In the early Middle Ages, women had no time enjoying real equality with men. There was always a double standard in many respects in their lives. For instance, women had a more restricted choice of occupation, and fewer opportunities for education and the acquisition of property than males in their society. (Mate 1999, p.2) They found it difficult in finding jobs, because most of them were dominated by males. In all social classes, women were considered as weaker than men physically.
Thirdly, most wives in the late 19th-20th century didn’t have much of an education, because they were forced to stay home and take care of domestic tasks. Today, they receive the same education as their husbands, and are treated equally, if not more respectfully than men are. They have the same rights and freedoms, but unfortunately are paid less, and are given lower-ranked positions than men. Thus, it is better to be a wife in the 21st century rather than have to face the difficulties wives had to face in earlier times. Rather than have to face these obstacles, and be treated worse than they deserve, being a wife in the 21st century brings women much more freedom.
Before the Women 's Rights reforms, American women were discriminated in society, home life, education, and the workforce. As a result of the Women 's Rights Movement, women gained the right to vote, access to higher education and opportunities to enter the workforce, overall changing the femmine life for the better. Women in the 1800s were stripped of their voice, not only were they unable to vote, they were often kept from speaking openly in public. Their lack of rights left them dependent on men (Bonnie and Ruthsdotter). The American Women were voiceless, they had no say in society, however the reform movement would change that.
Women’s rights and the way they live has changed greatly over the course of time. Back in the day, women did not have equal rights to men and they had to face many challenges in order to receive the jobs they wanted. Nowadays, women can get the same jobs as men and their power is much more appreciated. The 1930’s affected women in a positive way over time as they tried to work their way up in government positions, obtain more profitable jobs, and help provide for their families; but they still had a long ways to go getting equal rights to men. Women realized that they did not need men to be successful, therefore, they decided to become more self-reliant.Some women in the 1930s decided to stay single in hopes to become self- reliant (Working
(AGG) As of 2010, women earn an average of 81% of what their male counterparts earn (Gender Inequality). (BS-1) This inequality for women can also be seen in medieval times, when women were viewed as unequal to men and given very few rights in their society. (BS-2) The feudalistic system ensured that everyone’s needs were met through others and the peasant women would work for the lord and king. (BS-3) Not only did women have little rights within feudalism, but the church also saw serf women as inferior. (TS) The role of women serfs impacted feudalism, a system in which everyone benefited from others, as they provided for those above them but weren 't given much in return.
The middle ages for most of the women didn’t have lots of power compared to the men. There were certain women that would have more power than other women because of the social classes they are in. The women’s job in the middle ages was to get married and do most of the housework. The men during the time would almost always dominate over the women. Women during the time wouldn't receive any education at all unless they are nuns or have converted to nuns they would then be able to receive decent amount of education.
(Lunardini, 9) These factors in American history shaped the way gender roles were for the future. Women and Men were extremely different during this time period. Married women were supported by their husband and they should not be allowed to work because they will be taking a man's job. (Mass) Men tried their best to be the breadwinners as they tried to find work while women were homemakers. (“1930s”)
“It tends to be perceived as something other than regular employment, as not fitting the general framework of existing labour laws despite the fact that its origins go back to the "master-servant" relationship.” (ILO, 1). It was a hard time for women of African American descent. Even in the years of freedom they had to face extreme racial discrimination without any protection. Even though domestic service was almost always an all-day occupation, and domestic workers spent almost all of their time in the white family’s house, they worked isolated and had to dress in uniforms with black dresses and white caps so that no one would confuse them as part of the family. However, it was the desperation and the fear of starvation which forced African American women into these kind of employments, since they were still better than the problems that would come with
In addition, they formed the majority of the suburban housewives who were doing far much better compared to the working-class women of color. In her work, Friedan discriminates African-American women to a large extent even in the light that many of them formed the category of working-class women. She actually, entirely underscores their contributions to the economy at the time. The reason why she left them out of the book could be because they never participated in the roles that she deemed “fulfilling” or those that she advocated. While Friedan generalizes the idea that all women were struggling to achieve equality with men at the time, she fails to understand that there were others who were not under the broad “category of Feminine Mystique.” In fact, many African-American women and working class women did not share the perception that Friedan had.
Kelly-Gadol, says that women were not as educated as men. They were not seen as human, they were still seen as property. Even the women of power, Catherine Medici and Queen Elizabeth I, had to fight for their right to be seen as more than property. Yes, while the women of higher classes were able to rule, most of society was made up of peasants Women did not benefit from the Renaissance. Women did not have a Renaissance.
The government provides schooling until high school in some of the underdeveloped nations, but the educational standard is way lower than the school the children from richer families attend. Thirdly, gender difference has also played a significant role in the underdevelopment of these nations. Girls are limited to household work and boys attend school and work. Because the women do not work outside, they have to rely on the male member of the house to make all kinds of decision, including health. Fourth, unlike in the industrialized nations, poor people in the underdeveloped nations have to pay higher taxes and even part of what they cultivate annually, which is why poor people remain poor throughout their
This resulted in women being unable to advance financially in society and being dependent on their husbands. Many women were subjugated to working in factories that produced clothes, war parts, and car parts. These jobs were not very secure, were unsafe, and paid very little for long days. A family would not have been able to live off of such a small income. Although many opportunities have been spread to women of
For many years women have been seen as being “lesser” than men, and even in this great country, women didn 't have the right to vote until the passing of the 19th amendment in 1919. That amendment was passed almost 100 years ago, and surely we have changed for the better...Right? Many people would say that we have, however, it is clear that a woman working the same job as a man is making a significant amount less than the man would. This is a big problem in our country for a number of reasons. The most shocking fact about this pay gap is that there are so many single mothers out there who need to feed, care for, and comfort their children.
In today’s society despite of the progress women have reached there are still barriers that are placed in society. According to author “Thirty-four percent of all families headed by women are poor: the rates are higher for African American women, Latinas and Native American women, and the rate has been increasing” (Andersen, 2015, p. 3). The previous statistics reveal that even living in a society were “equality for both genders” is usually advocated, women’s are still suffering the biggest discrimination in the workplace and in society. Even professional women working full time are being paid less than males. Moreover, professional women are continuously suffering from barriers such as the glass ceiling effect this clearly affect women from raising to upper level positions.
Throughout the ages women have faced varying degrees of sexism and during the progressive era this was a very prominent issue, women had finally had enough of being treated as second class compared to white males and simply males in general. They weren’t allowed to vote, own property if married, they were extremely restricted in what types of jobs they could get and often encouraged to just stay home, not to mention the large wage gap between white males and white females ensuring that on their own women would be hard pressed to survive. In many of the divorce cases the women were still required to take care of the children even though the male technically had custody. Sexism all though not as prominent today is still a very big issue, ranging