are tearing Skeeters ambitions down as well. At one point, Celia Foote states, "Oh, we're gonna have some kids. […] I mean, kids is the only thing worth living for." (Stockett 33)
Women). I believe this determination to become educated spiked Addams’ presence in the women's rights movement. She knew there was more to life than marriage and children. She knew there was a cause worth fighting for, now she just had to
Therefore, women found their place in society, which was not attached to a man. The nineteenth amendment inspired commentary women to shatter the glass ceiling, march against reproductive policies, and obstruct sexual harassment. Women and minorities still have a tedious and convoluted path to formulate in order to unite equality. However, it is one that women will fight for, as they have in the past, and they will not cease until it is
In the story “Boys and Girls”, the narrator discuss that she does not changed any traditional stereotype. It is clear to see when the salesman say that “Could have fooled me, I thought it was only a girl.” The narrator uses the word “fooled” and “only” show that people still has bias on female, she does not resist the female stereotype successful. Meanwhile, the info-text express that then women changed the traditional stereotype a lot, In the text that “women have been liberated, foe the first time in history, but it has only allowed u to scratch and claw our way to the middle.”
Gender roles have been a popular yet sensitive topic for thousands of years. It has seemed that since the earliest of days, men always had more rights than women, but was that always true? Has equality between men and women gotten closer or only spread farther apart through the years? History has taught us that in certain civilizations and/or tribes, women had just as many rights as men did, or they had no rights and were only seen as a man’s wife who had to cook and clean after him. The Native American group, the Algonkians, proved that gender roles translated into economic, social, and political power.
Your research question. Remember, it needs to be narrow and specific. See the notes below. -How our gender stereotypes about sexual behavior reinforced in popular tv shows? -How tv influence people's views on gender?