Women did anything and everything in their power to contribute to their causes. During the time of the civil war women were banned from fighting. Being a soldier was seen as a man’s job and not a role for a lady to do. In general women’s role at this time was to take care of the children, clean the house and cook for the family. Most women didn’t have jobs unless they were a school teacher or as domestic servant, but once they got married they were expected to no longer work.
Due to their inability to pass the physical readiness test, women fighting in combat is more dangerous compared to men fighting in combat. Women fighting in combat is controversial because many people believe women are not fit for combat. I maintain women should not fight in combat because the safest way for females in particular to serve their country is by working in other fields in the military. However, the strongest counter-argument is equal
The gender role in military as women categorized and stereotyped by men has never been easy. Military does not require muscular or gender power for leadership in combat or command positions. Some men believe that women in command will weaken the military tradition or military in context. The gender role of “women” and “soldiers” proved to many that is uncontested in World War I and II when women served as auxiliaries. Women have a long history of service in the military.
Before the Women 's Rights reforms, American women were discriminated in society, home life, education, and the workforce. As a result of the Women 's Rights Movement, women gained the right to vote, access to higher education and opportunities to enter the workforce, overall changing the femmine life for the better. Women in the 1800s were stripped of their voice, not only were they unable to vote, they were often kept from speaking openly in public. Their lack of rights left them dependent on men (Bonnie and Ruthsdotter). The American Women were voiceless, they had no say in society, however the reform movement would change that.
Sierra Leone’s civil war, which lasted from 1991-2002, both intensified and brought to light the many challenges that women face. Throughout the war, women endured both physical and mental abuse and were often treated as subordinate to men. Since the end of Sierra Leone’s civil war, there have been many efforts to improve women’s rights. Although progress has been made in areas such as education, economic equality, and healthcare, there is still a disparity in gender equality. During the war, violence against women and children was the cornerstone of the Rebel United Force’s (RUF) plots.
Having women included in the military draft would allow them to be viewed differently in the eyes of men. Kelly Antoine in her article, “9 Reasons Why Women Should Have To Register For The Draft” she states, “These women are bringing louder, more confident female voices to the table, working to change policies and challenging the long-standing culture of the services,” Antoine may be stating this about women already in the armed forces, but this can still apply to women being included in the draft. Incorporating women in the draft would allow the opportunity for new ideas and progression to be apart of the military during the nation’s crisis. Some people are opposed to women being including in the draft because they will not be able to keep up with the men. In an article written by Jude Eden, throughout her entire piece she makes the argument that women would simply not be able to meet the same level of excellence as men because they are unable to meet the same physical requirements.
Married women and single women wanted to work together but people did not let them. Women in the 1930s were expected to do housework and could not find jobs easily outside of the home, but women organized into volunteers groups devoted to improving the living and working conditions of other women. Women were having
Many heroes have a female as a war prize in the Iliad. The women are important in this aspect because they incentivize the fighting for the heroes. Also, if a hero does not have a war prize, he can fight for one on the battlefield. Briseis is an example of a war prize given to a hero. Achilles was awarded her and she resides with him at the beginning of the epic.
Women in the upper class were not expected to work, because it was not proper behavior for them, and thus they did not need to be taught subjects in school about that. Very few women had jobs and if they did it was because they were not married, which was not popular in society at that time. These women went against the expectation to get married young, run a home and care for their families. The focus on gentility during this time is large proponent of why there were few advertisements for female academies and why only a select set of courses were taught at the female academies. Had women had the equal opportunity to learn all of the same subjects as men during this time, they could have made a contribution to society and held jobs in their
People deny there is gender inequality because in the past, women were not allowed to pursue certain careers, the wage gap was much larger, and they could not attend university, and so on. Since women in the Western world are now allow to do all of these things, they believe that gender inequality cease to exist. People also compare Western gender to gender in other parts of the world where women are still not allowed to drive, they have to wear certain clothing items, they cannot do things without permission from a man, or they do not have a good education. Gender inequality clearly exists in those countries, but that does not mean that it does not also exist in Western countries. Even though the Western world accepts all of these issues that are not accepted in other parts of the world, there are still inequalities since there are less women than men in the government and in large companies and there is a wage