Everyone has a moral sense of what the purpose of evolution is. Looking back into the past, men and women lived in a world of catastrophe—filled with blood, sweat and tears. Everyday, battles were fought, lives were sacrificed, and certain decisions were taken to an extreme in order to become a “strong unified nation.” It was no wonder why the world in such huge conflict day after another. However, while men stood strong fighting on the battlefields, women simply sat back, and watched.
In Aisha Tyler’s first book, “Swerve”, she shares her personal stories using humor and very sharp wit to touch on a variety of topics such as women’s self-esteem and body image, relationships, her love of beer and most importantly motivating women to be a badass. Her self-deprecating style and non-traditional writing is hilarious. She uses words like “fergawdsakes” (Tyler, p. 5) in place of “for God’s sake” and seems to be directing her book right at the everyday girl in a fun and easy-going conversational writing style. She provides comedic relief and she makes it a point to touch on some serious subjects, all while lightening the mood with her humor. Almost immediately, Tyler begins to mention the differences between men and women in society.
Often times people are influenced by society more than they may be aware of, especially in the current society where most are influenced not by experience but by the confines of societal norms. Biases are and opinions are formed but often times there is no complete understanding of those views. An example is social media where people are able to share their thoughts and have others pull their own basis of understanding. Ideologies can also stem from historical practices which in some cases can cause certain perspectives to become normal. New York Times author, Karen Rinaldi, touches on the subject of motherhood and how it is viewed by society in her article Motherhood Isn’t Sacrifice, It’s Selfishness.
During the 1930’s there was an overwhelming sense of preconceived ideas of gender roles and what place they maintained in society, men were expected to work in order to earn a living and provide for their families, while women were more likely to stay at home to look after the children and cook and clean until the man returns from work. For working class Americans and the poor, the situation was during the Great Depression and many people were out of work and had to resort to desperate measures in order to provide for their families. Contrast to the upper class of the time who went by greatly untouched by economic downfall and thus become increasingly more obliged to seek a wife in order to have a family and live what seemed to be the idea of a middle-class woman’s American dream to marry a wealthy man.
As Latin America marches towards new democracy systems, gender inequity remains to be a persistent characteristic of the countries. Women in the region have played a significant role in reducing, and ultimately ending, gender inequalities (Sutton, 514). Despite the economic growth of Chile and its democracy government, gender inequalities in the country remain (COHA). Elected in 2006, Michelle Bachelet is “the first elected woman president in Latin America who is not the wife, widow or daughter of powerful male political elites” (Thomas, 67). Gender ideology influences not only the political and cultural context in which women and men compete for political office, but also the interpretations and meanings assigned to the actions of male and
One of the biggest factors that caused the roles of women in the united States to change during the 1920’s was the work they did during World War I. While the men were serving overseas, the women stepped into the men’s jobs and made up the majority of the labor force at that time. This allowed women the chance to show that they can do some of the same jobs that men could do. After the war, the number of women in the workforce increased by twenty-five percent. This opened up more opportunities all over the country to earn their place in providing for their families. Another thing that changed for women, during the 1920’s was “flappers”.
In the 1800’s women were given no rights. The hierarchy in America back then was rich white, men poor white men, white woman, black men, and black women. Back in the day women had no education so they didn’t . They stayed home and took care of the house work like cleaning, cooking, groceries and lots more. Now women can get jobs got to school become lawyers and doctors and so much more.
While reading about American history the thing that I found most appealing was the limited rights that women had during this era. Although women gave the early settlers longer life expectancy and brought hope to their future, women still were not considered equal to a man. Women were discriminated against and didn’t play an important role in early American history. Generally, women had fewer legal rights and career opportunity than men because they were considered weak and not able to perform certain tasks. Different women came from different ethnic backgrounds and were all created equal in the eyes of men.
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.