Gender Roles In Susan Glaspell's Trifles

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Over the years, the thought of prejudice and gender role has changed somewhat drastically. Women and men view themselves in a different way, and have made themselves known on the topic. During the 1900s, men saw women as their own personal property, property used to clean, cook, and attend to men’s everyday needs. Even though that was the case women have moved up in the world since then. The story “Trifles” by Susan Glaspell demonstrates how women were treated in the 1900s; women have accomplished so much and are accomplishing women’s rights today; the women’s right movement demonstrates a change in woman’s roles, life, and future. Since the 1900s, women’s roles have changed tremendously. In “Trifles”, Mr. Hale states that “well, women are…show more content…
In “Trifles”, MRS. HALE says: “I might have known she needed help! I know how things can be—for women. I tell you, it 's queer, Mrs. Peters. We live close together and we live far apart. We all go through the same things—it 's all just a different kind of the same thing” (Glaspell, 138). In this case, it shows how women were more dedicated to pleasing their husband and doing their own thing instead of helping one another. With that being said, in “The Hidden Women’s Movement” the article expresses, “an important characteristic of the women 's movement is how the network of activists who connect to one another have changed over time, it started in the 60s as a very small dense network, and over time it has grown more diverse and more specialized” (Banaszak,1). This demonstrates how women have come together and tried to solve a problem in which they all took a part in. This is all because of the women’s right movement. It gave women a sense of purpose and freedom causing them to take a stand for what they believe…show more content…
Even though women took a stand for women’s rights in the past, the is still more to come in the near future. In the article “Women In Movement” the author expresses, “furthermore, the fact that women have developed alternative financial strategies, if the donor funding should for some reason stop is a good sign for the future” (Madsen, 1). This expresses how women have organized a group and raised money to help benefit something they believe in and care for. Then, in the article “The Hidden Women’s Movement”, it states, “In the past 30 years since the failure of the ERA, we see women 's movement mobilization resulting in several very important successes, including passage of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in 2009 and the approval of over-the-counter emergency contraception” (Banaszak,1). Therefore, women have been able to gain new grounds on things with the help of the women’s right movement. Even though the movement took place in the 1848-1920, it had a substantial impact on the future. Although that is true, it is still in effect today, and will still be in effect in the futures to
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