This reflects a unique aspect of American Life where women were treated as lesser than their male counterparts even though they were very important to society. They played a large part in keeping their society going, but did not get any recognition in the form of power or respect. Women served as housewives, cooking, cleaning, and doing anything else necessary to take care of their husbands, children, and houses. Ulrich discusses how housewives “demonstrated the old proverb, ‘A man works from sun to sun, but a woman’s work is never done’ “ (Ulrich 67). Housewives play an essential role in the functioning of their family, but the sons of the family inherit the land instead of the
Being a young woman in America, I consider one of the greatest moments in time to be the years from early 1800s to 1920. This was a period in time where women fought not to just be in this world but to play a major part in its existence. However, to do this, they needed such things as the right to vote, own property, serve a jury, and even speak in public. This moment in time is recorded in our history books as the Women’s Suffrage Movement in America. This paper will take a look into some of the hurdles they had to leap at and important people who made major milestones along the way.
He would misuse and abuse her. During this time, people believed that women were only good at cooking, cleaning, or nurturing their children and couldn’t do much else. Because people thought this way, women were uneducated unless they were in the upper class. Wealthy women would sometimes have private tutors that would teach them.
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.
The story “Trifles” by Susan Glaspell demonstrates how women were treated in the 1900s; women have accomplished so much and are accomplishing women’s rights today; the women’s right movement demonstrates a change in woman’s roles, life, and future. Since the 1900s, women’s roles have changed tremendously. In “Trifles”, Mr. Hale states that “well, women are
World War II was one of the biggest factors in changing gender roles and the lives of women. It required women to support their households by leaving the physical home and going to work to earn an income. Before World War II gender roles were, for the most part, strict. Most women took on the jobs within the home while men played as the sole breadwinner. While WWII didn 't change this completely, it was the first time women were able to see they had more abilities than just their everyday cooking and cleaning.
The setbacks began during the American Civil War. The movement had lost momentum due to women turning their attention to help in any way they could with conflicts between the states due to the war. After the war was over there was yet another setback for women. At this time the issue of voting rights for black men was arising and became the focus of the society. This came in between the women’s rights movement.
Sixty years ago, women were simple minded, simply because that was what they were taught. Women were taught to aspire to be a housewife, mom, and cook, taught to be submissive to the “alpha” of the household. Men were in control, they received the education, made the decisions, and ran the businesses, women were simply there to take care of them. Gabrielle Kuse stated in A Comparison of Gender Roles, “Women who wanted more for themselves than staying home, cooking, and cleaning for their families were perhaps claimed crazy”. In the modern two thousand women have more options for their life now than ever, receiving and education is not frowned upon, but rather insisted upon.
Carol Berkin’s book, Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for American Independence, proclaims that the Revolutionary War was "the last great romance with war". It was more so a time of turbulence and disorder. The American Revolution did not discriminate against man or woman, class, race nor culture. The Revolution took a toll on the families during this time in history and it also made women important figures. Women were forced to take charge over their families and even on the battlefront.
Female leaders often rigorous evaluation than their male colleagues, and their advancement can depend on a higher level is not ready to implement the provisions on gender. While in the home, women are expected to perform all the household chores. Only few examples of women to follow and learn. Women themselves do not necessarily see themselves as leaders, partly because of the message of the media, education and family. Instead, Wonder Woman is one of the icons for all women to follow.
Women fought for so long to achieve equality and perceive the right to vote throughout history. They have been denied their right to do so multiply times labeling them as minorities and property. In this era women played the role of a house-wife that only stayed at home to obey their husbands and to take care of their children. Therefore, women were portrayed as weak and submissive beings who had a second-class role in the society. However, the restriction for them to vote led to them standing out for the rights they deserved.
242). Feminists who wanted equal pay and equal opportunity began shifting their opinions or becoming less aggressive in their efforts throughout the 1920’s. Cicely Hamilton said “we are retreating where once we advanced” (Kent, 1988, p. 239). There was no longer a place for the militant suffragettes of the WSPU in the interwar period. Britain had seen too much violence.