Devoting their time to tending to their families, doing chores around the house and preparing meals, was the life of women in the 1900’s. Divorce was shamed upon and many women would become stuck in scorned marriages. If the marriage was too intolerable some committed adultery to cause her husband to divorce her (Swisher 186). After the divorce, she gave up her social standing and was seen as a disgrace to all other men. According to William E. Burns, in the nineteenth century,
When women realized this, they decided to go on strike and hold posters up in the streets that showed what they believed in. Quality jobs were limited for women, but especially during the Great Depression (Lewis). Women had to work even harder in the Great Depression to get quality jobs because jobs were limited in the first place. Men took jobs because they needed the money which made it difficult for the women that wanted to work and become self-reliant. This left women with the jobs that didn’t provide acceptable workspace.
During this period the countries that had participated in World War 2 were trying to re-build themselves and their economy. Women had met their equality target only with the failure of the Equal Rights Amendment. So many different groups were fighting for equality during this time. The second wave was highly influenced by gender equality women fought for this in order for their voices to be heard. The major victories the second wave produced was in the form of legislation designed to give women equal opportunities on the same level as men.
Most husbands did not like the idea of their wife being in the army with them because it was a “ man’s job”. Women who went with their husbands refused to stay home alone with the children. When women left home with their husband and they sent the children to a sisters house or to her mother house. Another women joined the war alongside her brother. The siblings parents had died when they were younger and they had been together since then.
Their parents allow them certain freedoms and the girls don't cross any boundary because of that. If they were told they had to do all of these strict things, then they might have ended up like Taslima. Their mother plays the traditional wife role at first, cooking, cleaning, taking care of the girls; but she soon has to take on the role of breadwinner after Abba is put in detention. She has to juggle the pain of being away from her family while working to be able to buy basic necessities. She is also able to assimilate by buying a big purple jacket that becomes a staple item in her wardrobe.
Both British and American armies were looking for young women to work for them as nurses, cooks, and maids (“American Revolution”). This almost unrestricted access to the camp granted many women from the opposing side the chance to join the men as seemingly patriotic women doing their part for the country, while inconspicuously working as spies. Females were considered innocent and non-threatening, and not intelligent enough to understand military strategy. This caused few generals to look deep into these women’s backgrounds even though they were using women in espionage work for their own armies (“American Revolution”). Some women would even spy for both armies at once.
Long before the Civil War era, a women’s role was to stay home, tend to household duties and to watch over the children. In the early 1800’s, women who married were stripped of their rights. A married women legally belonged to their husband and were expected to obey their husbands demands. Considering women were not allowed in the workforce or allowed to vote, they were segregated both politically and socially. Compared to the male role, this seems ethical wrong.
Sex discrimination is one of the “glass ceiling” for women that make holds them from career advancement. “Back in the 1960’s and the 1970’s, when women first entered the job market by the millions, females in male-dominated professions, like finance, kept quite about sexual harassment because they were afraid losing their job” (Driscoll & Goldberg, 1993, pp. 174-175). V: Conclusion: A. short-review: 1. Mostly gender roles have been assigned by the culture sensitive which is appreciate from the society and social norm which depends on the context that lead to have the different roles in society based by they gender since we born with, but women sometimes dissatisfy for their less heavy works which could change to make more impact and value for themselves and their family.
This print advertisement shows some signs of gender inequality, which this paper will examine, feminist theory. Feminism is defined as to “support of social equality for women and men” according to Macionis (2012). In addition, according to Gilligan (1982), Freudinan is simply one of many traditional thinkers who have viewed women as morally inferior to men (Mitchell, J. and S.K. Mishra (2000). The view of objectifying women are always their physical appreance especially their bodies throughout history especially in the fashion industry, diet, cosmetic surgery and many more.
Eleanor Roosevelt headed The Commission on the Status of Women issued a report in 1963, which found that in America discrimination against women did exist and laws needed to be introduced in order to achieve better gender equality. Introducing The Equal Pay Act in 1964 which saw both men and women entitled to receive the same amount of pay for the same work. In 1962, Helen Gurley Brown released Sex and the Single Girl and Betty Friedan released The Feminine Mystique in 1963, both critically important texts and brought realisation to the value of women having their own identities and careers. These two texts helped to inform women they could in fact find self fulfillment on their own terms, Brown focusing on the single girl who was free from the sexual