Victorianism was the age of the true woman and the Christian gentleman. People valued the sentiments of character and virtue. They truly believed that all a person had to do to be successful in life was consistently work on becoming a morally right, well-rounded person. A significant part of this were the gender roles deeply embedded into the age. As a Christian gentleman, a man was always right with God and a perfect husband in the home; outside of home, he worked hard and provided for the family. On the other hand, a true woman was genteel and proper. She stayed home, raised the kids, and ran the household as every woman should. Dressing in heavy skirts, women dressed modestly and showed no desire whatsoever, belonging entirely to her husband …show more content…
Culturally, women were becoming more individualized. They became their own leaders, standing up for women’s rights by creating group and movements in which they fought for their right to vote and more. In the age of abundance, it was socially acceptable for women to speak up rather than hide behind the wants of their husbands. Margaret Sanger, a single, women’s activist, fought for the Birth Control Movement; it was a woman’s right to decide when she wanted to have a child. Another huge factor of this individualism was the beginning of woman’s sports. Ditching the dainty, damsel in distress, women began to seek activities that promoted strength. In a magazine of the time, a woman writer describes women athletics, “With the single exception of the improvement in the legal status of women, their entrance into the realm of sports is the most cheering thing that has happened to them in the century just past.” (MP 132). Feeling empowered by their new love of sports and victory, women step out from the background with sports and strong, outspoken women become role models for women during this
The U.S. women’s movement started in 1848 when Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott participated in the Seneca Falls Convention in New York to talk about various social, civil, and religious condition and rights of women (Women’s History in the U.S....). Over time, this inspired many women to stand up for their own beliefs and for the better for women in future generations. During World War I, high birth rates led to food and supply shortages, and disease which mainly affected those in poverty (Putting Margaret Sanger’s Ideas in Context). At the time, a woman’s life revolved around bringing food home and onto the table which became an issue with the lack of supplies and the best foods would be given first to men (Comstockery in America).
The important facts I learned about Margaret Sanger is that she had fought for women rights and opened the first birth control clinic up in 1916. Sanger wanted the back alley abortions to stop that lead to causing so much health problems. Sanger and her scientist can be seen as leader in social movement because they advocate both control to approve lives of the women families and to improve human heredity. I really thought a bunch of scientist came up with the pill invention at first, but glad to learn that Margaret Sanger fought for women rights. There is so many young and adult women out that’s not ready for children or don’t want children.
In relation to the previous discussion on Margaret Sanger, this chapter will explore the theories of Sanger who wrote in the period of first wave feminism in relation to Betty Friedan; a second wave feminist and women’s activist who, like Sanger chooses to focus on the constraints of female biology despite the difference in time. This direct comparison allows a critical analysis between the parallels and differences of the first two waves of feminism on the grounds of bodily autonomy; investigating further whether these two waves are connected on these grounds and how significant they are in the different time frames. Friedan positioned herself within society as one of the most influential figures to contribute to the development of feminism
Birth control hasn’t always been legal for women in the United States. In 1873 the Comstock Act passing prohibiting advertisements, information, and distribution of birth control. This act also allowed the postal service to confiscate any information or birth control sold through the mail. Margaret Sanger made it her life’s work to make information about birth control and birth control itself available to women in the United States. Margaret Sanger was a nurse on the Lower East Side of New York City and decided to get involved in the Birth Control Movement in 1912 after she watched a woman die as a result of a self-induced abortion.
"The Need for Birth Control" (1922) written by Margaret Sanger a feminist and birth control activist. Sanger started out nursing before she released in 1912 an article in a newspaper called "What Every Girl Should Know" starting her campaign to educate women about sex, during this time she was nursing women on the lower east side and treated many women who had back-alley abortions or tried to terminate the pregnancy themselves. This motivated Sanger to begin fighting to make birth control information and contraceptives available to women. In 1914 Sanger had published "The Rebel Woman" a feminist magazine that promoted women's rights to birth control, By doing this she was going against the Comstock act of 1873 and faced a possible five- year jail sentence. Instead of facing jail time Sanger fled to England and worked in the women's movement and researched birth control.
Taylor Hurst Kaiser AP Lang 11 November 2015 Analysis of Margaret Sanger’s Speech on Birth Control Margaret Sanger, an American birth control activist, made an announcement titled “The Children’s Era,’ at the first national birth-control conference in March of 1925. In this speech, Sanger attempts to influence her ideas and beliefs on the importance of birth control and contraceptives to the health of society’s women. She also vividly explains how controlled childbearing would apply to children who would eventually be born.
Margaret Sanger By: Shannon Keel Margaret Sanger once said that "no woman can call herself free who does not own and control her own body.” Margaret Sanger was widely regarded as the founder of the modern birth control movement. For her, birth control was vital in the fight for women’s equality. Sadly, that fight is still valid today.
In the article titled Face-off on the playing field By, Judith B. Stamper explains girls have their own story of support or discrimination, success also the debate of girls be allowed to compete on boys’ sports team. First, the writer Title IX explains female athletes are been treated second-class for long enough and should pass of inequalities and biases of girls. The writer also clarifies that girls doing sports make them healthier, physically, and emotionally. Other girls that don’t play sports are less likely to use of drugs. In addition, she notes a former Stanford University basketball player Mariah says, strength and independence of things girls learn from sports, the opportunities that are changing women.
The Victorian Era was the history of the United Kingdom during Queen Victoria’s reign from 1837 to 1901. The Victorian society was broken up into four different classes, Gentry, Upper Class, Middle Class, and Working Class. Depending on what class you were a part of determined the type of diversion you got to participate in. Of course, the higher classes were involved in a wider range of activities. The lower classes activities were limited and not as diverse.
How did the beauty ideal evolve throughout the years? The ideal of the perfect human body can been seen as a result of culture. Every culture is different or differs in at least a few aspects. A lot of factors in a culture contribute to the formation of a beauty ideal.
1896 was the very beginning of the women’s rights movement in the US. The women’s rights movement helped establish more equality in many different aspects of society, such as jobs and sports. However, the fight isn't over. Women have fewer opportunities in professional sports than men do.
III. SOCIAL INFLUENCE AND PREJUDICE The society in the Victorian Era was amidst a great change. Having in mind the fact that they were moving from a pastoral life to industrialization, their lifestyle changed. As with every transition, there is the issue of adapting to changes because people tend to hold onto their principles.
Scholars have discovered an association of some sports (e.g., gymnastics, dance, and figure skating) with beauty and grace that observers mostly regard as feminine (Koivula 2001). Conversely, sports like football and boxing are associated with violence, aggression and physical contact, and are regarded as masculine (Koivula 2001). Further cementing the gendered ideology of sport is the presence of scantily clad young women as ‘card girls’ at boxing matches and cheerleaders at football games (Oates, 1987). These gendered categories and practices are immersed in social ideas which are influenced by what the members of society consider should be done (Appleby and Foster 2013:14). Such persistent beliefs limit opportunities for sport participation for both male and female athletes (Coakley