1920’s: Women’s Suffrage Alice Paul once said; “There will never be a new world order until woman are part of it.” In this quote the women’s right leader refers to how women are important to society. Society need women because of their capacity in a smartest way to take decisions. Unfortunately back to the 1920s man did not think women were necessary, in fact that all the women were being excluded from politics, sports, jobs and education. Women’s suffrage struggled with not only being accepted in society in daily activities, but fighting for the right to vote, the access to higher education, being excluded from jobs, equal payment opportunities, and sports activities. On the 1920s the right to vote was not designated for women.
Warren’s Profession, Vivie challenges her mother against her role in society. Vive wants a separate lifestyle from her mother and not let her mother dictate her future. Mrs. Warren wants Vivie to follow the same path and take over her business with the purpose that Vivie has an opportunity to work with limited opportunities for women, even though Vivie already has a job for herself. Initially, Vivie challenges her mother to prove that there are multiple types of women, which Vivie suggests that she is able to take on a business for herself without influence of others. As Vivie challenge her mother, Mrs. Warren has trouble accepting Vivie’s opinion.
She supported the belief that motherhood in itself was not derogatory or damaging. But when women do not acquire proper formal education, because of then duty as mother or wives then they suffer from loss of self-esteem and dignity. Wollstonecraft states that women should not sacrifice themselves at the altar of motherhood. Wollstonecraft says, “To be a mother a woman must have sense, and that independence of mind which few woman possess, who are taught to depend entirely on their husbands. Such wives are foolish mothers”(106).
During the periods of 1890-1925 the Progressive Era diversified the role and responsibility of women by developing a workforce for women and promoting their political involvement.The role of women changed during the 1890s - 1920s,women became more important and were taken seriously.Although before the affection of economic and political developments of American women in the 1890s-1920s,they had no rights in the government,and were mainly know as a housewife.The consequence of the political developments advanced women to pursue their career and gain a better education. In “The Status of Women,Past,Present, and Future”(Doc. 1 ) , Susan B. Anthony who was a female political leader, intended that women should be given more industrial
They were able to vote and hold office, they had rights to own her own business and earning. They simply could prevail if she no longer wanted to be married and she had a child she could fight for custody and have a chance to win. And they had finally been able to get a higher education. Now as for as how society felt about these rights that were granted to women, they felt like it wasn’t needed. Women are to this day fighting for these rights that they have
All these women came from different social, economic and socio-political background. Harriet Taylor Mill was given the opportunity to lay the foundation for feminism, while hiding under her husband’s wing, she was a relatively middle to high class individual who focused on issues that women like her faced. She believed that equality was simply based on equal opportunity for both sexes simply based on skill not gender, as both could do things equally well. Gloria Feltd argued and fought for women’s reproductive rights, as she was a teenage mother herself. She just as Taylor Mill had a middle to high class background, she believed among other things that equality would come with reproductive rights for all.
The forces of pronatalism are significant to women as it is the philosophy responsible for the persistent idea that a woman’s destiny and ultimate fulfilment is entrenched in childbearing and motherhood. Furthermore, pronatalism focuses on the advantages of having children while minimizing the disadvantages (Veevers, 1980). It creates the mother hood mandate the idea that regardless of whatever she chooses to do in life, a woman’s role must involve maternity (Russo,1976). Pronatalism comes at women from every angle, from the religious command to mother, to psychological theories which define maternity as a requirement for healthy female psychological development (Daniluk, 1999). Similarly it is at work in the media,
Margaret Sanger discusses the importance of female access to contraceptives in her piece titled “Birth Control”. Sanger argues that “no woman can call herself free who does not own and control her body. No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be a mother”, implying that birth control is the key to any form of autonomy (Sanger 144). Sanger is aware that it takes two to tango, however emphasizes that a women’s body is hers and only hers to protect. Motherhood can be an occupation in itself, which is why women should be able to choose whether or not she wants to apply for the job.
Seeking only through her own thought, it started to become transparent of mother's cultural identity on having a thriving child for her generation. "Only two kinds of daughters.. those who are obedient and those who follow their own mind" (24). The mother shows her strictness towards Jing Mei for her to follow and obey. For Jing Mei, her belief of being herself stands out to her. The two character's point of view on the world are very unlike, Jing Mei believes of being herself nevertheless what the mother forces her to
It just promote that females are equal to males in society and they are able to live for themselves, doing what they want instead doing what others want them to do. But it is easy to find out that nowadays, there are still many tradition views about women. When a girl is at the age of 27 or above, her family members will urge her to find a boyfriend and get marriage.Then when she is 30, maybe she will be persuaded to have a baby. Moreover, if she want to have a master or doctor degree,her family may be against of it firmly because as a woman, it is no use learning too much,what she ought to do is to devote herself into her own family,giving birth to a baby and then raise him up. In China, under the strong impact of traditional minds, females are born to contributing herself to her family.