They served important roles maintaining farms and many became farm managers. They strictly followed the seasons and other agricultural events while running plantations. “The Southern shortage of labor was so severe that even some black women, free and enslaved, found new opportunities to work for wages.” For elite women, many volunteered because they were wealthy enough to not need wages and instead took positions of authority for their volunteer work.  Women who worked for wages included immigrants, free colored women and working class white women because they needed the money in order to take care of their families.  While African American women did receive wages for their work many free and enslaved African American women held jobs that were more physically difficult and daunting than white working class women.
Even though women 's lives improved during the 1920s in many ways, they still faced inequality in the workplace. Women gained the right to vote and new freedom in the 1920 's, but they were still discriminated against in the workplace. They were prevented from most well-paying jobs and middle and upper-class white women were expected to stay home instead. Most poorer women still held jobs that were low paying and struggled to work to support themselves and their families. Women worked longer hours and got paid significantly less than men did.
“Worked 12 hours a day Monday through Friday and half a day on Saturday” (“The mill girls”). These girls had worked for half of their day more than half a week to help their families. They had to be strong for their families so they could barely stay on their feet. “As she gained more experience, a mill girl might move ahead over to the weaving process, where the cotton thread was woven on a loom into a finished cloth” (”The mill girls”). These girls would work hard to get better so they could get paid more.
This reveals the harsh conditions experienced in Japanese factories and that women mainly worked in these factories. Document 4 is from a Buddhist priest from a rural area of Japan from which many farm girls were sent to work in the mills around 1900. The priest discusses how the peasants in the rural area were poor and had little to eat, and that girls who went to work in the factories were the peasants’ only salvation because of the wages they received. This further emphasizes that the majority of women during this time were factory workers. Document 7 is a table based on data from a dissertation called “Industrialization and the Status of Women in Japan,” written in 1973.
Especially in the southeast areas, land use issues have affected many farm families. They have little choice but to migrate to the urban or city areas to work long hours for daily wage labor. With the help of partnerships with 4 different organizations of RCSA, CCK, CFED and PDAO; Heifer Cambodia is determined to bring these families out of poverty, and make sure that they don’t have to be relocated in order to have a decent and liveable standard of
McMillan, the traditional role of women in the French society involves heavy domestic duties such as housekeeping, preparation of meals, child baring, harvesting crops, and tending to the farm animals. Upon the onset of the Industrial Revolution in France, women 's role changed with them becoming domestic helpers, factory workers, and washerwomen. This did not generally include women who had "bourgeois" status, because these women often became dependent on the financial support of their husbands; such women of upper-class status also had the tendency to send their own "children to wet nurses until" weaned. Further changes to the status of women in France became apparent in 1944, when French women gained the right to vote. From my own knowledge it was only during the 1960s when they won the right to work without getting permission from their husbands, in addition to the right to open personal bank
Discussion Question 5: Before the Europeans’ arrival, the gender roles in Puebloan society were loose. The Puebloans believed that both men and women influenced different areas of their lives, thus not one gender had more power over the other. The women spent most of the days preparing food for their households. The men worked the fields: sons worked their mothers’ corn plots, brothers their sisters’, and husbands their mother-in-laws’. In a horticultural society, the women asserted power and control over household activities such as seed production and child-rearing while the men communicated with the gods and protected the village from dissent and factionalism.
Another invention from this time period was the establishment of factories by Samuel Slater, and they were mainly textile mills that relied heavily on the labor of women and children. Lowell, the most famous textile factory, normally attracted younger unmarried women from Northern farm families were a large majority of the workforce that manned the machines. Being a “mill girl” represented the ability to work independently and make your own living as a young woman in the 19th century. In addition, they hoped to bring in more worker by setting up boarding schools, lecture halls, and churches to take up the girls’ free time. They often faced harsh working conditions and limited contact with the outside world.
Agriculture jobs is not an easy job, but these migrant farmworkers are willing to fill these physical exhausting jobs because of the economic hardship, and the lack of jobs in the there country, therefore, courtiers that have these immigrant farmworkers should recognize immigrants for their hard work. The documentary food chain shed light on the reality of farmworkers it also
In China, women could gain small amounts power through sons or in-laws brought into the family with marriage. Meanwhile, as India’s government developed, women had less and less rights, instead of Chinese women as they were able to gain power. As technology in farming was developed, women also had less contributions to the economy in India, which changed the roles of women there. China and India during the Gupta and Han periods, had many similarities and even more differences. They both had their own uniform law codes, they both relied on agriculture, and they both treated their women in similar ways.