Baby, don’t nothing happen for you in this world ’less you pay somebody off!” (Act 1, Scene 1). Through the quote, it suggests that women should be ignorant about the world, and calling “baby” instead of her name shows the inferiority of the women to men. In addition, Walter is expected to be the head of the family; Mama says, “It ain’t much, but it’s all I got in the world and I’m putting it in your hands. I’m telling you to be the head of this family from now on like you supposed to be” (Act 2, Scene 2). Although Walter does not deserve the power, the manhood of Walter Lee enables him to “control” the family.
Gender role refers to those behaviors and attitudes that are considered to belong to one sex. Gender role is based on femininity and masculinity that differentiate women and men by giving men some roles and women which results to gender inequality. There some work in society that is regarded to belong to women such as cooking, taking care of children and other less important roles while men are given roles that makes them superior than women. Most of the gender roles associated with women makes them inferior and creates a room to be oppressed. Gender roles are constructed by society and attributed to women or men.
Without the physical act of retaliation, there would be nothing to discuss. When discussing feminism, the theme that both The Awakening and A Doll’s House bring up, it can be argued that the women’s acts of rebellion were more harmful to their families than helpful. One factor unmentioned in the discussion of Edna and Nora’s rebellions are the families that both women left behind. Both Nora and Edna ultimately abandoned their children in an attempt to find a greater sense of self. Thus, Nora and Edna betray their obligation and duties as mothers.
In the article, there is a section talks about how women within the community become infuriated with the phrase broken family structure. The women in this community are more concerned with keeping themselves and their children alive, than they are with their marriage. These women would rather spend time with their children than being in a relationship with a man that knows he is a failure and brings negative energy to the family. One of the priests that Kozol spoke to told him that, of course the family structure would break in a place like the south Bronx, where everything breaks from pipes to hearts, so it only makes sense that the family would break too. Moral conservatives would never want to add family’s to this community for the chance of it being
They wanted equal right because it wasn’t fair that black Americans got to vote before women. In document F it states, "Married women had to give up their wages to their husbands and were unable to execute contracts or buy property. Women were paid less than their male coworkers. As they could not vote, they were taxed without representation" (National Park Service). The third part of the movements is the location of the movements.
The women are treated as if their welfare is unimportant because women are thought of as a mere decoration to the society and are considered useless enough to not pay any attention to. Another evidence, according to Hosseini (2007), “ “...You are not able to think like we can. Western doctors and their science have proven this, This is why we require only one male witness but two female ones” ” (p.390). This proves how
The social aspect of the abolition movement led to the visible democratic changes in society and politics. The Wilmot Proviso, which was proposed and written in 1846, provided an example of an opposing view in this controversial topic. The demand for abolition in America opened the doors for women to fight for their rights, too.
The right that women have today is not what it was in the Progressive Era. Women did not have the right to wear what they want, to do what they want, and to choose what they are going to be in the future. Their future was chosen by the society and that was to become a housewife. In this era while women were told how to behave, men were free to become whatever they wanted to be and to do what they wanted. Eventually, this inequality lead to various revolution that was related to women’s right, one of the activists that lead these revolutions was Charlotte Perkins Gilman.
Proponents of this role for women, such as Reverend Thomas Bernard, dismissed public roles for women, like voting. Alternatively, he argued, women should only focus on raising their sons in the republican philosophy. Overall, republicanism had little effect on women’s rights, with some opposing the idea that its philosophy of equality extended to women, and those who didn’t had little success promoting equality for women. Conversely, intellectual movements of the early 19th century greatly increased the push for women’s rights. The Industrial Revolution, for example, caused women to begin to work in mills, causing a greater feeling of independence among women as they slowly but surely entered the working world.
Nora’s transformation comes when she discovers the role in doll house imposed on her by the society and her husband and she is desperate to free herself in order to discover her identity. Arguments for The play is considered by as a feminist work as it illustrates the erroneous treatment of women. Ibsen believes that women had a right to
“women should be discouraged from working for wages, as the resultant labor market competition could lower wages for male heads of household; and women needed to abstain from workplaces to uphold their duties as “mothers of the race,” and to provide for other unpaid services in the home.” Novak, Mikayla. "Gender Hierarchy during the Progressive Era: Thoughts and Practices." Libertarianism. N.p., 11 Feb. 2015. Web.
The arguments that women’s place is only at home and that men have the sole job of running government and society has been proven wrong by women in contemporary society. One of the main arguments of the anti-suffrage movement was that the women’s place was at home. Without women at the house, society would crumble without anyone raising their children. One anti suffrage document stated “Man’s political service to the state is counterbalanced by woman’s service in the home. If there were no families and no homes, there would be no State.”(2).
Also, in the 1800’s men thought of women as a personal servant and the quote above identifies that perfectly. Additionally, the women in that time frame had no choice on who they married. Even if, the woman hated the man they had no say in whether to marry them or not. In feminist writers Kate Chopin and Charlotte Perkins Stetson short stories “The Story of an Hour” and
The artwork is to demonstrate the gender role of the artist. Back in the 1900s, patriarchal is the societal value. However, there are many activities women can’t do or involve because of the gender difference and gender stereotype, the old society thought female are weak, they should stay at home weaving, cooking and taking care their children. Consequently, some of the women developed some sort of desire to become a male base of their childhood experiences and society structure or even family pressure. Sometimes, people think that being a part of the LBGTQ is a shameful thing but Stewart is not afraid.
In The Making of the West it states, “Its leadership argued that despite men’s promises to protect women in exchange for their inequality, the system of male chivalry had led to exploitation and abuse” (Hunt, 780). The men that were in charge were doing nothing to help the women. The women in the working class were especially bothered by not having suffrage and not having equal rights. Helena Swanwick, a German journalist, wrote The War in Its Effect Upon Women. In her book, she advocated equality in suffrage, social, economic, and political status for women (Sourcebook, 408).