Women were believed to be the civilizing force, taking care of the children and home, and that society could not survive without them (Moran). Due to this sexist ideology many women didn’t get jobs due to the hostility they would face from the rest of society. This causes a problem during the depression when may families could use all the money they could get. The Women’s Bureau asserted that wives who held outside jobs were destroying the
According to Ware: “Women who sought relief or paid employment risked public scorn or worse for supposedly taking jobs and money away from more deserving men.” Ware goes on to show why this idea was flawed. To begin with, many women were the sole source of financial support for themselves or their families. Furthermore, the jobs that women mainly got were in what we now consider traditionally women work, such as nurses, or sectaries. This influx of women in the workplace managed to both upset and reinforce the status quo. While women flooded the workforce and in many cases became the main breadwinner of the family, the jobs that they had were in traditionally female areas, and thereby helped reinforce what was viewed as feminine jobs and what was viewed as masculine jobs.
Families barely scraped out a living, some having to separate to just survive. Women were not treated as equals and were not respected as of today’s women. Today’s women have advanced some much since the medieval time. The medieval time was very dark for the weak lower
Women were forced to take jobs that hadn’t been taken by men such as schoolteachers. This shouldn’t have been the case; women can do just as good of a job as men working jobs like farming. African-American women were also discriminated against; they would take jobs as maids and servants. It is horrifying that women would be treated like they could do nothing; it must have been very frustrating. Although many women did not question that way of life, there were some who hated it.
A haunting reality is that women are considered lesser than men on a daily basis. Rape culture is a serious issue that is hindering women and girls at school or in the workplace. Dress-codes are creating a halt in girls’ education and women are not being paid the same amount for the same work. Although women may get hired more often in the case of wearing more revealing clothes to a job-interview, it is truly disturbing that women only have the same opportunity when they are seen as sexual objects. Rape culture in the education environment and the workplace needs to stop.
For centuries, women have been exploited by the society. Events of women being prohibited from doing things like voting or working and being forced to behave the way it is considered to be socially acceptable have been jotted down in history. Until today women are still viewed as the weaker sex. In some countries, women are regarded less than human and are treated like slaves. Khaled Hosseini goes into the oppression of women in his novel A Thousand Splendid Suns.
It’s 2017 and yet women still don’t get paid the same amount as men. The gender wage gap is a blatant act of sexism in which women get payed 80 cents to a man’s dollar. So why is it that work done by women is still valued less in modern day society? The answer when asked is women put in less hours in the office or the gender wage gap is just a myth. The gender pay gap is a very real thing happening in majority of the workforce.
The years after the ratification was arduous for women. Many women preferred the traditional roles because it was all they had known. Not to mention, the Great Depression forced many to transition back into housewives. Also, headstrong men were intimidated by the challenge of dominance; therefore, resulting in prejudice. All of this to say, the struggles these women endeavored made it possible for the women in modern society to be regarded as sagacious and independent.
The fact also arises that women not only suffer from lack of recognition for the work they do in households but also for their work in their jobs. Women work as much as men, if not more. When both paid and unpaid work such as household chores and caring for children are taken into consideration, women work longer hours than men—an average of 30 minutes a day longer in developed countries and 50 minutes in developing countries. This is known as second shift, where women not only work at their jobs but also come back home and complete their household chores. However their contribution remains minimum due to unequal wage pay and lack of consideration given to household chores.
So I’m going to try my best. But my skills that I have, my skill sets and interactions with others have lead me to where I am today.” As for me, I have heard about women getting looked down at in management and not getting taken seriously just because of the stereotypes women in management have. Mrs. Cosgrove goes on to explain that women in leadership roles have stereotypes about not having the capability of succeeding due to having certain personality traits like friendliness and motherly traits and not knowing how to be confident enough to respectfully command. I have always believed in equality. Being a certain gender has nothing to do with capability