The Geek society had may guidelines concerning the way men and women were treated and the roles they played within society. “The concept of gender was an integral aspect of this social hierarchy; power was not evenly distributed and only men were allowed to participate in prestige activities such as politics, law, or the military” (“The Ure Museum”). The values of gender roles within the Greek society are expressed in the play Medea by Euripides. Though Euripides tried to show the disparities of how women are treated compared to men, he still uses some of the same stereotypes exhibited within Greek society. Some issues that will be discussed are the way the women are portrayed in Greek society.
With the ways of hunting and gathering changing, many humans during the Neolithic time period (8000-5000 B.C. ), were trying to decide which way of life they should choose, there were many qualities that were lacking in the eyes of a nomadic man but the ways of a sedentary lifestyle were just beginning to come together. There are many theories on why humans adopted the sedentary lifestyle, whether it was a massive climate change that shifted the populations to one area, or due to the fact that the humans were chasing the animal herds that required them to come together as colonies. One of the first discoveries that led to a sedentary lifestyle was the Natufians, they figured out the ways of grain and how much it could flourish their communities,
But women are suppressed by the men from the ancient time in many countries and they have very limited rights to live in that world which is made by them. Because physical body of man is more powerful compare to the women. There are many movements started for the women’s rights and they are much successful but at the international level it is necessary to protect the women’s rights in all countries of the world. Because there are many countries which are not given rights to the women if given then it is very limited for the free life. That’s why at the international level there are many treaties, instruments, conventions and accord made for the protection of the women’s
Woman suffrage was a rough time for woman. They proved in many ways, to men and the government, that they were capable of having the responsibility to vote. Except, no one seemed to care and thought that they were not ready. Allowing women to vote is a right because otherwise it would be considered oppression, women are just as capable as men to vote, and they will help improve the government. First of all, if women were not granted the right to vote, it would be considered oppression.
But there are multiple other reasons such as Harassment women could get from other male soldiers, separate living quarters because the military would have to pay for women to sleep in separate places over seas, there physical and mental status is also a controversy. Men in a combat zone could be very dangerous to women especially seeing how they would be the only women there and the military doesn’t want to risk sexual harassment. Living quarters is a good one for the Navy because ships weren’t made for separate living guarters and it would cost to much money to make it happen. Let alone there would need to be separate
Women’s suffrage, a harsh topic of the time that many people leaned to the opposite side of Max Eastman. Eastman was a man who didn’t want people to only believe in why women should have rights, he wanted them to understand deeply and like them. At the time, men and women saw the pros and cons of women’s suffrage, but numerous would stick to the cons. Eastman realized that every person on this earth has different ways to go about solving problems; Max Eastman once stated “all persons should be made free in the pursuit of their own tastes or likings.” He defends women, as he can see that in the future, women will make a change in the labor, social and political world. Eastman wishes that the people who are against women having certain rights,
Throughout both plays and many others within, the general faultiness yet calculated cruelty of women are noted often by both male and female characters many times, including Phaedra and Medea. Since women only had the ability to be respected for few things, for example, the ability to bear children and keep a husband, it follows that stepping out of line could have severe consequences for them and their status. The imbalance of power in Greek and Roman society has created an outlet of seemingly disproportionate revenge committed by women, in response to their oppression. It is not truly disproportionate if one considers that a woman who had never been able to fight back or speak up in her life will one day respond with a collective blow to the patriarchy when it is vital for
They way women have been treated has been an issue for many years. Gender has a big impact in our life. If you are a female, you are not allowed to be out with your friends late at night. It is the opposite with males because most parents will be fine with it. Inequality of men and women occur everywhere such as the workplace, school, and other social environments.
Often the voices from third world countries are taken seriously only if they reflect the norms of the Western world because of dominant cultural values that are overtaken in media and around the world. There are many types of feminist around the world depending on the situations between the first class and third class feminism. In the beginning of feminism, the barrier was created intentionally due to racism of early time but later as the American become a melting pot, the division stayed but it became overlooked. Many people are still ignorant because they haven’t gone through the same struggles or doesn’t realize that Asian, Hispanic, black, and lesbian feminist are still facing discrimination. If the issue of discrimination is brought into the light and people are educated on the issue, then white feminist can take time to realize how others are suffering daily because of the color of their skin and they can attempt to at least support their fellow
In the past, it was illegal for Arab women to study media because it was a male-dominated industry and women had no saying on social issues. Women in the media contribute so much to the society because they also seek change and improvement on law governing women issues. In the past, Arab women faced mockery as well as not taken seriously but they had to put more effort for their voices to be