For the span of all human history woman hasn’t had choice, even her wedding vows were to honor and obey her husband. She was only defined as a good woman had she been properly obedient in servitude to her husband and before marriage to her father. Women only wore dresses, didn’t work for a living, nor had any responsibility other than to provide sons for her husband. With the rise of democratic leaning men choice has been incrementally given to women. The choice to rise up and fight back against a society determined to keep women submissive and taciturn hasn’t been available to women of the past.
According to Mary Bird’s essay “Women had no rights, and were legally bound to do whatever their husbands decided was best”. This proves that Edna’s dependency on her husband was not by choice rather by society. As one can see Edna never had total independence because of those societal
When Juliet refused to marry Paris her father became furious at her, she could not take a stand for herself, and even her mother did not stand for her. This shows us that women had no power against men during the Renaissance era, they were expected to obey all the decisions men took for
The girl in weed was never given and official name and neither was Curley’s Wife. This shows the insignificance of the girl’s character, despite both of them having semi-important roles in the book. Also, the male’s perspective is shown in the way all of
But a prominent queen, filling her whole duties and taking care of all people who live in the kingdom. In addition, That story might be received as unrealistic one, so it has no meaning in today's world, it does not appeal to the others. It is believed that nobody consents to such treatment and neither of
Whatever in the family, in education or in the working place, women always could not consider the same as men, and most of these thinking past down to the modern society. According to Reilly, Kevin, “If the wife of a seignior has been caught while lying with another man, they shall bind them and throw them into the water.” However, according to Peggy Mclntosh’s article, even if a man slept with many women, he will not be thinking of “slut.” These two sentences show that how the society treat male and female differently. Even the woman did the same thing as man they will have totally different result. It showed that women had a very low social position, they even can’t have right to say anything. But, men can do the same without any explanation or they even did not need to
“Why, curley’s new wife.””(steinbeck 51) The men's view of curley’s wife in this novel, is made out to be as if she was invisible. She doesn't have a name that everyone refers to her by, she is just made out to be a possession of Curley. Curley’s wife is not considered equal to a man, to be called by her own
Besides, they have limited rights or they don’t have any right to speak, work even get married to someone. It can be said that they were seen as goods ruled by men. In her work “ A history of women in the west – Renaissance and Enlightenment Paradoxes”, Crampe Casnabets claimed that men and women were not equal at this time even though each account for half of the human race population. She said this “is in fact ambiguous because, oddly enough, it was not reciprocal: men were never said to constitute the other half of the species. A subtle sophism was at work: women were a “half” without an “other half.” The female half existed only in relation to the male half, which was its ground and defining reference”( Casnabets, 317-318).
All around the world, women were not even allowed to vote because men thought that they did not know anything about politics and were not able to make such complicated decisions. Women in the past were not allowed to vote, to speak, work or do anything that men were doing. This kind of life
Thus women suffer at the hands of a patriarchal society where they have virtually no rights. Women are underappreciated around the world, underrepresented at most levels of government, and are unable to actively participate in decision making that affects society. Even in developed countries, where sexual discrimination is at its lowest level, women are unaware of the laws that protect them, and thus suffer from the forms of discrimination that persist in developed countries (Aalberts, 1993). International law dictates that men and women are equal and are to be treated in the same manor. In addition, there are economic benefits to be to be found when true equality is granted to all of humanity also half of the world 's population would experience less health issues emanating from sexual discrimination.