For lower-class women, they could be “servants,” “domestic help,” or “factory workers” (Women in Literature: Employment). Women belonging to the middle- and upper-class could “help, in some cases, with a family business,” but were commonly restricted to “work in the home” (Women in Literature: Employment). If a woman had completed all her housework, she was allowed to spend it by being educated or studying. Although studying was allowed, any passionate study was seen as “harmful to the family,” unless the study was about a social or religious issue (Women in Literature: Employment). During the late 19th century, it was not accepted for a woman to become well educated.
The British Empire profited from slavery in the eighteenth century, but fought to abolish slavery in the nineteenth century. For many people, the British Empire meant loss of lands, discrimination and prejudice. Such a big empire had lots of everlasting impacts; a lot of them positive. The British Empire took science and technology across many parts of the world. They built railways, bridges and canals that helped improve communications in other territories.
The last one is domesticity. Domesticity was the most prized characteristic of an ideal woman. Mrs. S. E. Farley said, "the true dignity and beauty of the female character seem to consist in a right understanding and faithful and cheerful performance of social and family duties." Catherine Becher was one of the women that followed the Cult of True Womanhood. She helped spread the cult of true womanhood to people in her town.
Women have more freedom in America than in Annawadi, but this right had to be fought for and still to this day there are still some inequalities in the workplace because of people with a fixed mindset that a woman's job is to stay at home and do all the cleaning. These kinds of stereotypes have made women fight against the prejudices by joining the military, acquiring government positions, and even becoming chief executive officers of a company. These rights were not handed to them as they had to fight for them, but both kinds of women share the similarity of being considered second class citizens instead of first class citizens. The women in America do not need to fight for scraps of food or work harsh labors to survive as they just have to worry about studying to have a better
The north and the south had always had disagreements but they became more serious as manifest destiny settled in. In document 9 it says “Prior to manifest destiny and the expansion west the politics and economics concerned only the Northern and Southern states. The North had industrialized and in the process changing the way things were made from hand and home-made to machine and factory made. The South was agrarian and a large grower of cotton. With the invention of the cotton gin in 1793 and invention of textile machinery, it created a need for a greater labor force increasing the slave trade in the south.
In the Puritan times, women were required to stay at home and tend to the children. Today, women are not required to be caretakers for children because women are allowed to have jobs. Consequently, women in today’s society have earned the same rights that men are granted, in turn, creating a large difference from the Puritan
I think that “The Birthplace of Women’s Rights” expresses how Stanton contributed to the women’s rights movement. I think that “A Powerful Partnership” tells us how they worked together to protect women’s rights. It also shows how she managed to complete the task of getting women’s rights. “The Birthplace of Women’s Rights” talked about her getting into women’s rights and the time she put into it. She helped women get rights so the 19th amendment was made, it granted women the right to vote.
The Industrial Revolution in England brought about a major change to women’s roles in society. New job opportunities for women arose as the need for low-cost workers increased, and women could seek employment outside of their homes. There was a drastic change to the societal expectations of women before, during and at the end of the Industrial Revolution, with women being introduced to the workforce and eventually gaining more freedom as individuals. Before the Industrial Revolution, women were expected to remain at home and care for their children. They had little legal rights and were economically and socially dependent on their husbands.
Women from races all over came together to support this movement. Women can be comfortable taking on jobs that weren’t technically made for them. They have the right to do whatever they please without having a husband or having kids. Even though society sees women for doing these things as a social norm, its acceptable not to go by. Independence is now a key factor and most men love women who can fend for themselves.
New Imperialism describes a practice set in motion by the major western powers during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The “New Imperialism” surge that took place in the 1870’s and on through 1905 had come about suddenly due to various factors including many economic, political, and social forces. The European powers, the United States, and the Empire of Japan had somewhat similar circumstances taking place in their own countries, therefore they all had similar reasons to take part in the practice. One major reason for the surge in new imperialism was the economy. This time period was not long after a agricultural revolution, and soon after an industrial revolution.
Women are loved—idolized—honored—kept in the home to care for the children.” Gilman shows that women are capable of more than that and can exceed the capabilities of means that they can function without them. It also raises the question in every woman reading her novel, that they deserve their rights because they are better than men and can live without them. The functioning society of Herland and the individual’s citizen’s superiority define feminism that women are better than men and ought to have rights just like
The American economy was greatly influenced by advancement in the 1800’s, which caused many changes in society and regional identities. Some of these advancements were in the areas of technology, agriculture and commerce. In this period we saw inventions such as the sewing machine, the waltham-lowell factory system, and railroads sweep the nation, and drastically alter the United States economy. The first advancement that impacted the nation was the sewing machine. The person who was first credited for creating the sewing machine was an american, Waler Hunt.