Women did anything and everything in their power to contribute to their causes. During the time of the civil war women were banned from fighting. Being a soldier was seen as a man’s job and not a role for a lady to do. In general women’s role at this time was to take care of the children, clean the house and cook for the family. Most women didn’t have jobs unless they were a school teacher or as domestic servant, but once they got married they were expected to no longer work.
Consequently, anything they owed were their husbands now, all earnings went to straight into their husbands pockets (Bonnie and Ruthsdotter). Besides from having no right in the eyes of the law, women also had many limitations regarding education and the workforce. Women were not allowed to enter many professions including medicine and law. Girls
This document written by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, demanded social status equality as well as legal rights, and the right to vote. The successes of the Women’s Suffrage Movement was that the 19th amendment granted women the right to vote. During this movement job opportunities were open to more women which also caused this movement to make working conditions better to work in and gave women a better paying wage. Women were also able to take birth control which worked on issues such as childbirth during the period. Although some failures during the movement were that men still did not see women as equal to them, and that they were incapable of owning property, this movement changed has changed the lives of women for the
Women had always been considered lesser than man, and had few rights compared to men. They were expected to stay home and nurture the family. In 1848, many women refused to allow their rights to be “compromised” and held the first women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York. One of these women was Elizabeth Cady Stanton. She played a huge role in the women’s rights movement and became one of its founders.
The Harlem Renaissance was a time of restoration for everyone involved. Each party gained something from the renaissance, the women were the most important factors. The women were so important because they took a stand, and stood with it. The women were more independent than ever. Women were able to attend college, to gain more knowledge.
Women could not go to work and make money, in the south they stayed at home and did work inside the house and cooked. “Mayella looked as if she tried to keep clean…” (Doc A; Chapter 18) All women had expectations to live by. Men in the 1930’s went to work everyday trying to make money so their family could survive.When Mayella's mom died Mayella had to take the role of being a mom because she was the oldest girl. That was hard for the Ewell’s because she was only 19 years old and she did not know everything about parenting. Then on the other side her dad raped her then he accused Tom Robinson of the rape.
In the 1960s women were limited in almost every aspect from their work place to their families. During this time period about 38% of women who worked mostly occupied the jobs as teachers, nurse, or secretaries. In 1962 a women by the name of Betty Friedan wrote a book called “The Feminine Mystique”. This book focused on college educated housewives who felt trapped in the system. Friedan shocked the world by contradicting the role of what a housewife is supposed to do.
The progressive era was a historical movement in time where extensive social activism and political reform were taking place all across America. If would be inadequate to say that one class of women, either the working class or the middle class, were affected more or less than the other by this era. They were both handing different forms of change and reform, but all of equal value. The working class women were piloting research, implementing reformation programs, attempting to increase wages, improve working conditions, and lobbying legislation to make positive changes. Amongst the working class women were many notable women that changed history.
All throughout history women have been the one to be seen as weak and unable to provide or seen as a minor thing compared to men no matter the race or color. The role of the women has always been to stay home in order to cook and clean for the husband for when he came from work, and to provide the husband with children which were used to help out with the labor around the house. Ever since before !972 women have struggled to get their voices heard, women were not allowed to vote or have freedom of speech. The majority of women didn't have the opportunity to get an education. They weren't accepted to work anywhere, unless it was a feminine job for example a seamstress or in a factory.
Treatment of women today has changed dramatically from that of the late 1800’s due to the Women’s Suffragette Movement. Several courageous individuals paved the way for the female generations to follow, each obtaining more rights than the previous. The suffrage movement, supported by some extremely brave ladies, ultimately allowed housewives the opportunity to be anything