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.
It makes the others think that they are not good women, so people don’t want their sons to get married with them. Thus, these women want to get married with anyone as soon as possible. In short, these reasons are not right to get married, and they do not really love each other, so these marriages may not last. That is why the divorce rate increases in
Women then face a great responsibility in raising their kids for the fact the she don’t have a job for her to cater their needs. That is why these women have strived for gaining equality with men. Opportunities have been held back and were taken away from them just for a fact that they are women. It is because the society sees women and regarded as just for house keep and that they are not capable of doing such manly jobs. Feminism is a movement transitioning and attempting to make the world gender discrimination free and is allowing women to explore and be able to do things or discover the things they never were able to do
According to the text, Edna struggles to find her purpose in this society which seems to be holding her back. Edna’s encounters include two men she becomes romantically involved with, other than her husband who help Edna open up in some ways. Throughout the novel, Edna awakens to her purpose in life to only realize she is not strong enough to push forward so she commits suicide in order to avoid facing the failure of her own expectations. To start with, Edna’s marriage was revolved around what society asked for. She was not happy in her relationship or in her position as a mother.
Hostility may arise from many factors, but one major factor that caused conflict for Elizabeth was that she was a female ruler with no husband. This led people to think that she was weak and they tried to take advantage of that, but they failed. Elizabeth said, “I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king.” She said this because she didn’t need a king to help her rule; just because she was a woman, it didn’t make her any less of a
The majority of women in that period did not have the option to decide whether they wanted to get married or not, it was a necessity in order to survive. Once these women were married it was extremely difficult, if not impossible, to get divorced. Husbands could be having affairs with other women, or abusing their wives, and still divorce was considered a social taboo. As a matter of fact, many authors from this era used to address social issues, like the degradation of wives, in their writing. Most of the authors that wrote pro-feminist books, novels and/or articles were females, yet there were a few male authors like: George Gissing, George Meredith and Grant Allen, who also started writing about women’s issues and their struggles.
She tends to arouse controversy. Firstly, Patient Griselda represents other women as the weak and really hopeless creatures who do not have any rights and are totally dependent on the men. Without men's instructions and help they are not able to do some particular activities. It means that wives should be fully submissive to their husbands who do not show any respect for them. That is why, the acts of Griselda seem to be absurd.
Societies do not accept the idea of women being successful in their life and feel that women are a threat. In consequence we can see clearly how Erin Brockovich addresses many ideas as reversal of gender roles, sexual objectification, and inequality. Erin is mistreated and misjudged throughout the movie by men, and by her society for falling into a certain category, which is being a divorced woman. She is thus given a certain role, and is looked down upon by people, because to them she has failed the most important task in a woman’s life, which is to get married and stay married. It is thus a movie about self-awareness, and female
Further, men do not appreciate Daisy’s behavior, and the Aristocratic women do. For example, Mrs. Walker tries to prevent Daisy from walking with Mr. Giovanelli. Mrs. Walker says, "You are old enough to be more reasonable. You are old enough, dear Miss Miller, to be talked about. " According to Mrs. Walker, Daisy is not a good woman because she does not perform the role of women.
Her abilities and strengths are undermined. She had no freedom to express and share her desires and emotions with Mohan. Jaya chooses to be silent in spite of her urge to revolt. Generally a woman’s identity is defined only in terms of her relationship with her husband and it means virtually a woman does not have any identity of her