However, the lower class women were treated like working tools with almost no respect and gratitude. Life of a high or middle class in the Victorian Era, women can be described as a possession or a treasure of the family. Mainly women was treated for love interest and they were transparency. Respected women could not be cast-off for delightful sex and physical exertion. Foremost, livelihood for women during that time was to get wedded and take care of household tasks in the
Being a woman is a task in its own; it takes more than having a female sex, and being able to reproduce. A woman is not just someone with a sway in her hips, grace in her walk, and having a rich voice. She is a conqueror, able to endure hardships, is not easily broken, patriotic, but most of all she is a protector. Even with all of these qualities women are looked down upon, and have to fight for things that should be giving to them. A woman 's heart is with her children even though she doesn 't have the right to them.
The husbands did not give the wives no rights of knowing the family income or sharing the certain household. The husbands would have power over their wive's income and property. The husbands made it difficult for the wive's to leave their homes or divorce because divorce was not an option, the wive's would have to immorality sin on their husband to be divorced. The women's that lives in the 1960's who worked accordingly their jobs were teachers, nurse, and secretary. Nevertheless the women's could not attend programs like medical school, they were kept out of any ordinary occupation of their choices, but in the 1960's there was a small amount of women that were doctors, lawyers and the women's where discrimination on their salary, therefore the man's salary was much higher and was not giving the women a fair partnership.
They were taught at home by their mothers” to show that women didn’t have an importance in education. If there was a masterpiece made by a women it was a big deal because most women had very low education expectations. The article “Education of Women in Ancient Greece” says, “There can be little doubt of the educational accomplishments of the women of ancient Greece” to show that women had little education expectations. Women were thought of lesser than men in education because women could not go to school and learn to do important
Oppression is the subjugation from one group to another group, and being depressed is being denied the human right to be equal. Equality should never be viewed as an unattainable ideal for any individual as no one is free while others are still oppressed. It is crucial to recognize that women also existed within civilization as the others, alongside Native Americans. This information is important to awknowledge when identifying that the others within society were outcasted not only due to their complexion, but also due to gender. In earlier times, women “had been taught to consider domestic duties as the first temporal duties of [their] sex” (Belasco and Johnson 670).
During the Puritan times gender roles in the society were very anti-feminist. Women were required to act as housewives and do womanly duties such as cook, clean, and take care of their children. Women had very little freedom as far as their rights were concerned also. Puritan writers, Anne Bradstreet and Mary Rowlandson both experienced the struggle of the anti-feminist movement. From their writings we see that they both were against anti-feminism and they tried their best to abandon the whole idea.
Thesis- Margaret Atwood criticizes what we all know and have, Women's Rights, but Atwood takes them away even the most important parts of all women, being able to own a house, or having a bank account, even being able to speak your mind. In The Handmaid's Tale everything was normal equal rights between women and men, and than all of a sudden women can’t own any property, bank accounts get shut down, you can't leave without permission, as well as getting cut from jobs. In the new government commanders wives have to wear blue, and the handmaids wear red, it keeps them apart from each other and as well as people knowing who's who. You could only say certain words, and some words are forbidden, “he’s said a forbidden word sterile” (p61). The wifes cant have babies so they bring in Handmaids to help.
Even the ornaments in the office and clothing of poodle and bulldog are described with the word “masculine” and “feminine”. The narrator’s description of Mrs. Malley, attitudes toward Mr. Malley, and jealousy of her husband hint at why the narrator is not self-assured of herself and her job: the writer. The narrator probably has no confidence in her profession because she does not have time or spend time to write because she has to take care of her family and no one approves her work. In 1962, when Munroe wrote story, women did not have a right to write novels, act, and work outside of house. All women had to be housewives and had no other choices.
She was the only person with the guts to not deal with people’s injustice behaviors. Back then women were not really contributing to society. Wilhelmina wanted to change that perspective, the world wasn 't ready for her at that time and her effort crushed her feelings. This
Hagar’s way of thinking about independence, personal goals and the capabilities of a woman were very innovative for the time. Being an educated and opinionated woman during this period was a threat that needed to be shut down by the dominant man. There was no place for an independent woman in society. Even though Hagar knew she could thrive on her own, constantly being told that she needed to be dependant on a man by not only her inner circle, but her society caused Hagar to feel inadequate or lost without a man to properly guide her. Eventually forcing woman like Hagar to become good house wives and live lives that they did not necessarily want for
Mary Wollstonecraft Breanne Charest English 100 Mary Wollstonecraft wrote for women, to prove realistic propositions that oppressed their ability to be equal among men. Woman had almost no say about their education, their choice of career path, or their rights as women. If a woman had limited access to education, she would be unprepared to educate her children – the worlds next generation. With limited resources to education and knowledge, and different views or morals, a woman could not explore options, nor could she educate her children to. Women were all expected to