Throughout History, women have long struggled and fought for the same equality, justice, and rights as males in society. Historians have two opposing views of what life was like in Puritan society. One side argues that Puritan society was a golden age for women as they worked alongside their husbands, had an important role in the household. However, opposing historians argue that Puritan women were inferior to men in the society for five main reasons. Women were inferior because they were supposed to be silent company, they only received half the inheritance of their brothers, they were meant to have and take care of the children, they received harsher punishment for their wrongs, and they had to follow strict rules.
This piece of evidence is very important because when calculating for the wage gap unemployment is also taken into factor and there is a big gender employment gap with more women not in jobs. This means women will be earning less money when averaged with men because more men have jobs. Many women are out of work for many reasons such as family matters and still in a patriarchal society today men are seen as the “breadwinners” of families however, society is ever changing. Besides unemployment another major factor that goes into the so called wage gap are women's choices in jobs as well as the responsibilities many women are felt they need to take on as well as a career. In a paper by Watson (2017) the author states “Primarily, women are more likely to take time off work for childcare, leading to less experience and fewer opportunities for career growth later in life.
Woman suffrage was a rough time for woman. They proved in many ways, to men and the government, that they were capable of having the responsibility to vote. Except, no one seemed to care and thought that they were not ready. Allowing women to vote is a right because otherwise it would be considered oppression, women are just as capable as men to vote, and they will help improve the government. First of all, if women were not granted the right to vote, it would be considered oppression.
In conclusion, as we can see, “otherness” has a great impact in the society. In Society, men and women are never been treated equally. Women always have less rights in the society. But as the time passes by, conservative ideas are fading, and women are getting more rights in the society. As we have seen, Ruth is now controlling her family like her father did when she was a kid.
Even though women 's lives improved during the 1920s in many ways, they still faced inequality in the workplace. Women gained the right to vote and new freedom in the 1920 's, but they were still discriminated against in the workplace. They were prevented from most well-paying jobs and middle and upper-class white women were expected to stay home instead. Most poorer women still held jobs that were low paying and struggled to work to support themselves and their families. Women worked longer hours and got paid significantly less than men did.
Throughout the course of history, they have been denied many freedoms that every man has and they want to be equal to their counterparts. In 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified in the United States of America and developed the women’s suffrage. Slowly, women are receiving the freedoms of being their own person rather than this stereotypical woman figure that has been long awaited for because they should already be treated equal among men. The key features that women have been viewed as stereotypical is femininity, care, nurture, maternity, and dependent upon men. Society expects women to have the ideal feminine characteristics; however, women do not always generally have those types of traits and can have some just like men.
During the time periods from the Middle Ages to the end of the eighteenth century, women’s roles began to change. This was still the time when people lived in a male dominated society, and women were subservient to men. Women were meant to be innocent and uneducated, or at least this is what men thought. Women were not allowed to engage in society. Only the husbands could do that, and the women had to be obedient to their husbands.
Hegemony is one dominant social class existing over another and maintaining that power. For example, the United States is a patriarchal society, therefore, men hold power over women and have been reluctant in giving women power which America saw during the women’s suffrage movement. Examples of this are the fact men are paid more than women for doing the same job, and, in advertising, women are depicted as sexual beings that are here to please men, rather than as equal people. However, ideology is the product of what hegemony creates. If hegemony is the action of a select group of people ruling and maintaining power, then ideology is that group getting everyone else in the society to also maintain and support the status quo implicitly.
The feminist movement has made many ground breaking accomplishments over the years however has it truly gone to the root of the problem. Pollitt states that, “The feminist movement ……… has hardly turned America into a playground free of sex roles.” Claiming in her article about how the feminist movement will be unsuccessful till people are able to fully practice gender equally from infancy. If people started to take what Pollute said to practice the overall beneficial effects would cause, there to be less gender inequality. There would be less discrimination because as it is now man still get paid more and are favored more over women in high level positions. One good example would be since the establishment of the President of the United States
Jane Austen lived in a period at the turn from the eighteenth century to the nineteenth century, which was a period of mixed thoughts, which conflicted all the times. Among all the conflicts, the most important one was the disparity in social status between men and women. Not only men’s status was in the center of the society but also common people thought it was right that men were much more important than women were. In those days girls were neither allowed nor expected to study much because they did not have to work for a living. They were supposed to stay at home and look beautiful in order to get suitable husbands.
There have been many improvements in women 's wages but men are more likely to get raises or have a larger salary because of their sex. As well as it is more common for a man to get a higher position in a private sector then a woman. “I assume people know that discrimination is alive and well in our culture, but clearly that’s not the case. It’s not like I’m making these facts up or that this research is biased; the hard truth is that gender equality has not been achieved in our society” (Sinn 7). People claim that discrimination in our country no longer exist between race and gender.
Two Eras of Different Women Women have struggled throughout the era of the 1970’s to gain equal rights to men. Marilyn being a woman in the era has brought her to make limited choices than she would in today’s date. However, women were just gaining the right to do what men can do but still were limited. But for most men and women, men were still superior. Women nowadays are equal to men or sometimes a tad better.
Women today, though they have more rights than in the 1800’s, are still not in the place we need to be in ranking with men. Women are still abused, sexually harassed and mistreated more than men because of their sex. They are seen as lesser, despite making up 51 percent of America’s population. And the misogyny and discrimination is not just in the United States; it happens in many other countries as well. Girls, underage and innocent, can be married off to an older man without their consent in Iraq since child marriage has been legalized in October of 2013
Secondly In most cultures, men have historically held most of the worlds resources, until relatively recently women in western cultures could not vote or hold property, making them entirely dependent on the male Gender , A group with a power of wealth advantage maintain their control over resources such as political, economical and industrial power by usually representing the majority. Conflict between the two genders caused such events such as the woman’s suffrage movement and was responsible for a degree of social change. If we look more to the modern Era,
Mia Watson Honors English Shupe 3A 7 December 2016 Many people have wondered what the gender wage gap is. The wage gap is when a man gets paid more than a woman does for the same amount of work. In the United States the wage gap is a topic of much controversy. Some people believe that the wage gap has less to do with gender discrimination but with career choices, the likeliness to negotiate pay raises, and career pauses. In some cases these are true but there are quite a few cases are due to gender discrimination.