During their teenage years, white elite women focused on finding a suitable husband with wealth and status (Weiner, 1998). Unlike the white women, black marriages were not recognized. Nevertheless, it was acceptable and valid in the black community. Also, for white males they desired a white woman with an education. “An educated southern woman reflected well on her family name and social class” (McMillen, 2002, p. 91).
Although occupied few jobs for very low pay, women were still not considered a part of the work force and they did not have any formal workplace rights and usually faced discrimination and unfair treatment from the other gender. It was not until 1963 the Feminine Mystique was written and published by Betty Friedan which was claimed to start the women’s rights movement of the 1960s “The Feminine Mystique is remembered as the book that “started” the women 's movement and 1960s feminism in the United States.” In her book Friedan described her life as a typical housewife of the 1960s, she argued that women’s role was not just to be housewives and do housework, but instead they are a lot more important than that; she also called women to recognize their potential, to speak up and to aspire to work in professional jobs and become equal to men, “She also helped advance the women’s rights movement as one of the founders of the National
A bigger freed slave population showed slaves that they could receive better rights, and also caused less suspicion that blacks were escaped slaves. Women after the war found their place in society as Republican Mothers, who raised Republican sons which “linked [women] to the state and gave [them] some degree of power of its future”(Evans 57). Women were receiving greater political influence after the Revolution. And the idea of Repulican Motherhood also lead to “a debate on women’s education and provoked the founding of female academies”(Evans 58). This new focus on education increased the literacy rate, and was eventually able to better allow women to speak out for their rights through written documents and educated
Wollstonecraft quickly gets to her point that humanity’s greatest gift is the ability to reason and because both men and women have that capability, they should be treated equally. During her fairly-modern era, physical strength was no longer a necessary advantage in society, but rather an education. However, women were still being nurtured to solely please their husbands. For instance, Wollstonecraft eventually refutes with the opinion of an iconic philosopher, Jean-Jacques Rousseau; “He advises them to cultivate a fondness for dress, because a fondness for dress, he asserts, is natural to them,” (Wollstonecraft, pg. 26).
The hull house helped out so many people in need and in Addams doing this she had been give the Nobel prize and became the first woman to gain this accomplishment. She argued that society should both respect the values and traditions of immigrants and help the newcomers adjust to American institutions. A new social idea was needed! She said, to stem social conflict and address the problems of urban life and industrial capitalism. Although tolerant of other ideas and social philosophies, Addams believed in Christian morality and the greatness of learning by doing.
Women had more knowledge about the issues that were occurring around them. Through their education, the women could get a job, earn a wage, and be considered equal to the men. This change in roles showed how education shaped the life of women as well as other people in America. Education has helped us get closer to the perfect American life which involved the chance for everyone to get an education. We researched 1950s magazine
Most women in the 1950s did not attend college (Telgan 40). She did not come from a wealthy family. In positive ways, Esther is fairly typical of other students such as white, education, and studious. Unfortunately, she is socially cut off from women with whom she has so much in common is one of the ironies in The Bell Jar (Telgan 42). Gender roles in The Bell Jar were really important to the character in the novel.
Menarche, the body and the influence of consumerism over a young woman 's body Medicine in the 19th century would influence both women 's and girls ' lives daily. Both physical and social development would be taught in social projects such as the Girls Scout 's during this time. Families would become healthier and more affluent during this time period, causing many children to develop earlier. Consumer products would be another influence as they were used for both daily maintenance or obtaining an image, which coincided with both economics and social behavior. As a result of an influx in female attendance in both high school and colleges across the U.S., many women were now marrying later which also resulted in fewer children being
“It is an investment in economic growth, a healthier workforce, lasting peace and the future of our planet” (Malala Fund). Educated women have greater opportunity to get a good job which helps boost economies. Also, they will be healthier because they are educated and know how to take better care of themselves as well as being more likely to receive aid because of their educated status. Women who are illiterate are considered the lowest status in developing countries. They have no authority and do not receive they help they may need because of this social status.