Women played an inferior role compared to men in society in the 1600s and 1700s. Yes, women have been considered the weaker gender for generations way before then. One of the characteristics we have seen that Europeans classified Native Americans as savages was their “barbaric idea” of gender equality. In those times colonial women had few career choices if any. Men were greater than women during that time and that is why it was rare to find an unmarried woman.
The new women were independent, bright-eyed alert and alive eager to gain new freedom (p.1035). Tradition women wore petticoat and floor length dresses whereas the new women wore skirts that stop at the knee with minimal undergarments. Flappers went to bars and drank publicity, they experiment with premarital sex whereas the traditional womanhood this was unspeakable sex was something that was between a married couples. The new women symbolized the new liberated women of the 1920s. (p.1036) more middle class women attended college in the 1920s than ever before, many women were recruited for jobs that usually held my men.
In the 1960s the women's was restricted in nearly every sense. The women's supposed to follow one way of life. which it's to marry, to have a family and give her life to being a homemaker. The women's did not complain, but after while the household was becoming overwhelming with child care, spending hours of daily chores. The husbands did not give the wives no rights of knowing the family income or sharing the certain household.
Late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries had started off all the waves, and giving women the rights they had deserved. The goal of the wave had been to “open up opportunities” (1). The way that they had planned on doing that was to focus on the women suffrage. During this time getting women the rights to vote were a big deal. Un-ladylike was used as a different term back then.
My thoughts on this week show is that I believe that Lewis and Clark would not have been able to complete their journey with the help of the native people that they encounter while on the journey. To my knowledge, Indian tribes such as the Mandans help provide supplies and sheltering during the winter. The Nez Perce tribe also helped the men buy supplying food. I would have to disagree with “Thomas Jefferson” that was on this week show because he feels that Sacagawea did not make much of a contribution to the journey. But Sacagawea helped obtain horses for the men and translated for them during the expedition.
Betty Friedan was born on February 4, 1921, in Peoria, Illinois. She was known for her active participation in women’s rights back in the 1950s. She went out of the norm to create equality for females. Back in those days, not only women but minorities had barely any rights in society. Only white men in the United States benefitted, where they were the only ones who had control, be it businesses, the government, and even in the family.
Social, intellectual, and economic restrictions of the late nineteenth century left women without sovereignty. Women typically suffered under the rule of fathers and brothers before marriage and in subservience to their husbands after marriage. Women had few property rights, no voting rights, and no educational rights. Women essentially remained children throughout their lives. Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper” and Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” center around two such women.
Women of the Nineteenth Century were considerably involved in the fight against slavery and racial injustice. It is important to examine their motivations to enter the abolition movement, the ways in which they contributed, and who played major roles. Abolitionism and the campaign for equality for women should also be investigated because they merge together. The Nineteenth Century was a time of reform and women were among the strongest advocates for the human rights movements occurring. The end of slavery was the most important accomplishment of reformers of that time.
The Era of Prosperity Queen Elizabeth made a major impact in British society and the rest of the world. It is important when a queen leaves a great legacy in change in society. It began in 1485 and spreaded throughout Britain. Scholars and artist wanted to resuscitate Greek and Roman classics. Technology and astronomy allowed explorers to go far with navigation.
“The broken, cruel and denied” –The representation of women in Tennessee Williams dramas. I. Introduction The alterations which occur in the culture, society, and literature have an immense power on the nation. In the middle of the twentieth century, American people experienced this massive turning point both in their culture, their society, and literature, especially in dramas. By the beginning of the 1940s, a great amount of American people lived in the east part of the Mississippi River.