Women suffrage has been present through out American History. Our culture forces women to fall into certain stereotypes. Mary Tyrone, in Eugene O’Neil ’s Long day journey into the night, struggles with certain cultural surroundings that messes with her psychological state. Gender roles for women, including isolation and obeying the man of the house, is what eventually leads to her drug abuse and causes her to ignore her reality by escaping into the past.
Women that have had a child and decide to rejoin the workforce are often facing a dramatic decrease in pay, with some women losing anywhere from 18 percent to 41 percent (Nelson, 138). Nelson tells the story of one woman, which had previously been the breadwinner of her family, up until she had a baby. She would have preferred to stay at home with her newborn, but her family needed the money. After rejoining her law firm, her hours were no longer flexible, and she was forced to stay until 11
The author suffers from not receiving proper love and care from her mother. Mother never tried to understand her kids, and to see a completely different individuality behind every one of them. She did not express her love the way they wanted. However, kids always felt isolated and alone with the burdens of life. Author has been estranged from her mother.
Just like Hamlet, Offred was also unable to trust anyone other than her best friend, Moira because of the situation she was placed in. Since Offred was a handmaid nearly all of her human rights were taken away, because of this she was unable to build relationships of trust with other people. She had lost all connections with people she loved, with the exception of Moira. Gilead, a world where all the citizens are obligated to obey those in power, none of the people had any meaningful relationships such as friendship or companionship. As shown by Offred 's statement: "We aren 't supposed to form friendships, loyalties, among one another" (Atwood 353), people were expected to not create new relationships.
These 3 examples were the reason women rights were so pushed upon. Women fought for their freedom speak out and still are. We have came a long way, but so had all race and gender
She told Lennie that if she had been allowed to be in the movies, she “wouldn’t be livin’ like this” (88). Curley’s wife was stereotyped as a helpless woman from the time her character was introduced to the time she was murdered. In the 1930’s, women were supposed to stay at home and do chores while their husbands were away, and then wait on them when they returned. Curley’s wife felt that her family was holding her back from her dreams, and the only possible way that she could find out of her situation was marriage. Because she was a woman, she could not just go to Hollywood herself and demand an audition, or confront her parents, which seems almost silly now but was a real issue back in the thirties.
Some of the comparisons brought about in these writings were that both groups were oppressed, controlled and unheard. African Americans worked for low wages and housewives worked for no wages at all. The skills of the African American were not available to help the common good since they were often times stuck in menial jobs or never given the chance because of their skin color. Housewives didn’t get a chance to help the common good because they were taking care of the household, children and a husband. Both groups would like to have been recognized and treated as an equal, but they were unheard voices in a world all too busy to listen.
She is not happy but shocked and her heart condition kills her in front of Brently. It is not because of how happy she got when Brently returned but how her freedom got taken away from her in a matter of second. If Brently is not overprotected of his wife, then she would not have died. She wants to live her life as any normal person would live despite her heart condition, but back in the old times, wife has to listen to her husband all the time. The author has made me think that Louise heart condition is going to kill her when she heard of Brently tragedy.
In past years, women have always been considered to be less than man when it comes to working and having the same abilities. For women, different opportunities were uncommon and they usually were not allowed to work on a man’s job. This was considered to be the long-term effects of gender inequalities, which also included discriminations and differences in job payments, opportunities to study, or even to publish written works or artworks made by women. In past times, women had to hide their names whenever they wanted to have their artwork shown. Generally, women were not allowed to be recognized or known for something that used to be in a man’s world.
At that time, women were the dependent of men. Married women had to obey their husband, and they did not have any rights for herself which caused many women suffered in inferiority complex. Their inferiority complex also caused them inequality in education and career opportunities which were the conclusion of the Declaration of Sentiments. Women did not have the opportunity to study at school, and they were treated differently with men in work field. The people in the convention were fighting for the women’s rights to relieve the women’s suffering.
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. Some of these women include Mary F Thomas who presested a position on equal rights, and Mary B. Birdsall who spoke in favor of woman sufferage before the legislature.
Social positioning was the main cause of women’s oppressed social status. According to feudal discrimination on female gender, the society did not allow women to get an education and did not offer job opportunities to women outside of the household. Under the shaping of external factors, women lacked consciousness and confidence to strive for women’s rights and freedom from the society. So internally, women were resulted as unconfident about their ability as an individual in the society compared to
In the 18th and 19th centuries, women were treated as inferior and there ideas were suppressed. Women’s places were in the homes. They had no voting rights, no career opportunities, no say, no freedom. These retrained women had enough, and so many stood up for themselves and others. Suffragette was the name granted to these women.