The issue of women’s rights and how different societies and cultures deal with it had been on the table for many centuries. In the United States of America during the 1800s, women began to move toward and demand getting equal rights as men, they decided to speak up and fight for their stolen rights. In the 1960s, continued working toward their goal, women broadened their activities through the women’s rights movement which aimed to help them in gaining their right to receive education, occupy the same jobs that were once titled only for men, and get an access to leadership positions. The women’s rights movement has a great impact on women today, although it started a long time ago, but it did not stop and women are reaping their fruit today,
The fabrics were imported from India and manufactured in the north of England which contributed to the expanding British textile trade. (White, M) However, the new fabrics were quickly available for the lower ranks of society and allowed ordinary men and women to copy their superiors. This led to what Lemire describes as democratization of fashion in Fashion’s Favourite. The influence of the new consumerist culture was therefore reflected in the new desire for fashion to appeal aesthetically as opposed to the mere usefulness of clothing. Aristocratic fashions constantly evolved, changing direction from time to time, and steadily filtered down through society.
5. A: Whilst each author has their own view of Chanel, each source discusses the importance of her style in modernising and liberating women 's fashion. Ingrid Sischy for example, maintains that Chanel was far beyond her time and that her part as a revolutionary fashion designer played a key role in the liberation of women. Catherine Driscoll also asserts that Chanel was a key figure in the modernist movement of fashion, whilst Linda Simon calls her an entrepreneur that encouraged women to move into the workplace and rebelled against the gender expectations of the earlier 20th Century. Justine Picardie is not quite so fervent and awestruck, but still retains that Chanel had no doubt climbed to wordly acclaim in an age steeped in sexism.
"The Woman Question" of this time challegend society 's view of women in this era. Women started to try to find their place in the world other than their homes and male approved professions. It is said that, "Victorian period motivated discussion and argument about the nature and role of woman " and initated change in many ways including literature. The industial revolution pushed women towards this furtuitous change. Women were also forced to take on new roles during this time due to the rapid growth in the textile industry.
Therefore, what followed was the right of women to vote; with this, the voice of women where now represented in public office changing forever the political life of the nation. This new independence marked a big step to social equality. The new-found freedom changed women’s attitudes to themselves, to men, marriage and to the family. The result of the change was liberating fashion in clothing and hairstyles. Before this, dress and hair were longer and modest.
The role of women in dictatorships, a subject which also enjoyed a spike in interests around the 1990s, has come into light thanks to the releasing of records and accounts of oral histories, no doubt following the surge in liberalist interest of totalitarian regimes. What has been found is a struggle between the pre-WWII ideals of freedom for women, and contemporary ideals of ‘doing your part for the state’ from which traditional domestic standards were re-integrated. What escapes Friedrich and Brzezinski’s definition is the importance of domestic control that totalitarian states so zealously imposed – which arguably formed the basis of the more ‘personal’ side of totalitarianism that encroached into people’s lives. Undoubtedly, it was of paramount importance to a totalitarian government to control domestic matters: generally declining fertility rates causing the growth in population of many ethnic minorities, which even created a gulf between rates of fertility between the poor and the elite, was an issue all totalitarian governments had to deal with. So it’s no wonder the “restructuring of gender relations… went hand in hand with the recasting of economic and political institutions” as Victoria De Grazia mentions .
As Communism rose in Russia and Ex-Yugolsavia, roles were beginning to shake as the main component of the regime was enabling women to expand usual life patterns. Payments for females rose in Yugoslavia as much thousands to millions from years 1948 to 1985. It was now integrated into the norm that woman operate with rural gear, preserving the pavements (usually jobs that would have inhibited by men). A new invention introduces was also the different places created by the government where women could leave their kids while working. Socialism and communism certainly empowered woman to work and provided different work places where specifically woman were needed for the
The 1920s era redefined pleasure and independence and was characterized by a powerful women’s liberation movement that spilled over into many facets of life for the women of that time. Perhaps one of the most tangible expressions of this new paradigm was witnessed in the impact that the women’s liberation movement had on the fashion industry running from the 1920’s well into the modern age. A surprising catalyst in this process was the onset of World War I (WWI) and it is useful to contemplate the drastic changes in attitudes and perceptions for women of that time. Prior to WWI, women were allowed minimal autonomy and their role in society was largely confined to the household. However as the women’s liberation movement took root, women’s
Since there is a heterogeneous group, different feminist approaches have been developed. Nevertheless, this can not change the fact that feminism represents a social movement: a social movement that aims to improve the situation of women and expand their role in society, and to organize actions for this purpose. Industrialization in the West and social and economic changes such as the French Revolution are an important influence on the formation of feminist debates. With these changes in the West not penetrating outside the western societies, feminism debates have also shown up here. 2.