Women could not go to work and make money, in the south they stayed at home and did work inside the house and cooked. “Mayella looked as if she tried to keep clean…” (Doc A; Chapter 18) All women had expectations to live by. Men in the 1930’s went to work everyday trying to make money so their family could survive.When Mayella's mom died Mayella had to take the role of being a mom because she was the oldest girl. That was hard for the Ewell’s because she was only 19 years old and she did not know everything about parenting. Then on the other side her dad raped her then he accused Tom Robinson of the rape.
Because of the abstinence of her mother, Lily lacks the knowledge of how to be a lady in her society. In the 60s, women were expected to be married at a young age, usually giving up their life in order to stay at home and have babies. If they did had jobs, they were very low paying. Also, they were expected to do common house chores inside such as cooking and cleaning, look attractive and listen to their husbands because they were the caretakers. The men, however, were expected to work, provide for their family, and do outside jobs such as mowing the lawn or washing cars.
Black women were hired by white men/women to take care of their children and be the homemaker of their home and had to maintain the upkeep of their homes, children, and husbands. Zora Neal Hurston was 1 of many authors who left an impact on society. As Delia worked hard to Take care of her home, her husband as unemployed which made him insecure. Delia was also trapped
This reflects a unique aspect of American Life where women were treated as lesser than their male counterparts even though they were very important to society. They played a large part in keeping their society going, but did not get any recognition in the form of power or respect. Women served as housewives, cooking, cleaning, and doing anything else necessary to take care of their husbands, children, and houses. Ulrich discusses how housewives “demonstrated the old proverb, ‘A man works from sun to sun, but a woman’s work is never done’ “ (Ulrich 67). Housewives play an essential role in the functioning of their family, but the sons of the family inherit the land instead of the
After marriage, women did not have the right to own their own property, keep their own wages, or sign a contract. In addition, all women were denied the right to vote. “The cult of true womanhood ideology extended middle-class ideals far beyond the middle class and affected marriage, female education, and employment choices, as well as strategies for obtaining women’s rights…”(WOMEN). American women of the late 1800’s struggled with no rights in the government, considered inferior, and married women had no separate identity from her husband. One reason American women were treated poorly is because of their rights in the American government.
Secondly, discrimination against women was also a huge problem in the 1930s. Women were considered the weaker sex and were left to do things like housework and taking care of children instead of working out in the fields. In the novella, Of Mice and Men, Curley’s wife is told she should just stay in the house where she belongs. Women should have as equal opportunities as men to get a job and be given the same pay. Women were forced to take jobs that hadn’t been taken by men such as schoolteachers.
The women’s suffrage movement began with unhappy women looking to protest and fight for what they believed in and ended with them succeeding. In the 19th and into the 20th-century women had specific duties. Wives were to clean the house, cook eat meal, and take care of the children. Few women were well-educated with their own property; unmarried of course. They wanted more opportunity and excitement.
Oregon-Doc. 7). The only job that women needed was motherhood because they were labeled as the idol to their children.According to this women had little independence and were diversified form men.Proper to the stereotype of women, in 1908 the Supreme Court accepted the political constitution of law to protecting women labor and the discrimination of both gender.Women were bias to the stereotype of gender roles and their rights and independence.They were given responsibilities of being mothers and weren’t offered new opportunities.The role that they were given consisted of cooking,cleaning and taking care of their family.In the late 1800s women began to work outside of their homes and started working in factories,farms and etc.Women then began to work male profession jobs The sentiment of this was that men thought that they were better than women and the Supreme Court affirmed that they would limit the working hours for women to protect their health because of public interest for the future of the generation to
Women stayed home and took care of the children, cooked and cleaned while men were away working and “getting things done”. Women are highly underappreciated when the subject of history appears. Many do not like admitting that women have as much to do with the development of America as men do but it is apparent in several instances of history that America would not be what it is today without women. Several women throughout history have helped develop American society as a whole and they should be recognized. For example Sojourner Truth had a huge impact on early America serving as a double threat, fighting for Women
This play, A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen, focuses on women, especially in marriage and motherhood. Torvald is a character, who describes inequality between men and women and the women’s role in the society in that era. He believes that it is an important and the only duty of a woman to be a good wife and mother. As an individual, a woman, could not conduct or run a business of her own, she needs to ask her father or husband and they were only considered to be father’s or husband’s property. Women were not allowed to vote and divorce if they were allowed they would carry a heavy social shame and it was only available when both partners agreed.