For my creative task I’ve chosen to write a diary entry piece, where a middle-class woman Catherine feels pity for her young lower-class housemaid and also has feelings towards her as she would for a man, thus spawning a debate in herself wheter to succumb to those feelings or keep herself on a pious path. At the time in England, during the industrial revolution, young lower-class women were hired by the wealthy women as babysitters or housemaids and they could work up to 12 hours a day which resulted in spending much time at the presence of her employer who also stayed home much of the time. The previous often developed a friendship or a trust between those women which I got inspiration from. Also, at the time homosexuality was frowned upon thus ruling out all those types of feelings and relationships, escpecially in the higher-classes who were firm on the strict moral code and prudent values. I tried to mimic a Victorian high-class woman and to make those diary entrys as authentic as possible taking into account the literary works published and writers thoughts at the time, for example Charles Darvin and R.L.Stevenson.
In Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, Barbara Ehrenreich asks the question “How does anyone live on wages available to the unskilled?”(1). Ehrenreich investigates by going undercover as a low-wage worker to understand how workers ‘get by’ and see the effects of recent welfare reform aimed to help them. Ehrenreich, over the course of two years, worked unskilled labor intensive jobs in three different cities. Frequently, just to afford bare living expenses, Ehrenreich had to possess two jobs, which took a toll of her health. After completing her stint as a low-wage worker, she comes to the conclusion that they are treated as disposable by employers, often being manipulated or threatened to be compliant about their meager wages
John Billington was born circa 1580 around Lincolnshire, England. Billington married his wife Eleanor in 1603 in England. John and Francis were their sons. The Billington’s were a poor family in England, so John jumped at the chance for a new life in a new world. The only catch was that they would have to work six days a week for “the company.” This contract lasted seven years, and gave all profit to the common stock.
From 1929 to 1939 the Great Depression turned people’s everyday lives into rough seeming to be never ending days of trying to find work and scraping up enough money to buy small unsatisfying amounts of food to feed their families. In Mildred Taylor’s Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, the Great Depression plays a vital role in the story because, both blacks and whites were suffering due to poor conditions (also lead to sharecropping), people started losing their belongings and jobs, and the whites still thought they were better than blacks. In Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Mildred Taylor writes, "Neither boy had on shoes, and their Sunday clothing, patched and worn, hung loosely upon their frail frames. "(Taylor 152). This quote from Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, shows that the boys didn’t have enough money to buy any decent clothes (or sometimes food) and this is how it was for many people, black or white.
Changes came in the 19th and 20th centuries some example are for women the right to equal pay is now written in law. Women traditionally ran the household, had children, were nurses, mothers, wives, neighbors, friends, and teachers. During periods of war, women were drafted into the labor market to do the work that had been traditionally restricted to men only. Following the wars, they lost their jobs in their version of the corporate world and had to return to domestic and service
Women have been struggling with discrimination for years, will it ever end? In the world we live in, there are places that have deemed it normal for a woman to have no rights regarding education, marriage, clothing, children, employment, and more basic human rights. Not only that, but there is violence towards these women who live their lives struggling daily to enjoy the rights that they do have. In Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, the central character Offred lives in The Republic of Gilead, an area that used to be known as Harvard University. In this dystopian society, the birthrate has plummeted and women are now valued for their ability to have children because the future of the society now relies on it.
Women started to gain rights in the mid to late 1800 's in the workforce throughout the country. ”The situation of many industrial workers required that all household members, including women and children, contribute to the family economy. A majority of families struggled to get by on low wages and unstable employment patterns. Among the 12 million families enumerated in the 1890 census, 11 million survived on less than $100 per month, around$2,500 in today’s dollars (Upchurch, 2009). The labor of women and children was essential to household maintenance and is included in his figure.
Her dad left her family with so much debts making her have to rent out the farm and work at Lowell. The factory offered high pay, but desired hard work in a poor conditioned area. This left many factory girls very sick, and almost causing them to die. Many girls started to protest, forming the petition.
We 'd moved in with my aunt for about a month and a half. With two small rooms, we 'd fit six people. My aunt and uncle were very gracious and kind to offer up temporary living spaces. After everything was settled in, the air changed and it was a matter of tolerating. As all families have different routines, ours didn 't mix so well with theirs.
1. Feminist Lens • Oppression – Indian women in this film did not receive the same treatment as men, especially when they become widows. Females as young as eight years are forced to find a husband as their families cannot not support all of their children due to their poor socio-economic conditions. However, when Indian females lose their husbands, they are often looked down upon as it was viewed as a sin for a woman to remain a widow. Widows are required to spend all their lives in an ashram, where living conditions are well below average due to a limited supply of food and other necessities.
By the time she was fourteen, she was writing directions for sailors’ whaling trips. She opened a school of her own when she was seventeen, but closed in 1834 when the Nantucket Atheneum library was founded, with eighteen-year-old Maria Mitchell as its first librarian. She and her father continued to conduct observations of the night sky. When her father was hired for a job as the cashier for the
She was described by recruiters being five feet tall with blue eyes, brown hair, and a fair complexion. Sarah told her family that she would be sending most of the money she earned to them to spend for themselves, she wrote them saying “I can get all the money I want,” She would receive thirteen dollars a month plus room and board for being a private in the Union army. Finally in October the volunteers left for Washington, D.C., where Wakeman would be on guard duty at the nation’s
Lebron still goes by his mom 's last name (James). He had a tough childhood growing up with very little support. His mother had many personal problems while raising Lebron. Some of these problems were brought from her mother 's death. His mother could never keep a job long so they moved from apartment to apartment.
Pt 's husband was in change of the finances and once he passed, she no idea how to balance her incomes and become too stressful for her. Patinet said her neihbors assist her with transportation to the store and MD appointments, however she has to pay them $100 a week. Patient stated she needs assistance with house chores, transportation and cooking meals. MSW connected local private caregiver, Donna and left message regarding pt 's needs for assistance within the home. MSW connected IHSS of San Berdentio county and spoke to an representive regarding a referral for caregivering assistance for Pt.
The jobs children did depended on their how old they were and their gender. Children in the US worked in large mines, glass factories, home industries, messengers, and more. The children here were treated like slaves. They did not get paid much at all. They also had to work all day long in the 1800’s.