This essay will compare and contrast the role of women in Alexandria and Pompeii. The Roman Empire regarded males higher than they valued female children, with a daughter’s chances of being reared being less than her brother’s . If a father decided his new-born daughter was not to be reared, there was no law to prevent him from offering it to the Gods by exposing the child on a mountain, leaving the child to die, in hope that it would be rescued by a wealthy family or raised in service2. The sex ratio found from the tombstones in both Alexandria and Pompeii indicated that there were more adult males in the population1, which indicates that selected infanticide occurred, with more males reared than females. However, this under-commemoration of females could be indicative of the Roman valuation of males over females, since in general, a population should have an equal number of males and females.
In fact, Song Dynasty is seen as a high point for women property point in China, further challenging Confucian traditional patrilinality. In a first place, it is important to understand the importance of property in that period to maintain elite status: the dowries of young brides often determined whether a woman entered her marriage as a principal wife or as a simple concubine. The new law protected the inheritance rights to daughters under various conditions, they also protect wife’s properties during marriage and after widowhood. Another important factor is the spread of literacy and printing of law books which allied people to got to courts more easily. Some records shows that female of all ages and social classes initiating lawsuits related to property rights during the Song
Not Your Typical Woman Imagine going back to the years 1558-1603. During this time period, you would have to submit to males, you are considered the weaker sex. If you were lucky enough, you would be able to receive a limited education if your parents could afford it. If your parents could not afford an education, you focused on house chores. When it was time to get married, your parents would choose someone for you to marry, even if you didn’t actually love your future husband.
Comportment texts portrays women as submissive, virtue and moral individuals that since childhood were trained to absolutely obey their fathers and future husbands.However, this differs with the insight reality of medieval women. In the shipman's tale females convey the roles of materialistic and sexual object beings.Chaucer illustrate medieval women as ambitious individuals that seek equality in male homogeny society, and belong to high social status. In the Shipman's tale The wife represents a materialistic and unhappy wife with her husband ( the merchant). The wife is discontented with the the merchant due to his unwillingness to buy her expensive clothing and jewelry.So, She is manipulative and capable of doing anything for monetary gain.That is why her decision of sleeping with the monk that borrow her 100 francs to buy clothing.Chaucer at some point satirize the image of women in general for their attempts to gain power during Medieval times.The fact is that during the Middle Ages, Women were seeking social equality with men. Since women lived in a patriarchal society whose roles were to obtain absolute control over women, they had to slowly strike with the problematic of gender roles.
What is meant by this is that, this tale shows some of the many tasks that women of that time were expected to complete, such as, work in the kitchen, run errands, and overall just work continuously to provide for their families; as well as how they were expected to act. The tale further emphasized the importance of power relations, and how they were able to help or hurt the sex that was supposed to be obeying them. By
In the Ancient world, much like today, each society exercised, according to their custom, different treatment towards women. Today, unlike in the Ancient world, women enjoy more freedom, rights, and equality. In this essay, the status of women in ancient Egypt will be compared to the status of women in ancient Rome. Academic sources will be relied on to provide the necessary actualities when one investigates ancient lives and cultures. The legal status of women in society, the different roles that each unique nation’s women played, and the possible education permitted and occupations available to these women will be discussed, as well as, their domestic atmospheres will be critically compared in this short essay to demonstrate the different treatment (if there were a difference) of women in both these imposing periods of ancient history.
She aligns to the belief that money can buy happiness, suggesting wealth as the sole yardstick for true contentment, which reflects the shallow practical beliefs of the Victorian society then. Furthermore, marriage then was centered around the idea of the practical benefits. Mary callously wishes that Edmund’s elder brother, Tom, would die after becoming critically ill, so that Edmund would be able to inherit the baronetcy and estate and forming a union with him would result in Mary having a share at the wealth. This very materialistic and practical mindset plagued many people then, who valued the practical advantage over love as a basis for marriage. It trivialises marriage as an institution
In Greece, there was a law which made young women very unhappy. According to this law, a father was able to choose a man as a husband for his daughter and the daughter had to agree to marry this man, or die. One day, an old man, Egeus entered with his daughter, Hermia, and her beloved Lysander, and her suitor Demertius. Hermia was in love with Lysander, but her father wanted her to marry Demetrius. Lysander told that he was as good and as rich as Demetrius, but Egeus wouldn’t listen.
This, once more, points towards an attitude that judges women for their sexual output and attractiveness alone. The old woman would be incapable of the two things her sex is desired for; procreation, and the sexual pleasure this would require. She uses the rhetoric of reason to get her young husband to love her, yet her premise rests on her position as someone who has lost beauty and is placed at disadvantage. The old woman begins to ‘selle’ her virtues of faithfulness , and in this she commoditises her identity and establishes once more the hierarchy of husband and wife; and the position of the wife as someone inferior to her
Further, to add to this, is the supposition that woman is a penis envy, where woman from the beginning is morally inferior to men. Freud asserts that in woman, while she is a girl and has discovered the absence of penis in her body, would feel envious. She is hurt on the fact that she cannot be like her father, a figure that she thinks is in power because of having penis. In here, Freud said that a girl develops Electra complex , she wish to be identified to her father that in the absence of penis, she would now opt to have a male child in the intention of “gaining” penis to compensate in her inferiority. Her desire towards her father has shifted to men in general where she becomes passive to
Women later on started to figure out their own strengths that helped guide them in life. “Money is power for women” (Tzemach Lemmon 225). Some strengths included a talent like sewing beautiful dresses. Other strengths included courage and the ability to stand up for one another, friends and family. These strengths helped gain money for young and old women.
It could be argued that without the public image and support of the women many of the Julio-Claudian men would have been unable to be as successful as they were. Certainly, in the case of Nero, it could be convincingly argued that it was only because of his mother that he was able to gain the principate. Even though, Agrippina the Younger never held any political office her power and influence made her son emperor. However, Nero wanted to show that he was emperor in his own right and this could be directly connected to his demise as without her support he could not support himself. The imperial women of the Julio-Claudian principate where all Odysseus’ in
Haralovich states, “In her value to the economy, the homemaker was at once central and marginal” (Haralovich 70). Basically, women’s labor in the home was highly valued and was given social satisfaction by consuming products to live the suburban American dream. However, women roles from today have changed due to the shift in gender roles in the American society. The “Study Date” episode of Good Luck Charlie is a perfect illustration of an ideal wife and women in today’s society. For example, Amy has to work, take care of her family, by cooking and cleaning.
This does not make sense, because the fetus does not have feelings or a life until they are outside the uterus. Society still insists that fetuses are superior to the mother, which is false. A bill has been revived that has banned abortion after the twentieth week of pregnancy, and most of Americans support it ("House Republicans"). This bill is still in effect and should be taken into consideration based off of the improvements in women’s rights and abortions. Another point is late-term abortion specifically is wrong because the fetus is more developed at the twentieth week, which is defined as late-term, and can be identified in sex and if there are any complications; therefore personifying the once small fetus.
Those who are more liberal, are voting for modifying or abolishing this law, mainly because it is as Trump said, a “magnet for immigration”. Many republicans believe that expectant mothers are illegally traveling into the United States to deliver their baby in hopes of a better future. One out of every twelve newborns, or about 340,000 babies per year, are children of illegal immigrants (http://www.pewhispanic.org/, August 11, 2010). Another motive to abolish birthright citizenship is because in the amount of money it would save taxpayers and the benefits that would come with that.. First, there would be a decreased amount of health care costs that would be absorbed, and second, social programs would have more money in their budget to use