Before the women’s rights movement gained momentum, women were treated unfairly, so they united together to fight for their rights. During the nineteenth century, women lacked many basic, human rights and were often belittled by men because it was believed they could not be as superior as them. Women were discriminated in law, religion, education, politics, and professions (Finkelman 405). Unfortunately, there is a lengthy list of rights women didn’t obtain. Once the reform movement began, however, abolitionist women realized their rights could be compared to those of slaves, and a few bold women decided to do something about the inequality of men and women (Finkelman 405).
She only went to school for a few years because she had to take care of her family, so Mayella’s opportunity to learn the proper ways of a woman vanished. She never learned moral values like telling the truth, and was never treated with respect. When she was being called “ma’am” in court, she accused Atticus of making fun of her, but if she stayed in school she would have known that is how to properly address others. The flowers in Mayella’s garden symbolize how she needs beauty in her ugly life, and how caring is a positive thing, but sometimes no matter how hard you try hard, the things you care about will still die (like her relationship with Tom Robinson). Mayella grew up with an abusive father, so she never learns how actions can have consequences.
Women Deserve More Since the 1800’s women were always set to lower standards than men and this started to become realized as a problem during the Civil War. It was finally after when African Americans won their freedom and citizenships when women wanted to be treated equally as well. Finally, in 1920, the 19th amendment was ratified and women were given the right to vote. This was the beginning of the feminist movement. Feminism is the advocacy for women’s rights and their yearning to be equal to men.
While her children were learning to understand American culture, she was stuck in a small apartment alone, this time she didn 't even have her mother-in-law to keep her mind busy. She didn’t know the area or the language well enough so she couldn’t ask others for direction. She would have to wait until my grandfather was home or when one of her children weren’t too busy to take her
Women could not spend their money. They had no control over how they spent money. In the article “Women in ancient Athens”, the author says “A respectable woman’s main role in ancient Athens was to stay home, keep pretty, and bear children” to show that if women were expected to these things they surely couldn’t have been able to spend money or things like that. Women could not earn money. If a women was supposed to stay home and clean the house and knit, they wouldn’t have had been able
During this time women weren 't allowed to serve on the jury or even attend the trial for that matter. Even in the workplace women are discriminated against pay cuts especially during this time when their pay got even lower than half of what men make. While men still experienced pay cuts. Also the Narrator and main Character Scout experience discrimination from her Aunt Alexandra. A quote from the book says: 'Aunt Alexandra was fanatical on the subject of my attire.
Back in the 1950s, women would be a stay at home mom and take care of the house and kids. However, Beneatha does not want to fit this stereotype. She tells Ruth and Lena that "[she is] not even worried about who [she is] going to marry yet. If—[she] ever gets married" (Hansberry 75). Beneatha gets shamed for not wanting to marry before her schooling.
Throughout the novella, Curley's wife was consistently looking for Curley and she spent most of her time in the ranch house alone. The two were never together and the only time they were Curley was nasty to her, which drove Curley's wife to feel alone, “I don’t like Curley. He ain’t a nice fella.” (Curley's wife 89). In reality, the only reason she tried to talk to the ranch hands was because she wanted to have a conversation with one who would not be nasty to
Instances of forced labor like this also happened to the subject of “Hear Me Now.” The girl was involuntarily separated from her parents and her siblings and was forced to work in a labor field. In the poem, she referenced these events pleading “Mother please stay with me. Don 't go, please stay close to me” (Stagg, par. 5). Thirdly, in Everything I Never Told You, the Lee kids, and particularly Lydia, were not as popular as the other kids, they were not invited to go out on the weekends, they never to birthday parties, and they were not the recipients of after school phone calls to chat about the drama that happened at school that day.
Women who were not wed spent most of their time with friends. They had no household tasks instead they told others what to do. Same with the middle class, high class or elite class only had to be wedded and raised children. However, they had no intention with other works in the house (Pride and Prejudice,
HI, Miah you are right the Women 's Movement did change the view of women. However, there were different phases this movement. The 1700 's,1830’s,1837,1920’s and the 70’s are just a few eras where women fought to be treated as equals. The right to an education and freedom from slavery were all issues that impacted this movement. “Women had to create their own antislavery organizations because they were being excluded from many of the men’s organization” (pg.321 Social Inequality).
According to the National Women 's History Museum, "After marriage, women did not have the right to own their own property, keep their own wages, or sign a contract"(1). For many years, countless limitations like these were put on the actions that women could take. I believe these roles were very unfair because even though they worked like men, they didn’t receive the same rights. Inevitably, women came to be tired of the way they were treated, and decided to take steps toward improvement. Some women who stand out, particularly because of the change they made, are included in the college along with everyday women.
What Gender Roles May Come to Maycomb? In the 1930’s Deep South, discrimination of many types, including sexism, is integrated into daily life in the tiny, tight-knit Alabama town of Maycomb. One of many expectations and roles that women were thought to be fit for during this time period was that many women were not expected to have office jobs, rather, staying home and baking, cooking, and cleaning. Scout’s community, which influences her greatly, includes her explicitly feminine aunt, Alexandra, her peers, including her older brother Jem, and her father, Atticus, who are both males. As a young girl, the narrator Scout Finch is beginning to realize that there are strict expectations for her because of her gender and limitations to what she