The progressive era was a historical movement in time where extensive social activism and political reform were taking place all across America. If would be inadequate to say that one class of women, either the working class or the middle class, were affected more or less than the other by this era. They were both handing different forms of change and reform, but all of equal value. The working class women were piloting research, implementing reformation programs, attempting to increase wages, improve working conditions, and lobbying legislation to make positive changes. Amongst the working class women were many notable women that changed history.
Although heated with the increase in women 's employment households, they became more and more feel the unequal status of men and women, wishing to change their static diligent housework labor low role, demanding equal rights and chances with men. Famous women leader Betty was representative of the contemporary American women 's movement. She wrote a Book of servility secret, revealing the traditional American culture on women 's role imprisonment and definition and called on that the majority of families and women should break the family bound to seek self-value of life. This thought had awakened many American traditional family women, and they began to be not satisfied with the family to bring the sense of accomplishment, began to find their own identity and the right social role. In particular, a lot of knowledged women, due to a good education, had a stable income base.
Friedan shocked the world by contradicting the role of what a housewife is supposed to do. She also called females to seek fulfillment of taking a job outside of the house. Friedan’s had such an impact on women that its credited for being the start of the “second wave” of the American feminist movement. Now women would take a stand for their equality right in America. The movement in the 1960s and 1970s was mainly focused on diminishing workplace inequality, such as wages and better jobs.
F. Scott Fitzgerald demonstrated the chaos, complexity, and confusion that resulted from the inconsistency of the role that women were “supposed” to play and the role that women began to play. The role of women in previous years was just a role. They were forced to act “lady-like”, be beautiful, and meet other requirements of their husbands and male-dominant society. During World War 1, many women went to work to fill the gap in the labor force. After the war, many
As a mill girl, having a safe place to live in was important, but textile mills began to drop the safe and respectable ways they ran things. This is one of the factors to what started the rise of mill girls against mill companies. During the Industrial Revolution, mill girls had been a valuable asset to companies and started to fight for women’s rights. One way mill girls had
Eventually, this inequality lead to various revolution that was related to women’s right, one of the activists that lead these revolutions was Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Charlotte Perkins Gilman wrote a book called “Women and Economics” which explained the inequality between men and women in the progressive era (Foner 698). Although women had
6). The reform that women worked on expanded the opportunity of the federal government of fixing the issue of education,health,wages, and working conditions.In document 6,Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s point of view was that women are just as smart and powerful as men.Women do not always have to be protected by men just because they think that they are “ weak and ignorant and defenseless”.American women are capable of protecting
Nevertheless, in the changing times, the more powerful and direct democracy passed the nineteenth amendment. The amendment concluded the years of protesting from women advocating for women’s suffrage. The government was increasing its connections and expanding it representation to a new sector of the society: women. During the twentieth century, the United States government increased its reach on society thanks to many successes it had during the Progressive Era. However, they were unable to control every aspect of society, especially the political machines, and become the ideal direct democracy they hoped of being.
The unemployment rate increased because of neoliberalism. In neoliberalism, unemployment will target any person with less working ability which might cause hatred. Also, it caused a widening inequality of both wealth and income in Latin America. Skilled workers have an opportunity to get higher wages; on the other hand, low-skilled workers can only get low wages. Neoliberalism causes a limit to wage
The early twentieth century brought many people who were looking for a change in the way America was handling their government and politics. Many people, such as women and industrial workers, noticed that their rights given to them by the government did not give them the freedom that they had hoped for. Significant figures and groups of people tried to induce change in the system and some of them found success, changing the way the government and politics would be handled forever. This era of change came to be known as the Progressive Era. Muckrakers exposed the ill conditions of industrial and urban life, unions bonded workers together to create industrial freedom, women created settlement houses and spread female activism, and Progressive