Since there was many educational opportunities for women it began to lead more and more women to find their potential meaningful of their individual professional career. Also women 's salaries increased but not to the amount that men received. Even though women did not quite make as much as men do, it still felt like a huge accomplishment because it was much better circumstances than they had before. In 1972 the Equal Rights Amendment passed which lingered around congress for nearly fifty-five years. The wording of the ERA was simply understood: “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.”
Some of these rights were gained by laws such as the Equal Rights Amendment, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. Women have been oppressed since the beginning of time and, although gender equality is on the rise, are still being subjugated
Hundreds of thousands of females gained access to a wide range of jobs, such as working in engineering industries, offices, working as postal workers, and bus drivers. In addition, some women are taking on jobs in the war itself. Are women the ‘weaker sex’? Women’s contribution to World War I has made a positive impact on politicians and the general public.
Some of these effects were the Seneca Falls Convention and the impact the women involved made to start the movement, the 19th Amendment that gave women a voice in politics, and the Equal Pay Act that ended discrimination against women in the workforce and granted them equal pay as men for the amount of work. Even today, the Women’s Movement still affects us by being able to vote, own property, go to college, get amazing jobs, being equal to your partner in a marriage, and even being able to support yourself without a partner. Women are now able to do a lot more than what they could have done in the early 20th
(Tebbetts,Terrell). They had the opportunity to actually work in factories, clubs, and several other places. The Harlem Renaissance was a time for women to showcase their talents. The Harlem Renaissance was a time of restoration for everyone involved. Each party gained something from the renaissance, the women were the most important factors.
When women realized this, they decided to go on strike and hold posters up in the streets that showed what they believed in. Quality jobs were limited for women, but especially during the Great Depression (Lewis). Women had to work even harder in the Great Depression to get quality jobs because jobs were limited in the first place. Men took jobs because they needed the money which made it difficult for the women that wanted to work and become self-reliant. This left women with the jobs that didn’t provide acceptable workspace.
When we think about men and women prior to the 1920’s, we think of their typical roles; the woman as the housewife and the man as the worker. We also think of the man having more freedoms and opportunities than the woman. Through out the 1920’s, despite their differences, equality slowly became part of the big picture. The role of women in society had taken a huge turn. From the right to vote to having new personal freedoms, the 20’s were a time of the “new women.”
Although many years have passed, some aspects of the sense of womanhood have still maintained to be the same. Since there are a lot of aspects of beauty that still play a role within the twentieth century, many women are still struggling to find a way to stand up for what they believe is right within the beauty industry alone. By having cosmetic surgeries constantly available to women of any economic status, there are a lot of women spending thousands of dollars in order to make themselves more “acceptable” towards today’s society. Another economic problem occurs within the cosmetic industry is that they are constantly receiving more money and allowing for women to live with their insecurities and transfer them into something fake. From the perspective of many individuals, there have been a lot of inspiring role models within the African American society that have had the opportunity to attempt to influence other women to love who they are and for them to embrace their hair, skin, and who they are.
In the aftermath of the Women's Suffrage Movement, women's economic, political and social roles increased in society. As time passed, more opportunities for education sprouted for women, in turn making them realise their professional capacities. Eventually leading them to enter professions that were male dominated such as clergy, corporate, law and medicine, thus evolving the role of women, securing social standing and in eventuality bridging the gap between genders. Even though women’s salaries didn’t match up to that of men, not that it has till date, they were exponentially
As written, "Many women accepted lower wages, and they sometimes found jobs when men could not. Some women left husbands at home to keep house, while they went out to work long hours for $3 or $4 a week" (Bogle, 2000). Women were really desperate for work, so women did any job they could find, and women accepted any pay given. Next, as an article called "On Wages for Women" says, "Laws enabling the establishment of minimum rates of wages for the employment of women have been passed in all the provinces but New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island" ("On Wages for Women", 1923). As women were getting more involved with the workforce, stricter laws were being passed, and there was a minimum wage for women in most provinces.
Reflection #3 word count: All through history, our society has had problems with accepting the idea that women deserve the same right that men have. For example, during the 1800’s men believe that women were not strong enough to be someone in the real world; to now with men believing that a women is not capable of being someone powerful in the real world. It has taken almost 2,000 years to let women be treated as an actually human and not a poverty or an object. , to start seeing girl power and what they are able to become.
American women in the late 1800’s received unequal treatment, even more so than in today’s society. Not only were they treated unfairly, they could not even vote until 1920. Moreover, they were unable to obtain certain jobs, and if they did get a job it was from the home. Furthermore, women had little to no say in their decisions. They often had their husbands either picked for them, or mutually agreed upon.
Nobody wants to talk about the women's reform movement and Nobody wants to be reminded about it. Nobody wants to be reminded of how devoted women were to gain their right to vote in order to achieve a reform. The women's reform movement began in 1848 and went on until 1920. The women's reform movement consist of peculiar reform movements pertaining to women's rights, such as abolition, suffrage, temperance, and education. History was greatly impacted by this reform movement, essentially when women gained their right to vote.
In 1900, only six percent of women that were married worked, instead these women were housewives and took care of the home and children. However, fifty percent of non-married women worked, but they likely stopped working once married. Only thirty-three percent women that were divorced or widowed during this time worked, and those that did worked out of need. These percentages are compared to an eighty-six percent of men, married or not, that were employed during this time period.
In A Thousand Splendid Suns Part Two, Hosseini acknowledges the importance to continue studying and being a well educated adult. Hosseini states, “Babi had made it clear to Laila from a young age that the most important thing in his life, after her safety, was her schooling”(114). The author is showing how important it is to continue going to school and having a successful career where you can make a difference in society. Babi wanted to see Laila make a great difference in their society. In Afghanistan, the people who provide for their family, have control, and an education are the men.