Anthony other women’s rights pioneers, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton which caused the Congress to exceed and amendment issued by the Constitution to liberate and enfranchise women(Schneider 6). Many women groups were not being listened too which made them push even harder to get the right to vote(Frost-Knappman 17). Because of this great influence the women presented at that time, it became a mass movement(Schneider 7). Two organizations were critical help for the women, with the NAWSA, National American Woman Suffrage Association which managed campaigns to release women. Also this organization worked diligently with President Wilson to transcend a Constitutional Amendment of woman suffrage.
In this written text, the emphasis will be on Margaret Atwood’s novel, The Handmaid’s Tale and as well as the way Atwood portrays women and how it can be argued to show the oppression of women. The main purpose is to analyze the way women are treated throughout this book and depict why they are represented this way in the society in Gilead. Then, comparatively, observe the men’s domination over women and how they govern this society. In The Handmaid’s Tale, women are stripped of their rights, suffer many inequalities and are objectified, controlled by men and only valued for their reproductive qualities. The Gilead society is divided in multiple social group.
According to Ware: “Women who sought relief or paid employment risked public scorn or worse for supposedly taking jobs and money away from more deserving men.” Ware goes on to show why this idea was flawed. To begin with, many women were the sole source of financial support for themselves or their families. Furthermore, the jobs that women mainly got were in what we now consider traditionally women work, such as nurses, or sectaries. This influx of women in the workplace managed to both upset and reinforce the status quo. While women flooded the workforce and in many cases became the main breadwinner of the family, the jobs that they had were in traditionally female areas, and thereby helped reinforce what was viewed as feminine jobs and what was viewed as masculine jobs.
In the renaissance period, the status and the presentation of women was oppressive and restrictive. Women were allowed to enjoy very few economic and political rights and acted submissively in front of their fathers and husbands. They were forced to remain in the domestic part of their society. Their roles as daughters, mothers and wives were considered significant in the renaissance age. Their reproductive capabilities was extremely important for inheritances and for maintaining the family line.
Secondly, discrimination against women was also a huge problem in the 1930s. Women were considered the weaker sex and were left to do things like housework and taking care of children instead of working out in the fields. In the novella, Of Mice and Men, Curley’s wife is told she should just stay in the house where she belongs. Women should have as equal opportunities as men to get a job and be given the same pay. Women were forced to take jobs that hadn’t been taken by men such as schoolteachers.
Women stayed home and took care of the children, cooked and cleaned while men were away working and “getting things done”. Women are highly underappreciated when the subject of history appears. Many do not like admitting that women have as much to do with the development of America as men do but it is apparent in several instances of history that America would not be what it is today without women. Several women throughout history have helped develop American society as a whole and they should be recognized. For example Sojourner Truth had a huge impact on early America serving as a double threat, fighting for Women
Oregon-Doc. 7). The only job that women needed was motherhood because they were labeled as the idol to their children.According to this women had little independence and were diversified form men.Proper to the stereotype of women, in 1908 the Supreme Court accepted the political constitution of law to protecting women labor and the discrimination of both gender.Women were bias to the stereotype of gender roles and their rights and independence.They were given responsibilities of being mothers and weren’t offered new opportunities.The role that they were given consisted of cooking,cleaning and taking care of their family.In the late 1800s women began to work outside of their homes and started working in factories,farms and etc.Women then began to work male profession jobs The sentiment of this was that men thought that they were better than women and the Supreme Court affirmed that they would limit the working hours for women to protect their health because of public interest for the future of the generation to
In older societies, many women felt trapped in their place in society and marriage, so who was a voice for them? Kate Chopin was one of the many influential voices for women in her time about women. Chopin wrote many stories that were influenced by experiences she has had in her life. Kate Chopin rebelled against the social roles of women and wrote many stories such as “The Storm” and “The Story of an Hour” that she used to express her own feminist views. First of all, Kate Chopin rebelled against the social roles of women.
For centuries, women have been exploited by the society. Events of women being prohibited from doing things like voting or working and being forced to behave the way it is considered to be socially acceptable have been jotted down in history. Until today women are still viewed as the weaker sex. In some countries, women are regarded less than human and are treated like slaves. Khaled Hosseini goes into the oppression of women in his novel A Thousand Splendid Suns.
The women’s suffrage movement began with unhappy women looking to protest and fight for what they believed in and ended with them succeeding. In the 19th and into the 20th-century women had specific duties. Wives were to clean the house, cook eat meal, and take care of the children. Few women were well-educated with their own property; unmarried of course. They wanted more opportunity and excitement.