For example, an autobiography by Bates and autobiographies from the Little Rock Nine, a recorded interview manuscript, a personal letter from Bates to Roy Wilkins, monographs on women leaders in the Movement, as well as, on the Civil Rights Movement itself examining Bates’s leadership skills during the integration of Little Rock, monographs analyzing the actions on several women in the Civil Rights Movement, monographs reviewing Brown vs. Board of Education, monographs on the desegregation and crisis of Little Rock Central High School, newspaper article examining the integration crisis of Little Rock and biographies on Bates, provide necessary information on her roles as a leader in the community and in the Civil Rights Movement. The newspaper article, along with the biographies on Bates’s life and the monographs about women, Brown vs. Board of Education and Bates’s leadership skills, offer outside interpretation of events. In the newspaper article, I believe I will find a different viewpoint on the integration of Little Rock and how the president 's involvement allowed the integration to move forward. In monographs, I expect to find critical analysis of her work in the community as the president of the local NAACP chapter and her leadership skills in the integration of Little Rock Central High School. I also expect to find how she differed from other women leaders in the movement.
The story “Trifles” by Susan Glaspell demonstrates how women were treated in the 1900s; women have accomplished so much and are accomplishing women’s rights today; the women’s right movement demonstrates a change in woman’s roles, life, and future. Since the 1900s, women’s roles have changed tremendously. In “Trifles”, Mr. Hale states that “well, women are
One of the main focuses of women at the time was on social issues. Women felt that during the Gilded Age, the idea of the Cult of Domesticity was still prominent and that they were treated as second class citizens. As mothers, they practiced teaching their children morals
Dallet hemphill focuses her study, “Women in Courts: Sex-Role Differentiation in Salem, Massachusetts, 1636 to 1683” on reconstructing the social life of women in the first five decades following colonization. Hemphill approaches the article from a legal standpoint, choosing to emphasize primarily on women’s rights within the laws of society by examining Essex county court records and depositions. In doing so, she differentiates between the experiences of women pre and post 1670s. According to Hemphill, prior to the late 1670s the daily experiences of men and women were difficult to separate. Women likely assisted in farming and trade activities, contributed to familial economic decisions, and owned and sold property freely.
Historians could dissect both genders inner thoughts and experiences and get a true understanding on what troubles they were physically and psychologically dealing with, and use that information to better interpret the human beings mind in early century history. The people are who make up the culture, women played such a big role in history, they saw the soft, affectionate side of their husbands, raised the children, and took care of the household. Denying women from early history is removing a big piece of culture in the understanding of colonial
This can be seen throughout the entire piece. More of her views are shares as her argument continues to share how she believes society views mothers: “When a woman becomes pregnant, she seems to become public property” (Rinaldi). With this she is referring to how in some societies women are just seen as child bearers, just there to “ensure the continuation of the species.” Another device the author uses in the text is exemplification. When talking about women being viewed as objects and child bearers Rinaldi uses a story by Margaret Atwood titled “The Handmaid’s Tale” written thirty years ago and goes on to explain how women in the story were told that silence is and childbearing was the only way they could be saved. This is used as a comparison to how some women are still treated today.
Changes, occurring in the 1920’s and continuing into the 20th Century have been significant in the lives of women. However, today, women are still treated unequally with men still being considered the dominant gender. Women were considered as being naturally weaker than men. Since early times, women have been the strength in the home and family. Connecting those periods from the early, nineteenth century into the 20th Century, life for women have changed in so many ways.
In the twenty-first century, society has evolved past some of these stereotypical roles, both sexes can work, own property and remain single. Women are no longer considered “old maids”, if they have chosen to remain unwed. Has society really evolved decades later? Know longer judging the sexes based on their marital status and the choices they have made? The author Jane Austen is considered a 19th century feminist, her story characters remain feminine in nature; however maintain a strong independent role model in some of her written works.
In the 21st century, women must have a career and job to support a family compared to the 1950’s when women had the choice to be a stay at home mother or have a career. Spigel states, “Like Donna Reed, who sacrificed her nursing career for life with Dr. Alex Stone […]” (Spigel 224) the author is indicating that most women during the 1950’s decided to be a homemaker because that was what society expected of them. Television emphasized and valued the role of the ideal wife and a homemaker. Furthermore, TV shows like The Donna Reed Show illustrated wives to be marginal at home and central to the economy. Haralovich states, “In her value to the economy, the homemaker was at once central and marginal” (Haralovich 70).
However, that was to change. In the decade of the 1920s, there was enormous social and economic change. In this change, great numbers of women went to work and earned their own income. With income comes taxation and in United States of America as James Otis U.S. politician once said, “Taxation without representation is tyranny” (Ratcliffe, 2014). Therefore, what followed was the right of women to vote; with this, the voice of women where now represented in public office changing forever the political life of the nation.
I was asked for an assignment to interview a family member from a different generation than myself , and I chose to interview my mother. It was interesting to hear her responses to some of the questions. Throughout this paper I will share her responses and what I have learned about her generation from these responses. First I will start with her earliest memories, her friends and family interactions, and a few of her opinions about the modern times. I knew a few things before but I was able to learn some new things about her.