How Did Women Get Married In The 1920's

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In factories, they hired young, single immigrant women who shared similarities of age, race, religion, and language. The building block for shop floor culture was the growth of modern factories and the electric sewing machine. They ended up putting all these women in boarding houses to keep them in line. However, with all these women living together and realizing their shared bonds they would become closer than ever. They would talk and realize they all have the same problems and common experiences and they started to bond over that. Soon enough they became so loyal to one another and they were basically their family now since they barely got to see their real family. This was the perfect condition to come together and fight for their right …show more content…

Two women would did not want to get married and knew they could not support themselves financially would come to an agreement with another woman. They would connect themselves and become their own household, this was called a Boston marriage (Lecture Notes 2/1). This helped women to remain independent and not have to be tied down. These women were free to do whatever they want and not have to think about their husbands. Some misconceptions about Boston marriages is that it was sexual, however it was mostly just mutual respect of each other. It was especially good for women who have just graduated college. A good majority of the women did not know what to do with their degree, so they went and got married. There were women who didn’t want to do that and that’s when a Boston marriage was useful. Another reason that a Boston marriage was useful was because of how uneven the sex ratio was at the time. After the Civil War the number of men had dwindled down and many women were left single. With the men who were considered eligible they had a wide range of flaws including alcoholism and over workers (WAE 271). Educated women started being raised to a higher standard because they were in their own little world full of single women. There was an acceptance because women tended to do better work than what a married woman would do (WAE 272). Boston marriages helped women to escape the endless cycle of childhood, marriage, motherhood, and then death. Women started to have access to education and better jobs and with having a partner instead of a husband, the woman would be able to focus on her goals and aspirations in

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