As a woman one would rather stay in Sparta than in Athens because the women of Sparta got to have sovereignty, mobility/status, rights and respect. The women of Sparta got greater independence than the Athenians because the Spartans believed that in spite of the person’s gender all Spartans had a responsibility to serve the warlike end of Sparta. Furthermore, Spartan women were taught to read, write and protect themselves, they were taught these things just so that they could be independent and so that they would not have to depend on men to do their work for them while they were at war, another reason was so that women could produce strong babies if they were strong. The women got their freedom in exchange of being warriors and guarding their properties. Spartan women were known for starting conflicts.
He told me I was his property; that I must be subject to his will in all things.” (doc 7) Men were never punished for their dreadful acts on female slaves. Most wives knew of their husband’s actions, but did little to stop them. The infidelity of their husbands made them jealous of the slave woman, so they did nothing to protect them against their husbands. Black and lower class females were instructed to imitate the practices of the Cult of Domesticity and Republican motherhood, but often could not due to their low social and economic
In ancient Egypt all women were considered house wives. Their main roles in society were to bare sons and take care of the household. Even though women’s jobs seem unimportant, men and women were both considered as equals in ancient Egyptian culture. In history, a few women were considered above men and had large impacts on Egyptian society. Why is this?
Basically stated that disloyal, sexual, and loyal women get treated differently for who they are. The only one Odysseus really cared about was getting back to his wife, that then continued to stay loyal for him, but he made so choices that he regretted but did it to get back to his wife. If he wouldn't of gone through the hard part with sexual and disloyal women before getting back to loyal he wouldn't of made it and he would of got portrayed by his suitors for taking his
If Lavinia stayed in her bed all day, she would not have to deal with her memories of the good days when everyone treated each other equally. Laudanum would also help her forget about her dour husband who did not respect her. Marshall sexually harassed multiple slaves, and Lavinia did not want to have to deal with those situations. My second question pertains to Lucy, Ben’s wife. Why is Lucy okay with Ben having an affair with Belle?
In “Hatshepsut, His Majesty, Herself,” by Catherine Andronik, she informs the reader about Hatshepsut and her role as an effective female pharaoh in ancient Egypt. One supporting detail of Hatshepsut’s effectiveness as a pharaoh is that she was a regent. In paragraph eight, the author tells us that a regent is “an adult who could take control of the country.” In addition, the author states,”...had been training for since her earliest days by her father’s side. Women had acted as regents for infants…” Because Hatshepsut had been ready for this job, and was familiar with Egypt, she was now regent for Tuthmosis III because he was not mature enough to rule. Further in the text, we learn that Hatshepsut assists Tuthmosis III, but she is starting
Now, rights of women are being fought upon every place in the world. Feminists say that there should be equal rights for men and women because everything a man can do, can also be done by a woman. Before, the women were more of a houseperson but now, we can see that a lot of women became anything a man can be. There are many women who work on a job that was just for men before. Soon enough, there will be a war on feminists and
During the time periods from the Middle Ages to the end of the eighteenth century, women’s roles began to change. This was still the time when people lived in a male dominated society, and women were subservient to men. Women were meant to be innocent and uneducated, or at least this is what men thought. Women were not allowed to engage in society. Only the husbands could do that, and the women had to be obedient to their husbands.
She wanted “husbands [to] know that their wives had sense like them. They see, and smell, and have palettes for both sweet and sour” (4.3.105-107). Emilia was speaking up for other women and wanted their husbands to know that their wives are also humans, and have the same emotions that men do. Women were supposed to be obedient and have no opinion, but Emilia disobeyed these rules and openly expressed her opinions. No male during this time would have suspected anything similar to this of their wife, but the fact that Shakespeare even wrote about it hints to readers that Shakespeare may have believed in equality for women.
John Adams would be safe from battles, while a few would break out near their farm. One of her more famous letters would discuss how John Adams should remember the ladies in forming the new government. ”Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could. If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation.” Although she had great influence on her husband’s decisions, he would ultimately forget about the ladies.
I personally believe that she had some evidence and her argument really made me think twice o and made me think why women are judged so much and she was also definitely true in her argument. But, then there can also be raised a point that she judged the whole society by a women’s perspective and by interpreting few ladies at a conference. I think she did not write about the opposition and about men’s perspective. Time has changed now and men are also judged on their appearance and they reflect their personality, occupancy and different things. I could say that her argument definitely had a point on women but I believe that times have changed a lot these
The security of them both was real close Nanny made sure that she had someone to keep janie with and made sure that she was not in the way. Nanny thought janie was safe with joe because she liked joe and thought they was perfect for each other she did it to make nanny happy. She didn 't want to marry joe but it was for her. Nanny has high hopes that Janie will marry and be a legitimate wife. And...that 's it.
They wanted to be treated equal so they made sure that they were. I feel like nowadays, women are scared to speak up. Both the women in Beowulf and the women in the Anglo-Saxon society are very similar to the women now and I’m glad that I was able to be alive in the time period where women were treated almost as equally as the
I really enjoy acting and would like to do that. There are two things that would make me not want to be an ancient Greek, and that is if I were a woman and if I were not a citizen. Women in ancient Greece were not held as equals to men. In Greece, it was the father’s obligation to make an appropriate marriage for their daughters, so that meant that in most cases women were married very young to people they didn’t really know. There was little concern for the women in these relationships.