Men were scared of the strong sexual desires depicted by women because they felt threatened that women would gain sovereignty over men. For the male gender to stop women from dominating society, women had to continue to suffer. In the Victorian Era, a woman was the purest form of a human or a wife owned by her husband and was responsible for the education and care of the children and the whole household. A woman had to ensure that everyone around her was happy even though she was not. If the woman fell somewhere in between, then she was a dirty, impure whore who did not add any value to the Victorian society.
This made men fearful that their women would be unfaithful; women were at this time considered property, after all, little more than chattle whores. Marriage in ancient Greece was seen as a form of prostitution or sexual slavery, where wives were expected to provide sexual favours to their husbands in return for being taken care of. Wives were often kept away from other men as a result, and eventually this led to women rooming together, in cloistered fashion, when men were gone. Through the Victorian age, female sexuality became completely repressed, and the common view was that women 's sexual appetite was smaller than that of men. The picture of the cold and frigid, virginal and pure woman became the norm.
For example, most mother would stay at home and only one-third of the workforce included women (Nelson, 6). This infers that there was inequality in the workforce because the majority included men, showing that employment was affected by the Victorian Era. As a second example, men had to absent themselves from the home in order to make a living (Nelson, 6). Sinec the man’s job restricted them from being at home often, women stayed at home and didn’t work in order to care for the children, which supports the idea that the Victorian Era included inequalities in the workplace. To summarize, the changes of employment was influenced by the Victorian
The average life a person lives in this time period comes easy. Though we may have certain struggles, they don’t compare to the daily problems of lower class throughout the Victorian Era. Although there were many successful people during this time, poverty became a huge issue for the common family. Poverty issues influenced adults as well as the children. All ages got the enjoyment of life stolen from them in this rigid era.
The ideal woman of this time period was a pure, feminine, and submissive woman that was always considered inferior to men mentally and physically (Lavender 1). Women thus became the face of religion, and became their job to convert the men of the country back
Women in the 1600s to the 1800s were very harshly treated. They were seen as objects rather than people. They were stay-at-home women because people didn’t trust them to hold jobs. They were seen as little or weak. Women living in this time period had to have their fathers choose their husbands.
The Victorian Era was described as a man's world. To be more specific, it was a wealthy, higher-class, man’s world, and it was even better if the men had land, a big home, a title, and a devoted wife. Women of the upper-class delighted in a life full of traveling, fancy clothes, superior food and of course, servants, and staff to do chores for them. Although the upper-class life seemed pretty settled, they
Though the men believe her to be the murderer, the women are trying their best to hide the evidence that will prove it. The mess of a kitchen, the poorly sewn quilt, and the dead bird make a solid case to convict Mrs. Wright for her husband's death, but the men are oblivious
All around the world, women were not even allowed to vote because men thought that they did not know anything about politics and were not able to make such complicated decisions. Women in the past were not allowed to vote, to speak, work or do anything that men were doing. This kind of life for women was made even more difficult because they were also victims of physical and emotional abuse in their families. When the time came for women to get married, parents didn’t choose someone their daughter might love, but rather their families forced them to marry someone who came from a rich and powerful family, never mind if he was decades older than their daughter. In this society, however, there always were the so-called “black sheep” of the family; women who stood up to this injustice and demanded they be heard.
It can also be seen as a link to education, as this stove was a technological advancement for England, as well as the rest of the world. In the bottom left of the advertisement, we can also see an illustration of a lady cooking on one of the stoves. Once again, another classical representation of women during the Victorian era and what they were seen to be there for: a stay-at-home, cleaning and cooking wife. A clear link back to the value of Gender. To conclude Figure 1, it is easily seen that Victorian values were definitely portrayed and used during the time.