Before the women’s rights movement gained momentum, women were treated unfairly, so they united together to fight for their rights. During the nineteenth century, women lacked many basic, human rights and were often belittled by men because it was believed they could not be as superior as them. Women were discriminated in law, religion, education, politics, and professions (Finkelman 405). Unfortunately, there is a lengthy list of rights women didn’t obtain. Once the reform movement began, however, abolitionist women realized their rights could be compared to those of slaves, and a few bold women decided to do something about the inequality of men and women (Finkelman 405).
Some are more well known than others and typically the men did receive more recognition than women. Women were restricted as to what they could paint. During this time, women artist were prohibited from exploring public spaces, and could not travel alone. This became a disadvantage for women, and they were limited to what subjects were around them in their homes. This might be why so many drifted towards Realism and Impressionism.
The image of the beautiful and caring mother has been celebrated since the Madonna and Child. Being seen as the pinnacle of feminine virtue, it has been used as a way to portray women in a positive and moral light. The self-portrait often shows the attributes of the painter that they wish to be seen. The self-portrait painter presents themselves to the audience. When a mother paints a self-portrait with her daughter she establishes and defines herself by her daughter.
In “Professions for Women”, Woolf uses rhetorical strategies to strengthen her argument. Woolf boosts her credibility by starting off with personal anecdotes of her occupation as a female writer. Imagery is used to allow the audience to visualize how the “Angel of the House” represents strict gender roles from society’s implications that confines the Woolf’s writing. An urgent tone is used to highlight the necessity of overcoming the phantoms that restrict women’s abilities. After the change from society and implications of gender roles, women have more opportunities to stand up for themselves, reflect on their accomplishments.
Gender inequality and discrimination in the field of education, media and politics in Assamese society From the ancient age women are said to be weak and fragile and not fit to work. They have been facing discrimination by the man and the society and they still facing and are fighting up against them. People do not realize what is it like to get a woman educated instead they keep her in the house and make her do household or do other work. Man are always said to be superior than women which is not true. Due the constant pressure by the society and belief system women are pressed down and this leads to gender inequality and discrimination.
Women lacked the freedom and independence they not only wanted but needed due to a society run patriarchal views that hindered the growth of women. Not only were they expected to reside in the home but women were also tied down through marriage with the expectation of blindly following their husband without challenging their authority. Kate Chopin’s short story, “Story of an Hour”, uncovers the chilling truth of how women were perceived to have longed and enjoyed marriage during the 18th and 19th century when in actuality many felt confined, trapped and imprisoned due to what society and men wanted them to do. The story reveals that the impending pressures of having to become a good wife and mother along with patriarchal societal oppression oftentimes pressures a woman into experiencing a psychological breakdown that can result in fatal consequences. Chopin begins the story with the protagonist, Mrs. Mallard, being told
Women in the Victorian Era People do not often talk about women before the 20th century. There are sometimes names thrown around of influential women, but women from the Victorian era are made to seem like they were either in the background with not much to them, or they had to be someone incredible to be taken seriously. However, women during these times were experiencing their fair share of hardships and were more complex than people have been lead to believe. Women in the Victorian Era had to deal with their society’s roles that they were given, how they were treated due to their social classes, the world of prostitution, and the never ending cycle of menstruation. All of these things made the women of this time more respectable than people
Women working wasn 't a topic usually discussed because women weren’t really allowed to voice their opinion on many topics that were important to them. This was seen as off putting and unacceptable. Men basically ruled women, women had to run every idea or opinion by their husband and nine times out of ten it wasn 't even really listened to or acknowledged. In the 60’s the movement came to a head, even so women were still thought to be too emotional for jobs of a man. Women were not taken seriously by men and rarely appreciated, just demeaned and seen as a lesser group of individuals.
Despite the fact that they were desirable creatures who provoked the attention of males all over the world, who’s beauty was appreciated and who’s input were vital when it came to keeping the household together and raising children; women did not have the ideal place in society. This was because they were seen as the weaker gender, they had to be satisfied with being ruled by males, and before the revolution of women empowerment, those who were feminists by heart had to suffer in silence. It was highly inappropriate for a woman to step out of line and in some countries such an action would even be punishable by death. The French constitution of 1792 banned women from public life, and Emperor Napoleon’s Civil code of 1804 was implemented in Europe, subsequently. This code denied women any legal rights and access to divorce, which meant that their husbands had control over them, confining them to a subordinate, domestic role.
As shown in the film, the home-based of women in the general public was diverse from our time. Certain women’s lives were very different during that era but it is impossible to have women as one body. During that time, there were the extraordinary group of people or the elite class, the middle class, and the lower class. For the high and middle class, women carefully were raised, well-educated and treated like a special case of the family. However, the lower class women were treated like working tools with almost no respect and gratitude.