Differences between gender behavior and roles have existed for centuries. Women in the United States during the 1800s to early 1900s were looked upon as housewives and caretakers, and usually stayed at home while men worked and made money. However, as time has progressed, the fight for women’s equality has constantly been changing our society’s gender roles. The path to social reconstruction and the struggle to achieve it has shown a positive result of activists’ attempts to mend the social gap. By looking at past events, both successes and failures, understanding and recognizing the path to equality will bring light upon the issues that have taken place in the United States.
During the first Five-Year Plan Stalin made the Soviet Union go through a drastic change to modernise and industrialise, attempting to transform society and the economy into a successful and progressive state. With the many challenge that were met, women in the USSR became a vital part in society in order to achieve the targets of the plan. In theory the Bolsheviks believed in equality for women yet in practice emancipation had not yet succeeded. This paper will discuss the state's attitude towards women's position in the Five-Year Plan and will argue that the state had an ambiguous attitude towards women. It started of as indifferent but due to economic challenges in the early 1930s attitude's changed.
World War 1 impacted Australian society greatly. This event did change society forever. Women were seen differently as their role in society changed. It brought along the idea of conscription and propaganda to influence the civilian population. Women had to adapt to new lifestyles during World War 1 as the death toll of Australian troops just kept decreasing.
Following the Market Revolution the ideals of American Womanhood were reinterpreted due to many social reforms, abolitions movements, and the fight for political equality. Many social reforms took place between the American Revolution and the Civil War. The Market Revolution led to many of the social changes for women at this time. Both men and mostly single women began to find work outside of their family farms. Young girls would often find work at Lowell factories.
The American Revolution fundamentally changed American society politically, socially, and economically in 1775-1800, like women 's rights changing, Americans making peace with the Indians, religious freedom, and the government controlling the people. The first change in American society was rights for the women in America. During the American Revolution the women were at home working and keeping the farm running while the men were fighting in the war (Doc. A). The women worked hard to keep the women´s home and the farm stable and by doing these things it encourage the women to fight for more freedoms.
The question of a woman’s role in society is one that has grown increasingly prominent in the modern world. It is difficult to pinpoint exactly when this question began to arise – one could say during the second Great Awakening, when women became increasingly more involved in religion, or at the women’s rights convention in 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York (Bailey, 208). For several centuries as a result of ignorance and misunderstanding, women were seen as inferior to men. They were expected to marry, obey their husbands without hesitation, and to live a quiet life in the confines of their home, rearing children and supporting their husbands. However, during the nineteenth century, the movement for women’s rights began to spread across
They were doing the same jobs and they wanted equal pay and equal rights. However, some women had a different point of view. For some women when their husbands went off to work the felt like they needed to marry someone with a lot of money just like Daisy in The Great Gatsby. World War one had a huge effect on women and around the world. It changed their lives
Social attitude towards women is what fuels and hinders their success in a society. The social attitudes changed dramatically from the 1920 's to the 1930 's. The 1920 's was a period where women were starting to approach the idea of female freedom and female identity. In order for them to achieve some female freedom and female identity social attitudes needed to change. During this period women started taking on professions other than just homemakers and housewives.
Betty Friedan’s, The Feminine Mystique, which originally started out as a survey for college students, was the outcome of Friedan’s curiosity of her fellow female peers attending university. The novel covers the topic of the average American housewife who feels unsatisfied in regards to the life she is living and the pressures society has placed upon her. The Feminine Mystique has made an impact in American society since the 1960’s due to its phenomenal breakthrough on the subject of female gender roles. Betty Friedan’s novel, The Feminine Mystique, brought about many changes within the society of 1960’s America; changing the perspectives of those that would pay no mind towards the topic prior to the novel’s release. Following the release of book, many women began taking notice of the injustices they had experienced in their lives as a housewife.
Women's rights 1920s Raising their voices to vote, receiving a higher education, and suffrage, they were all fought for by women during the 1920s. Throughout this time period women unified together and created a movement that was controversial towards the public, especially towards men because it was believed that women were men's property. Therefor women were seen as housewife, staying at home and serving in the household. Due to the rise of women raising their voices it made it a traumatic controversial towards men. At this time in the, men were shocked at that fact that women fought for their rights and a chance to use their voices more.
This topic is very important because there was a big change in women’s rights and responsibilities during World War 2. Women’s responsibilities increased especially at work and war. Women, even today are discriminated because of their gender, so there is still no equality between both genders which should stop. Many women worked in the work force. According to an article, “For the first time, women
Women have always worked at home, minding the children and cooking for their husband while finding time to make clothes for their family. In the nineteenth century, women got the chance to do things they did at home for money. Women got to spread their wings a little and teach or sew clothes or write for money. They did have trouble getting the right to do so. With the women suffrage movement and the United States needing to do things instead of slaves, women got their independence.