African American women who choose this field of work were almost always undervalued, underpaid, overworked and in most cases unprotected. Some domestic workers also had to face abuse and maltreatment. The work was hard, but there was only little these employed women could do. Women depended on the low paid wages and most of the time had to accept these forms of treatment, since there were no laws for wages or working conditions in the domestic service. “It tends to be perceived as something other than regular employment, as not fitting the general framework of existing labour laws despite the fact that its origins go back to the "master-servant" relationship.” (ILO, 1).
Consequently, anything they owed were their husbands now, all earnings went to straight into their husbands pockets (Bonnie and Ruthsdotter). Besides from having no right in the eyes of the law, women also had many limitations regarding education and the workforce. Women were not allowed to enter many professions including medicine and law. Girls
Wives: Then and Now For centuries, women have been deprived of an education, considered inferior to men, and have been thought of as weak. Only during the last two or three centuries have women started being granted equal rights to those of men. Since the start of society, most women have been deemed unable to provide for their families, apart from carrying out domestic tasks. Today’s wives are drastically different compared to those of previous times, which is why in this essay, the responsibilities, the rights, and actions of today’s wives will be compared to those of the 19-20th century. Firstly, around the 20th century, there were few wives who went to work, as they were supposed to stay home and do domestic tasks, like: cooking, cleaning,
During the 1930s it was a very difficult time for everyone. Many women who did not have a job were in a way forced to find a job because their husbands were laid off or suffered from a wage-cuts and couldn't support their families financially(). In other situations, men just walk out on their families and left the mother with no support. () Women in the 1930s were supposed to be home stayed moms; basically, that was staying at home taking care of the children, maintaining a good home, dress well for their husbands, cook, and set the table attractively. () For many women that were not a choice, they could have.
However within the novel this is definitely not the case. Many people share many wives treat them all as objects. Many a times, women are not educated in the slightest manner and are only taught how to do basic chores such as cook and clean. They are seen as prized objects who hold no worth other than to do house chores. In fact,”Men saw it as an insult that their daughters had to leave home, attend school, and work alongside men”(Hosseini 136).
The Feminist Movements For many hundreds of years, women had fought to gain social justice while seeking for a fair role in the society. Since the history had recorded, women had always been depicted as inferior race or even property; especially when comparing with the strong male, female was never consider as equal human being but a symbol of minority. With no voice and position, women were simply been excluded from the society and communication. They faced discrimination in work place, oppression under traditional image and even degradation in home. In general, women were destined to take care of all the domestic works while the men were responsible to work outside and support the whole family.
The reason being is that the environment around them was filled with gangs, shootings, violence causing numerous of individuals do not feel safe, vulnerability and the majority of those around them were also living in poverty. These factors are the ones contributing or preventing them from actually moving forward in trying to change as the grandmother stated that when they have friends or family over they ask her, “Why do you live like this” Why do you stay here?” to which she replies “I got no other choice. You are not there because you want to be there.” In addition, since they would be considered to be in a part of the lower class that means that they would have a limited amount of resources that would have still prevented the women from achieving as much as they did. This is presented or shown with the discontinuation of the welfare program along with the women not having much education to help them get a well-paying job
However the change, women were still oppressed and had very few rights, they had yet to even have the right to vote and take part in the government. This patriarchal domination was exactly what Edna resented about society. Edna had also come from Kentucky, as state that represented a culture much different than that of the Creole’s and Chopin points out this juxtaposition multiple times throughout the novel saying, “Mrs. Pontellier, though she had married a Creole, was not thoroughly at home in the society of Creoles” (Chopin 12) As she continued to search for independence and freedom from the constraints of her marriage, motherhood, and social expectations, she came to a loss. She soon realized that she could make a decision for herself and that was ultimately her decision to end her life, a decision that she felt would lead her to the independence and fulfillment that she so
Loneliness within Societies The 1930’s was a time of segregation. Many people were discriminated against because of their race, gender, disabilities and occupations. At this time, many people were migrant workers because they could not get jobs because of their race. In John Steinbeck’s fiction novel Of Mice and Men, George and Lennie were discriminated against. They were not able to have families or many friends because they were always moving from farm to farm.
In Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, nearly every character is discriminated against and it's had a lasting effect on their lives. Whether it's from being a woman, old or disabled it's made the characters dependent on others and overall lonely. Lennie, Candy and Curley’s wife all experience inequity from people who want to use them for personal gain or to make themselves feel better. Another person discriminated against is Curley's wife, who doesn't even have the honor of being named. With her controlling husband and being the only woman on the farm, Curley’s wife is constantly ignored or dismissed,“ Well you keep away from her, ‘cause she's a rat trap if I ever seen one.
This resulted in women being unable to advance financially in society and being dependent on their husbands. Many women were subjugated to working in factories that produced clothes, war parts, and car parts. These jobs were not very secure, were unsafe, and paid very little for long days. A family would not have been able to live off of such a small income. Although many opportunities have been spread to women of
The Middle East has long struggled to show their women the rights and freedoms offered to most other women of the world. The struggle to gain equality amongst men has been unsuccessful as women today are still oppressed. They’re forced to cover the bodies and sometimes their faces, they can’t leave their homes without the company of a man, and they aren’t allowed to receive an education usually past middle school. These are just some of the things women are forced to deal with. Despite these restrictions seeming cruel and pointless, there are people who support this, including women.
For example, women struggle with upward mobility due to the household responsibilities that are perceived as woman duties. If a woman has a child, this takes her away from work and thus affects her mobility to move up. Another example is the lack of mobility for blacks due to their life circumstances. “Blacks themselves feel that their path to occupational attainment is made more difficult by the lack of decent available jobs for which they are qualified, the concentrated poverty of their neighborhoods, and their lack of social contacts in the inner city” (Hurst, Pg. 347, 2013).