In the Aztec society women played almost no public role. In Mexica, the primary role of women was to bear children, especially if the children could become future soldiers. Mexica women who died in childbirth were honored the same as warriors who died honorably in battle. In India the two great Indian epics, the Mahabharata and the Ramayana, portrayed women as weak-willed and emotional and expected wives to devote themselves to their husbands. This played a big role in what the women’s role was in Indian society. In Greek society women’s roles were limited, but the polis of Sparta gave the most freedom. The role of women varied in societies and religions, but I think it’s pretty easy to see that no matter what society they were in, even if they were given a little bit, it was nothing compared to men and I am proud of how far societies have come
During the Progressive era there was a lot of public reform. Women were affected and they also created change thought their movements in this era. Women began working in factories and going to school. They began to have less children and wanted to focus on themselves. “Divorce rates increased because some educated women shunned marriage and believe only remaining single could they play roles they envisioned in the public world (Brinkley, Pg. 481).” Women of the progressive era felt they were being left out from developing careers. “So some women enrolled in new women colleges, some middle class women had become physicians, lawyers, engineers, scientist and managers. But moreover women jobs that society felted were suitable for them such as
Eleanor of Aquitaine was married to Louis VII he was a King which made Eleanor the Queen of consort. The she married Henry II he was Count of Anjou. She also made a great friendship with her uncle Raymond during the second Crusade who was going to be prince of the city. She liked Raymond very much, it was disappointing for her to hear that he had passed away during battles.
While the role and treatment of women in China and Persia were alike in that they were inferior to the men because of the patriarchal societies at the time. They differed in that woman in Persia had a greater role in government while women in China were overshadowed by the men in all aspects of society due to Confucius beliefs and filial piety.
Islamic society was patriarchal, and women were not equal to men. While advocating oppression of women, the Qur'an reads, “Men have authority over women because Allah has made them superior the the other.” It also says, “Good women are obedient” and many other similar things. Perhaps the most blatant instructions for patriarchy read “As for those [women] from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and send them to beds apart and beat them. Then if they
This part will evoke women’s life and rights in the Northern Song Dynasty. The Song Dynasty is often seen as the start of the decline of women status in the Chinese society: a revival of Confucianism led women political role to be reduced, as well as their public appearance compared to Tang Dynasty. The practice of foot binding also started in the Song Dynasty. However, women also enjoyed new and reinforced property rights, and social mobility and political influence were not completely impossible to achieve. Indeed, there are several examples of some lower class women managing to get considerable power by providing pleasure to the higher spheres of the Imperial Court.
Women have been treated as an evil creature in the countries of Islam; men cannot control their sexual desires at any sight of the seductresses. That is why they were required to cover every piece of skin if they were to venture out of their prison (home). They would also suffer from physical violence if they were in the streets and this happened. The women of old China were oppressed as well, however not as severely as the Islamic women were oppressed. If they were to have a child out of wedlock, they were demoted to the “outcast table”; if they had homes, they were ransacked. However, advertising in America has been trying to teach us, sex sells and the American woman is encouraged to show more and more of her body. They are learning the power of their sexuality and the power of it over men. American women enjoy the human rights that the Islamic and Chinese women we read about do not. Islamic women are treated like a slave in their own home, once they marry; their primary duty was to be obedient to their husband, until the day they die. If they received the full approval of her husband, she would find her place in paradise. American women are considered a partner in marriage, they are not slaves, and they are encouraged to seek out equal rights. One of which is the Second Amendment, the right to bear arms. It empowers women and gives them a sense of equality if they are threatened by a larger force. Girls in America have been encouraged to excel in everything they do, the famous “you go girl” saying. They are encouraged to stand up for themselves, to learn as much as they can, and to excel at everything they do. Islamic women are beginning to experience the rights and freedoms that American women have been experiencing since the late 1960s. They are infiltrating the typical male roles interpreting and reading the Koran. Their opinion is becoming more
Different societies view women in different lights. Therefore, a woman’s position is greatly different from one society to the other. The societies in question do not necessarily have to exist at the same time. Even in the same time frame, two societies could exist, where one treat women as equals to men, and another that treats women differently than men, whether better or worse. The societies in question are: Mesopotamia, Greece, China, Rome & Europe, and this essay aims to study different societies’ viewpoints on women, and to compare and contrast them against each other.
Over the past sixty years’ women have made their mark, some decades more drastic than others. Women’s roles in the household, the family life they dreamed of, their rights in society, and their values towards themselves have all made a huge impact and difference on the women then and now. The nineteen fifties had one of the largest impacts with the greatest music, styles, and breakthrough advertising techniques, the fifties have remained to leave a memorable impression on passing decades. The morals and styles of the fifties is known to have left the greatest inspiration on today’s modern culture. The modern two thousand with its drastic difference has re mastered the definition of modern living. The advancement in technology, music, and ways
In the article “Traditions Subordinating Women”, Bonnie S. Anderson and Judith P. Zinsser explore the very strong opinions, theories and beliefs of female subordination within the eyes of various origin cultures through stories, passages and history itself. This article gives a vast understanding of a woman’s role, the purpose of her body, what is expected of her, society’s double standards and how literature and poems portray women.
For long, women were considered inferior to men. Before the start of the women’s rights movement, people thought that females were destined for a life of cleaning, taking care of kids, and being a good; submissive wife. They couldn’t own property, couldn’t vote, couldn’t attend school nor college, couldn’t work, couldn’t even take care of their own money; it was as if they were objects, destined for reproduction. In medieval times, women were even considered the devil’s work. This was such a common belief that even St. Jerome (who was a saint) once said: Women is the gate of the devil, the path of wickedness, the sting of serpent, in a word a perilous object”. It took women, a long time before they finally had
Chinese women suffer from the unfair notion for thousands of years. The basic requirements of being virtuous women are “Three Obediences and Four Virtues (三从四德)”. The “Three Obediences” were “obey your father before marriage (未嫁从父); obey your husband when married (既嫁从夫); and obey your sons in widowhood (夫死从子)”. And the “Four Virtues” were “Female virtues (妇德)”, “Female words (妇言)”, “Female appearances (妇容)” and “Female work (妇功)”. (Sun, 2015). The three obediences and four virtues occurred in ancient China society. It is a set of basic moral principle for women in Confucian. These instructions first appeared in the “Book of Etiquette and Ceremonial” and in the “Rites of Zhou.” (Kelleher, 2005) to describe traditional ceremonial and behavior.
The experiences of Mexicans migrating to jobs in the meat processing industry the U.S., Mexicans migrating to low-paid service sector jobs that directly and indirectly support the information technology industry in Silicon Valley, and people migrating from rural China to jobs in plants assembling electronics in the urban southeast of the country all will be used to show the negative effect of neoliberalism on people involved in long distance migration.
Many of the points of Confucianism are applicable to life today while a plethora of them are inexcusable.
Per conclusion, after comparing the different aspects of these women’s lives, it is evident, though they both did not share an equal status with the males in their society, ancient Egyptian women did enjoy more freedom and equal treatment, as opposed to ancient Roman