Some parents think earning a college degree is useless especially if they are paying for your tuition. It’s a risk to take. Is the tuition worth the job? Families of first-generation students sometimes discourage them from going to college because college is not worth the money and time. This can lead to discouragement and alienation from family support.
Out of necessity the men have to learn how to do household duties such as cooking, ironing, grocery shopping, and cleaning for the first time in their life which represents a big role change for them. In addition to these domestic tasks, “most of them also held restaurant jobs, where they worked busing tables, washing dishes, preparing food, and cooking: these work experiences also widened their repertoire of domestic skills”. (Hondagneu-Sotelo, 408) Culturally, their mom and/or their sisters would be the ones to take care of these tasks when they were younger and then once they are married it becomes the wife’s responsibility. With the absence of women in these bachelor communities, the men are forced to do things for themselves. Chores such as cleaning and cooking are tasks that are considered “feminine” resulting in not just the literal change of performing the task, but
He mentions, “I’ve since studied the working habits of blue-collar workers and have come to understand how much my mother’s kind of work demands of both body and brain” (Rose 1034). Rose’s mom and uncle both worked blue collar jobs. Instead of going to school, Rose’s mom, Rosie had found her new pursuit, working at a restaurant. She had treated her workplace as her own classroom because she was never able to experience formal education. Rosie had several strategies while working at the restaurant where she had to memorize the orders and how long the dish will take to prepare.
She did know that she lived in a patriarchal family were her father was the breadwinner and because he was the man with the money he dictated where the money went and how it was spent. Still without discussing class her parent’s drilled into her and her siblings that hard work pays off. On the other hand, her mother wanted her to value her education.
In A raisin in the son Walter really wants to open a liquor store to help out the family, but the family really needs a new house with the insurance money from mama. Mama doesn't want Walter to buy a liquor store because she doesn't want him to be selling beer and other alcohol, and she knows that the opening a store will take time to get good customers and the family need a better house because there
She depended on her husband's job to support the family financially. However, this varied depending on the family's social class. Poor women usually had more rights than rich women, regarding jobs. They ran the house, but also occasionally helped her husband with his work. A woman living in the county was responsible for maintaining a vegetable garden and keeping animals healthy.
The present and future generations will never perceive the fight women went through to receive their rights. During the mid 1900’s women were expected to run the house rather than venture into the real world and work. Differences between men and women were very defined in the wrong ways in that time period. As the women worked their hardest, but all were ignored for their positive aspects. Although the women of that era were restricted the rights of education.
Men were always the workers within the family, the ones that were expected to provide for their families. When they went to war, their role within community life needed to be filled. That is when their wives, daughters, and sisters stepped up and took over. “In addition to caring for their families, [women] were left to supervise businesses and farms while the men were away fighting” (Senker). Women were already cooking, cleaning, and caring for their children, but still made time to work and provide as a father figure every single day.
I believe that Hammurabi didn’t believe in “love” or relationship. He looked at marriage in a way just to produce children, that’s all. Hammurabi didn't let women have a chance to proves themselves as someone valuable because of all these laws! I also see that Hammurabi look at women as weak when it came to working and money because men would bring home the food and work for money. Overall the women belonged to their husband, it was hard to achieve any gender equality because of so many restrictions when it came to money, marriage and work
Even some people said that men have the work stress and they just need to make money for their family. But, female also need to work, and they have the same stress as men have. For example, in my family, my mom is in charge of taking care of me, cooking…… Let me talk about a real example happened on myself. My father is working for the family. Once, when he came back home, my mom asked him to cook, however he thought that is my mom’s duty.