African American women who choose this field of work were almost always undervalued, underpaid, overworked and in most cases unprotected. Some domestic workers also had to face abuse and maltreatment. The work was hard, but there was only little these employed women could do. Women depended on the low paid wages and most of the time had to accept these forms of treatment, since there were no laws for wages or working conditions in the domestic service. “It tends to be perceived as something other than regular employment, as not fitting the general framework of existing labour laws despite the fact that its origins go back to the "master-servant" relationship.” (ILO, 1).
Women were considered weaker than men, therefore they were not treated equally. Women at this time were made totally dependant on men, and they had very few rights in their lives. Some examples of their hardships include: they were not allowed to vote, married women had no property rights, they were unable to be fully educated, etc. When the movement began, there were a few women who stood apart from the rest. Elizabeth Cady Stanton is one example of these women.
Women could not vote, could not get the jobs or the education they wanted, and they could not earn respect from men. As Martha E. Kendall wrote,“not all women married for love” (24). When women got married, their husbands were basically in control of them,
In the early Middle Ages, women had no time enjoying real equality with men. There was always a double standard in many respects in their lives. For instance, women had a more restricted choice of occupation, and fewer opportunities for education and the acquisition of property than males in their society. (Mate 1999, p.2) They found it difficult in finding jobs, because most of them were dominated by males. In all social classes, women were considered as weaker than men physically.
Negative Effects Resulting from the Presentation of Women in the Media The subject of women’s bodies has been a topic of mass discussion for many years. With the advancement of technology, the distortion and manipulation of images has come to reach an all time high. For many clothing companies, especially retailers of intimates such as Victoria’s Secret, the emphasis of advertising focuses on the beauty and body of the depicted woman. There are various expectations of what a woman should look like and the debate over “the perfect body” has been an issue of controversy for many years. While there are various differences between cultures, the idea is generally the same; women’s bodies and beauty is where the focus is as it is worth more.
The Middle East has long struggled to show their women the rights and freedoms offered to most other women of the world. The struggle to gain equality amongst men has been unsuccessful as women today are still oppressed. They’re forced to cover the bodies and sometimes their faces, they can’t leave their homes without the company of a man, and they aren’t allowed to receive an education usually past middle school. These are just some of the things women are forced to deal with. Despite these restrictions seeming cruel and pointless, there are people who support this, including women.
According to the National Women 's History Museum, "After marriage, women did not have the right to own their own property, keep their own wages, or sign a contract"(1). For many years, countless limitations like these were put on the actions that women could take. I believe these roles were very unfair because even though they worked like men, they didn’t receive the same rights. Inevitably, women came to be tired of the way they were treated, and decided to take steps toward improvement. Some women who stand out, particularly because of the change they made, are included in the college along with everyday women.
Colonial Women in America In the colonial times, women did not have many rights but had a tremendous amount of duties. Colonial woman face continuous struggles; they stood behind their husbands’ during revolutionary times, a married women had limited abilities, limited rights and had very tough daily hardships. This can be confronted by the overpowerment a husband has to his wife. Without a husband 's consent: a women may not buy property, make a contract or be sued in court. Women started to take on a lot more traditional roles and worked housing the children and tending to farms.
These migrants are often without documents because they are unable to legally migrate within China. This leaves many unidentifiable women vulnerable to sex trafficking (Conoway, 2010). This show that women, in desperate situations jobless. The economic liberalization and the jobless that followed ultimately contributed to a large surge in sex trafficking as another source of income for unemployed men (Conoway ,2010). Poverty among people also make women in desperate to find the job to survive in daily life.
These women have been raised with a mind set that prevents them from embracing opportunities and stepping out into the world. It is often because they think they cannot break away from the culture of poverty that they are unable to. Children in female-headed houses or living with single mothers are twice as likely to live in relative poverty as children living in male-headed houses or with couples. This is due to one primary reason, the lack of opportunities has feminized poverty and isolated women further, these women are unable to provide their children with opportunities, hence trapping them in an inescapable culture of