Japanese Americans were discriminated, an American racial/ethnic subject to be negotiated, and often looked down to because they were neither black or white. The incarceration was an advantage for Japanese American women because it decreased women’s domestic duties, give them a higher job position, and higher education. Ironically, the incarceration benefited young Japanese American women by allowing them to work in a higher position job outside the home. “A concentration camp 's largely homogenous racial world meant increased opportunities for advancement outside the work environment as well, and the USO provided a distinctive culture for women 's self-assertion and community-building efforts”
Flappers of Yesterday “I have even heard it said in praise of the modern women that she does not look upon marriage as her aim in her life, but looks forward to entering to a profession and earning her living independently of male support.” A powerful quote from a writer named Sheila Kaye-Smith (DiPaolo 6). She is talking about the women of the 1920’s started to change and becoming a different person, thinking different ways, and act out differently. With that others had different opinions on how the felt the change in women 's minds in the 1920’s. Although people saw flappers as a disgrace, they were a new kind of feminist with their independence, behavior, and lifestyle. The Flapper originated from England before WWI and then came to the United States around 1915 but never really became popular until 1923.
The author shows how many women would value independence back then in 1894. Many women were limited to getting the same opportunities for education as men did. Mrs. Mallard wanted the same opportunities as her husband and other men had, which was to be able to work, get an education etc. Mrs. Mallard felt that she was trapped in her marriage meaning she wasn’t independent. Many women in the nineteenth and early twentieth century felt they lost their freedom and independence once they got married.
Once they decide on a man, there is no going back and divorce was considered uncommon. The women in the novel, each display their thoughts on marriage. However, Elizabeth Bennett, who is opinionated and passionate about her beliefs, is inclined to disagree with the norms of the society the most. While others believe that marriage is the key to happiness, she disagrees. She is not easily influenced by those surrounding her, even her family, and her honesty and wit allow her to avoid the drama that dominates the society.
Renaissance age is also considered as the age of rebirth of women which made new discoveries to improve their poor condition. Marrying and taking care of their children and household was their main job or duty. If they had no male relative then they were forced to become nuns for the rest of their lives. There was no class difference, women of all the classes were expected to do all kinds of jobs. Some women were told to help their husbands in running their business as well.
Women were getting more fair opportunities in the job world, but this happened very slowly because women still were discouraged from jobs. “Women were still actively discouraged from seeking higher education in many places and were not allowed in some schools. When they could go to school it was rarely for professional degrees.” (Beach). Women did not have any rights to education similarly like they didn’t have any with jobs. “An important corrective to a male-centered vision of the Great Depression is to note that while men 's employment rates declined during the period, women 's employment rates actually rose.
She explains that “a women at a certain age not married is considered a deep personal failure, but a man who is unmarried they think he just hasn 't come around to making his pick.” In society, we hold different standards for both male and female this is were feminists demand for equality plays a vital role. In addition, Adichie explains how when she was a teacher she was not worried about the material she would teach; instead she was worried about the professional female appearance she would have to uphold. She claims if she looked more serous and perfusion all she would be more respected but the males in the class. Based off this topic many might say, well the way women dress is a power they have. Adichie calls this power “bottom power”.
It just promote that females are equal to males in society and they are able to live for themselves, doing what they want instead doing what others want them to do. But it is easy to find out that nowadays, there are still many tradition views about women. When a girl is at the age of 27 or above, her family members will urge her to find a boyfriend and get marriage.Then when she is 30, maybe she will be persuaded to have a baby. Moreover, if she want to have a master or doctor degree,her family may be against of it firmly because as a woman, it is no use learning too much,what she ought to do is to devote herself into her own family,giving birth to a baby and then raise him up. In China, under the strong impact of traditional minds, females are born to contributing herself to her family.
In the book it is stated that women are scarce and that is why they were considered such valuable human beings, but still you could find some sort of machismo, for in some parts Wyoh was only recognized for her tantalizing looks but always having her intelligence underrated. Also, almost at the end Lenore volunteered to watch for ships and Greg said “won’t need fems”, at some point another character accepted a woman in his crew only because she knew how to “remain silent when needed”. This is pretty much what we see in our society. Of course we have advanced and women have far more rights than they did fifty or one hundred years ago, yet we are light years away from overcoming the gender gap. It is a fact that the macho culture is still running in the Mexican streets and now I think that it is more dangerous than ever for it almost always goes unnoticed and disguised in the shape of micromachismos and it is killing more women than ever before.
Despite being given suffrage and the ability to be employed many women voted to return to a more classic system. The contrast is stark, “while American feminists were demanding entry into the paid work, poorly paid German women dreamed of escaping from it.” This compounded with a poor economy that Weimar intentionally caused led to a sense of relief in someone who wanted to bring economic prosperity like Hitler. People often say they would support a system that is live and let live, but this tends to not be the case when it impacts their family. Nazi women condemned Weimar for its “Cultural decadence, sexual license, materialism, and disorder” which gave them a moral stance to oppose liberalism. The decline in birth rates also caused further unrest drawing in more religious women, especially Protestants, causing “national alarm