Women were believed to be the civilizing force, taking care of the children and home, and that society could not survive without them (Moran). Due to this sexist ideology many women didn’t get jobs due to the hostility they would face from the rest of society. This causes a problem during the depression when may families could use all the money they could get. The Women’s Bureau asserted that wives who held outside jobs were destroying the
The women are treated as if their welfare is unimportant because women are thought of as a mere decoration to the society and are considered useless enough to not pay any attention to. Another evidence, according to Hosseini (2007), “ “...You are not able to think like we can. Western doctors and their science have proven this, This is why we require only one male witness but two female ones” ” (p.390). This proves how
This is revealed when Mrs Birling says, ‘As if a girl of that sort would refuse money’ alluding to Eva Smith. By referring to Eva Smith as ‘a girl of that sort’, Mrs Birling stereotypes Eva to be a typical working-class girl, struggling to make a living with no morals. The fact that she would not ‘refuse money’ suggests that Mrs Birling assumes that she has no self-respect or dignity because she doesn’t have an abundant amount of money. This reveals that due to her socio-economic class, Mrs Birling is prejudiced against her and views her with contempt. This is further established when Mrs Birling continuously refers to Eva and her colleagues as ‘girls of that class’ or ‘a girl of her position’ throughout the play.
However, she claims that because class was invisible in the girls ‘social life, the school blame their sexualized style, their rejection of prep’s values and their lack of school success for their class differences. Most important, Bettie claims that the lack of cultural capital also affected the working class girls because it intersected with their race and gender to influence their class futures. For example, Bettie argues how upwardly mobile girls had to performed whiteness and the school sanctioned femininity just to possessed the prep’s dominant cultural capital. At the same time, girls who didn’t possessed cultural capital were victims of generalizations and stereotypes that affected their class outcomes. As a result, many of the working class girls were destined to follow rough paths or the same low paying jobs as their
This changed view of women came about due to progressive technology, little knowledge on women, and keeping them from freedom. Due to technology, women weren’t as needed to work with their husbands out in the fields, so their roles evolved to domestic chores. These domestic chores in turn kept the men from knowing about women's jobs, such as caring for the children, creating an atmosphere of mystery around them. The fact that women were always so close to childbirth and medicine for the family also helped to create the perception of magic, leading to the Salem Witch Trials. Keeping women locked up and away from society also contributed to the increasing negative views of women as they began to act out without freedoms.
The themes the authors write show that both women were very underappreciated mainly because women are not look up to in the time when the story was written. Another is the symbols the authors use to show how the roles for women in society were.
Sexism has been an immense problem for as long as one can remember, but it was strongest during the time of the 1960’s. Women were especially oppressed when it came to education, and a career. The expectations were set relatively low, as a woman’s stereotypical status was to allot their lives mostly to the family, and partially to the upkeep of their household. Stockett and Cisneros both show that back then, to aspire beyond this was considered completely out of the ordinary, and was deeply frowned upon. Today, sexism still continues, but in different, more discrete ways.
The Yellow Wallpaper, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and The Orphanage, directed by J.A Bayona, are both female driven stories, and due to a lack of dominant female roles in books and television, these pieces are statements of our society. The 19th century had few feminine rights and strict gender roles. A time when a large population of women were thought to have a form of mental illness, and due to a lack of medical knowledge were vastly mistreated. The lapse in medicinal science, in combination with extremely sexist ideologies caused further harm to come to women than help. The Yellow Wallpaper, with a nameless female Narrator, depicts how women seen as unwell were treated in the 1900’s.
Rebollo Page 1 Throughout history there have been time periods in which people were not treated fairly but does that necessarily have to have an effect on how you carry yourself? In Kate Chopin’s The Awakening, the main character faces oppression during the 1890s because of the fact that she is a woman. Being a woman during this time was hard because the expectations were ridiculous but Edna’s attempt to break free was pathetic. Pathetic may be considered as a strong word but it fits Edna well because her actions were a sad excuse for an attempt at life. Just because society looks down upon you does not mean you can’t prosper.
Girls and women who are poor, live in remote areas, are disabled, or belong to minority groups continue to lag behind. Too many girls and women are still dying in childhood and in the reproductive ages. Women still fall behind in earnings and productivity, and in the strength of their voices in society. In some areas, such as education, there is now a gender gap to the disadvantage of men and boys. Gender inequality is seen at the very highest level, with women underrepresented in government decision making positions.