Although her misfortunate appearance, she was often thought of as the female Nostradamus. She predicted the Spanish Armada, the Great Plague, and some assume the internet: “around the world thoughts shall fly in the twinkling of an eye.” For her sake, Mother Shipton died a normal death and was said to be buried on unholy ground near the outer edges of York in 1561. The Salem Witch Trials started in the spring of 1692, after a group of young girls in Salem, a village in Massachusetts, were said to be possessed by the devil and a few women were accused of witchcraft. Hysteria spread through colonial Massachusetts to the extent a special court was opened to hear the cases. Bridget Bishop was the first witch hung.
Lastly, Lady Bracknell commands Gwendolen to leave and go to the carriage. This again shows an act of empowerment, even though Gwendolen is her daughter, Lady Bracknell still has this dominant personality and demands her to go to the carriage. In a scholarly online article, Gender Roles of Victorian Era for Men and Women, the author comments that, “a married woman was completely under the guidance and supervision of her husband. Motherhood was an achievement in the life of women, but only formally. Mothers had to be submissive and meek”.
Hence, women who wear it are indirectly promoting an extremist Islam which leads to an excessive advocacy for a non-authentic and radical Islam. In addition, the burqa endangers women who wear it. More specifically, the New York Times reported that a pregnant French Muslim has been violently attacked by two men due to the her facial veil. Similarly, a retired teacher attacked a women wearing burqa, affirming that “the wearing of the veil is an aggressive act, there is no burka in my country”(Allen, Peter “Burka rage ' teacher faces jail in France after ripping off Muslim woman 's face veil”).These attacks clearly show that women who wear burqa are discriminated and they are unsafe. Likewise, Jacques Myard, member of the Union for a Popular Movement, stated “Women should not have to wear the burqa, which by its very nature excludes them from France’s secular Republic”.
Women are treated as inferior being and used by men as sex objects. Wollstonecraft believed that the quality of mind of women is the same with that of men, and therefore women should not be denied a chance for formal education that will empower them to be equal with men. In the book of Wife of Bath’s Tale, Geoffrey Chaucer shows the role of a woman being weak creatures while men are economically powerful and educated. Women are seen as inheritor of eve and thus causes
Wollstonecraft disapproved largely of Rousseau’s critique by first addressing the rights that women were entitled to within the house. During this time, women were mostly confined to their homes and expected to please men as their only duty. The daily life of a married women was to be a care taker and look after the upbringing of offspring. In many cases, women were not permitted to work, but if they did, the job designation, hours and location would be restricted and require little to no skill set. Another restriction placed on women was that they were regarded as mere creatures of feelings that were incapable of forming rational thoughts.
Although the Declaration of Independence advocated for a society with equality and basic rights for all humans, the newly created America of the 17th and 18th centuries seemed to forget about giving rights to a large group of people: women. Women were expected to behave in a specific way, facing harsh judgement if they strayed, and their actions were mostly limited to the home. The expectations placed on women’s behavior, which were decided by men, included being obedient and controlling their emotions so they would not bother their husbands. The extent of most women’s education was learning how to care for a household, and there were few places women could go for enjoyment, lessening their quality of life. However, some women, such as Abigail
During the Medieval times women were still the property of men. Women were not allowed to have jobs, get an education, choose who to marry, choose how many kids to have, etc. Women were the obedient slaves of men, and if they ever tried to break out of this role laws were in place to severely punish them. The ability to choose personal life decisions that women now take for granted, were not our decisions to make back in the Medieval Era. Throughout time gender roles have began to change and the definition of feminism has changed with them, but there has always been a common theme to the term, which is