Industrial Revolution Effects On Women

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The world came across with lots of revolutions in terms of politic, social, and economic and so on. One of the most impressive and well-established revolution among these revolutions was industrial revolution. In fact, industrial revolution is a term which opened a new era in the world. As it related in the book of Charles More (2002) “Understanding the Industrial Revolution”; industrial revolution is different from the other revolutions, while others happened sudden or continued with a few years, industrial revolution was an unending process and it did not happened suddenly. During this unending process, women were affected both from negative and positive sides. This paper investigates some studies about the effect of industrial revolutıon …show more content…

In that sense, Nicholas and Oxley (1993 page; 723) show that the “changing position of women in the family and labor market as traditional forms of production declined”. This is more difficult to get used to this situation because women both emotionally and physically weaker than men. So that we can also say the reason behind the impact of Industrial Revolution on women both negative and positive sides because of this transformation is not a simple thing. Nicholas and Oxley (1993) say that there are some debates on the shifting position of women both in family and labor market and they are asking the question of whether industrial revolution increased or reduced the position of women. While we look at the both positive and negative effects of the revolution, we will see whether it reduced or increased the position of women. They who are specialists on that issue explained the reasons behind why industrial revolution affected women both disadvantages and advantages. Participation of women to the economy is a very good thing in terms of taking their economic power under their hands. They will not only depend on house things but also they will broad themselves in other areas, like in business, politics, and social and so on. However, this was not so easy in the period of industrialization in order to reach achievement. First of all, we look at the effect of industrial revolution on the role of women in negative way. Industrialization also enhanced the capitalism which is focused on the issue of more profit and conflict between capital and workers. While owner of productions take more profit with less labor, workers take less profit even with much more labor force. Karl Marx is one of the thinkers who criticizes this situation of capitalism in terms of workers and capitals in industry, especially he focuses on the situation of

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