Each women being individualistic in nature often had individual opinions about things, each of them had their own set of problems and explanations for not turning up for weekly area meetings for forming SHGs. In fact there were times when women training groups would form but break within a week or so due to personal conflicts. But despite so many challenges, CRH mobilizers made it a point to go to the communities and start afresh, by convincing and manipulating the women all over again to come and participate in the area meetings. All these challenges reflect the very essence of community organization practice; as a matter of fact it is only through overcoming such challenges one could master the practice of community
For most of history, we have lived in a patriarchal society, where men have been the rulers and the leaders. Women in general have always been second in society, especially women of color. During the colonization area, women were going to the new homeland to start a new life for them and their families. The gender norms of the time were to be the husband was the bread winner and went out and the women stayed home and took care of the children. Throughout this colonization time, certain women were challenging their status quo and paving the way for more women to have more rights in society.
Lena Younger (also known as ‘Mama’) is portrayed as the matriarch figure of the Younger family. Since her husband, “Big” Walter Younger died, she has become, “the center of her family 's life and controls many of the interactions of the other family members… such as the economic decisions”. (Bloom) She is religious, moral, and always ready to give advice to her children and grandchild. However, it’s her traditional and conservative way of thinking that leads to many disagreements with the other characters. While Mama “represents the traditional prescribed domestic role assigned to the women of her generation”, her daughter-in-law Ruth Younger represents “a generation in transition”.
They were not allowed to talk to strangers making it hard for them to escape. There are many instances when Betty and her daughter are playing and laughing when other Iranian men and women give them a dirty look. Betty and Mathob are in another fix when they have to follow the dress code which they are not used to and hence get yelled at when they dress up wrong. All women in Iran have grown up with this tradition and style of living and have accepted their faith of being the weaker sex and ready to accept the yelling and violent behaviour of their husband. But Betty lived in America her whole life and knew what freedom and equal rights were and had experienced it firsthand.
A male centred society and the patriarchy were once again being accepted as the norm and perpetuated. Women’s opportunities were severely limited, and her narrative was prescribed to her. Gloria Steinem was born the granddaughter of a committee member of the National Woman Suffrage Association, so activism and women’s rights had been tackled in her family far before she was born. Steinem’s parents split up early on in her life, resulting in her mother’s financial instability. Steinem later accredited her mother’s inability to keep a job to the hostile attitudes towards women in the workspace.
She was blinded by power for she wants her daughter’s future to be secured and she was longing for a man in her life when she said that she was alone for too long. Carmen represents women who are disempowered and weak. Second, we have Ofelia. Ofelia is a
Living their life in a convent or nunnery was no longer an option to remain single as a result of the dissolution of the monasteries. Therefore, the only alternative to marriage for Elizabethan women of the lower classes was domestic service. Those women who did not marry or haven’t married were thought about by their neighbors as witches and were subject to suspicion. Due to this, all Elizabethan women would be expected to marry, wives were regarded as “property” of their husbands and the women were expected to get married and be dependent on the male population all their life. Though the role of women in the present is still not equal as that of men, the role of women has immensely changed over the generations.
When the doctor attends her, he mentions that “She is illustrating the fall of her house” (p. 97 l. 31). The fall is the apparent turning point in her life since all hope is out, she has failed her purpose, and her daughters are now nothing but “tramps, [and] whores” (p. 97 l. 46) in her eyes. Sharon saw her main purpose in life as getting her daughters to the altar as virgins, and on her deathbed her last words even are, “I’ll get them to the altar as virgins” (p. 98 ll. 14-15). She is apparently still fixated on the thought that she has failed in life and she seems very penitent because of
That is the reason why women have the ability to do anything they can to sustain a disrupted family. Women do what is possible for the needs of the family to be met, they sacrifice their lives, jobs, and social life in order to mould their children. Even when men run away from their duties of taking care of their children financially and emotionally, women are there to take
When they turn into business they have to face tremendous problems for every success. Despite effort is made by them they must be recognized positively and they faith to withstand by themselves. There are many challenges for women in the Indian setup broadly divided into social, financial, domestic, policies etc …some of which are discussed below. • One of the core duties of women in India is to take care of the family members, leaving little time for business activities. Woman entrepreneurs have to make a perfect balance between household and business activities especially if she is married.