The fashion of the 1920’s has tremendously changed the outlook of how women wanted to be perceived . This important decade has greatly influenced our fashion today. Before the roaring twenties hit , women had to deal with not having the same rights as men , and were often told what and what not to wear . Women had to fight the system to expand their given rights and also stood up for how they wanted to express themselves . There are a lot of articles that provide background information proving that women weren 't allowed to wear certain things nor do .
However, ironically, she believes “on an average men prefer a woman who is earning less than them. It reasserts their masculinity. I think my being financially independent leads to greater stress in our marriage”. On the other hand, financial issues did not come into the discussion when interviewing my peers. In fact, CB, whose parents divorced last year, spoke of her father getting alimony from her mother!
These words were stated by 20th century women’s activist and philanthropist, Betty Friedan. Betty was one of the most well known women’s rights activists by sharing her opinions about a woman 's capabilities in the workplace. In 1872, the American Woman Suffrage Association gathered to help start the fight for women 's rights. Supporters Susan B. Anthony and Cady Stanton are considered the earliest influences of the first wave of women’s liberation. Women struggled with the limited clothing options, few job opportunities, had unrealistic beauty standards, and did not have the ability to achieve a higher education.
This movement was the building blocks to why women have the rights we have now. The Women 's Liberation Movement was one of the more known feminist movements that happened after World War II. This event motivated women in developed countries to want the right to be something other than a stay-at-home mom and housewife. Women felt they deserved to be treated like men, meaning wanting the same pay and job opportunities. Women working wasn 't a topic usually discussed because women weren’t really allowed to voice their opinion on many topics that were important to them.
Jane is someone who is independent and headstrong and cannot think as someone to be controlled. Women in the Victorian era were not meant to reveal their own opinions, but to grasp the opinions of their husbands instead. Mr. Rochester motivates Jane to share her thoughts with him, but only when they’re alone. Finally, Jane marries Mr. Rochester because now they are of equal social rank as in the Victorian era it was not a social norm for men to marry women that were not of their class. That became a place where the rich became richer, and the poor stayed where they
The equal rights act for women was designed to give equal rights for women, The Equal rights act was written by Alice Paul and Crystal Eastman. During this time women came together to change the world. Women wanted equal rights under the law. During this time slavery just ended in the world. The U.S. wasn't ready for these rights.
They reject the ideas that biological differences will make women less competent in some jobs or professions or the other stereotype that men are less emotional, have less empathy and are therefore less able to nurture children or other people who need caring, including the elderly. Liberal Feminists would distinguish between sex and gender. By sex they mean biological differences such as the ability to reproduce as well as hormonal and physical characteristics. Gender differences are socially constructed with differences between the male roles originally as ‘hunter-gatherer’ but later as the breadwinner, whereas females have the carer role and will look after children or other vulnerable members of the family. Liberal Feminists would argue that whilst sex differences are fixed, gender differences both vary over time and between cultures.
While First Wave feminism emerges in the nineteenth-century, fighting for women’s rights by advocating for equal economic, educational and political opportunities, Second Wave feminism arises in the 1960s maintaining the idea that “the personal is political.” Second wavers such as Betty Friedan and Kate Millet react against the discursive practices of the patriarchal society, which subjugate women. However, looking at mainstream feminism in contemporary Western societies, Mary Hawkesworth observes that “a strange phenomenon has accompanied the unprecedented growth of feminist activism around the globe: the recurrent pronouncement of feminism’s death” (qtd. in Rachel Blau DuPlessis and Ann Snitow xi). In the 1990s, a younger generation of feminist
Kisses for My President was released in 1964, the same decade where women finally saw change, the decade that changed the course of how Americans would view women in the near future, and finally the decade that was full of promises for American women. The historical significance of Kisses for My President is why such a comical film was chosen for discussion. The motion picture, Kisses for My President, is about Leslie McCloud (Polly Bergen) whom becomes the first female president of the United States and her husband Thad McCloud (Fred MacMurray) who tries to adjust to the duties that were once reserved for a First Lady. As expected, President McCloud’s family begins to fall apart and the McCloud children begin to become troublesome, all while Leslie is handling the duties of a President. Leslie handles her career as President well throughout the film, but the film concludes with Madame President resigning due to an unexpected pregnancy.
Women who were married had neither civil rights nor civil qualifications. Early divorce through parliamentary private bill was a rich man’s luxury. Later divorce was achieved by court decisions. The procedures were simplified and cost was reduced therefore poor men could also divorce. But during this time, women could not benefit from law because of the grounds of divorce had double standards between men and women.