Even though women were paid in low wages and given in least skilled jobs, they still wanted to go to factories to work. On the other hand, working in the factories helped women to establish their new image, they proved to all the men that they could do what men did and they could be independent. As a result, the number of working women increased by 25 percent (The Roaring Twenties, page 2). Because women in the twenties thought openly, many single and married women wanted to earn higher-paying jobs (Women’s Role in the 1920s). Since women could work by themselves, they seldom went back home.
Education is the key factor for women’s empowerment, prosperity, development and welfare. Discrimination of women from womb to tomb is age old phenomena in most of the societies. There is continued inequality and vulnerability of women in all sectors and women oppressed in all spheres of life. They need to be empowered in all walks of life. In order to fight against the socially constructed gender biases, women have to fight against the system that requires more strength.
Due to these changes women were able to obtain education, which still continues today, as I am personally able to attend a university in order to obtain a degree allowing me to enter different fields at the same level as men within the society. All of these changes served to highly important as they brought about changes within the social status of women, as they are able to contribute towards political and social affairs allowing them to obtain a certain level of equality, which is highly evident in today’s society as I have equal rights shared by everyone under the
Women could do much more than staying at home and caring for their children. Today, women are given a plethora of job opportunities to choose from, able to participate in almost anything, and are able to be independent. They are highly respected and are just as powerful as men in today’s
Aladeselu said ¨We empower women when we give them sense of self worth, treat them as equal humans as men, not as property that can be inherited, disposed off at will, not as a slave” (Women contribute a lot to to the society if empowered). 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
With political and economic dominance came control in cultural and artistic areas as well. Men and women still don’t have equality everywhere in the world today, but thanks to the strong and independent women centuries ago, I have this. I am fortunate enough, to have an education, a bright working future ahead of me, and the right to vote and speak for myself. Us, women, have accomplished so many incredible things. With our experience and knowledge we have today, we can achieve much greater things and help attain balance and equality everywhere in the world like we have done in the past.
Their education consisted on learning practical skills such as sewing, cooking, and using the new domestic inventions of the era; unfortunately, this “formal training offered women little advantage in the struggle for stable work at a liveable wage” (1). Their role in society was believed to be that of wife and mother but our mind was changing. Women started to fight for some rights such as the access to the labour force during World War I, the improvement in education allowing women to attend university, and the equality within the marriage, in order to avoid subordination of women. Probably their greatest achievement was the access to the electoral process in the United States of America. Earning the right to vote meant a recognition of women power and intelligence, as well as their ability to participate in politics.
This study will benefit micro financing institutions through the recommendations of women on how to improve the further products and services they offered. To the future researcher. The findings on this study may serve as a springboard for further research regarding on the topic microfinance and its role in women empowerment. The unexplored information will further strengthen the conviction on the need for this study. To the Government.