In “The Latehomecomer” Yang’s family struggles to make enough money and are poorer than others. There is evidence in “The Latehomecomer” that says, “ We had been looking for houses a long time -some we had liked well enough; most we couldn’t afford.”(54) This quote shows that Yang and her family are struggling to make enough money for a new house. Also, Yang’s parents changed their work shift, so they would get a nominal increase in their wages. This connects to how the Greasers in The Outsiders live in a poor neighborhood and also struggled to earn enough money. Evidence that reveals this in The Outsiders is, “ We’re poorer than the Socs and the middle class.” The Greasers are poorer than others and have to work hard to make as much money as they can.
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.
The children are attached, but only on a “superficial level” (Robin). Furthermore, studies have shown that foster children have a higher chance of severe insecurities and attachment disorder (Harden). These disorders cause complications in future relationships. The long-term negative effects of this is the foster children maintain their suspicious and untrustful manners which makes it difficult for new bonds in relationships to form (Robin). As a result of attachment issues foster children tend to feel uneasy in the home they are placed in.
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.
Typically, society and family are the forerunners on what is believed by each new generation, leaving little room for change. Having a system based in tradition could, and most likely will, result in poor outcomes. Traditionally, women are seen as the weaker sex, the homemaker. This began to pose a problem when there became need for women to go out and find work in order to keep their families and themselves alive. Within the United States, immigration played a role in this.
These traditional roles have created a stronger stereotype, which exist until date. In a lot of places it is still of the opinion that the woman should be a homemaker and a mother, and the man should be earning the money to support the family. Such outdated notions reflect in certain judgments, in particular the one delivered in Kramer v Kramer. The reason why I was not particularly happy about the verdict was because of the nature of the mother itself. In my viewing all, I saw was someone who was in a bad state of mind and needed to break free.
Women struggled to be treated as equals when trying to qualify for federal programs. Social security benefits were structured around the idea of a male breadwinner and a dependant housewife. (Ware). Much of society believed that women could not possibly be the head of the household and therefore it was much more difficult for women to get the help they needed in the depression. Even though many people believe that the need for feminism died out it was still needed in the 1930s to help the women with jobs.
It directly affects how much- or how little- her pension and social security payments will be. Getting old often means becoming poor- for many women and people of color” (Castro). The Wage Gap is not healthy and affects a woman’s financial stability in the future, especially now that many women are the sole providers for their family. The Gender Wage Gap does not only affect women but a country 's economy as a whole. In an interview with the Huffington Post, Heidi Hartmann advances the argument that eliminating this imbalance and equalizing pay between men and women could have a positive effect on the American economy.
This really shows that people really do believe that it’s the womens fault for not making the same amount as men. That because most women want a family and obviously men don’t, women work less hours than men to maintain a “mom life”. So have women really for all these years, not been working as hard or as long men simply because
Liberal feminists argue that women have the same capacity as men for moral reasoning and work habits, but that patriarchy, particularly the sexist division of labor, has historically denied women the opportunity to express and practice this reasoning. These dynamics serve to shove women into the private sphere of the household and to exclude them from full participation in public life. Hence, gender inequality is a hazard not only to the highly capable, talented and deserving women but also to the economy as a whole. Both awareness of the existing gender inequality and implementation of policies that address gender inequities need to be strengthened. Reducing the amount of time women spend on unpaid work is also essential.