A male centred society and the patriarchy were once again being accepted as the norm and perpetuated. Women’s opportunities were severely limited, and her narrative was prescribed to her. Gloria Steinem was born the granddaughter of a committee member of the National Woman Suffrage Association, so activism and women’s rights had been tackled in her family far before she was born. Steinem’s parents split up early on in her life, resulting in her mother’s financial instability. Steinem later accredited her mother’s inability to keep a job to the hostile attitudes towards women in the workspace.
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The Bell Jar explores how American food culture limited the opportunities available to women. Women at that time were expected to have sufficient skills in the art of domestication to satisfy the needs of their husbands. Thus, further illustrated by the notion that if a woman did not know how to cook, society would have frowned upon them. Esther Greenwood seems to be ashamed by her inability to carry out such domestic duties, feeling “dreadfully inadequate” (Plath 72). However, she also attributes her freedom to the belief of not needing to conform to such duties, as she “hated the idea of serving men in any way” (Plath 72).
Naden khaled Ms. Amanda 11C 22/2/2017 Women’s Education and Jobs in The Antebellum Era Although women in the antebellum era were far from seen as equal american citizens, many changes happened that affected the way that the community looks at women. From nothing to schools that helped them learn and help them get a bigger opportunity. Despite how great women are now, long ago they didn’t have the right to work or even to go to schools. Women were expected to sit at home take care of the kids and maybe take care of a farm if she had one. Before the civil war women had somewhat of an education.
Society disapproved of women working outside of their homes. People believed that women were not smart or strong enough to maintain a proper job. Magazines, including Esquire and Life Magazine, highlighted women in the workplace and wrote about how working outside of the house would “jeopardize their children’s mental and emotional health”. Women only had one goal in life which was to fulfill the role of being a good housewife. The housewife stereotype took control of suburbia and created a predetermined role for women.
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Unfaithfulness, lack of commitment, advancements in technology, and the changing role of women in the society has been made the rates of divorce to shoot in modern society. The first cause of divorce in modern society is women independence. First of all, people used to get married and honor the vows (Burrell 225). In the ancient times, women played an important role in keeping the marriage. These women did not work to sustain the families but rather stayed at home to take care of them.