A Woman Lost in a Patriarchal Society Feminism and gender differences contribute a major role in the works of authors from the 18th and 19th century. During that point in history, women were essentially treated as second-class citizens without the ability to do anything less they faced judgment and ostracization from members of society. Women were not allowed to vote, own property nor be accepted into prominent leading positions. Instead, many were required to stay in the home and care for the family which mainly included the well being of their husband. Women lacked the freedom and independence they not only wanted but needed due to a society run patriarchal views that hindered the growth of women.
There are many obstacles in her life like they had to maintain many traditions and maintain their homes and had to look after their families and also look up after their husbands and maintain their reputation. Earlier in twentieth century women were not treated very well infact they were treated as sex material their main aim was to bear child and had to look after their homes and had to maintain their homes. That was their obstacle and it was pretty atrocious I mean they didn’t had many rights, their were no equality among men and woman like they were not allowed to do much outside work as they had to maintain their families, they had no voting rights as they were not believed to be equal among men. They were also often beaten up by the male members of their family if they didn’t obey them and all in all they had many obstacles to face in the society as the society was basically male dominated. Even though they were being discriminated they were very strong and faced these obstacles.
Women through history struggled to fit in a life were men have the most important roles and the whole world in their hands. The battle for a woman to be seen as a person in her own privilege, characterized her own terms, by her own judgment and achievements, wishing the same open doors as men have and practice. There is no role for women in the society back then even in marriage, she can’t choose whom to marry, and basically women role is forgotten in the society at the Restoration era. So in this research paper I will discuss one of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu’s poem Epistle from Mrs. Yonge to Her Husband. In which a woman blamed for infidelity lashes out against her glaringly double-crossing spouse, against the patriarchal lawful framework that permits
Examination of Feminism in A Doll’s House During the victorian times women were to be oppressed by their husbands. They had no legal rights. Women were not considered to be equal to men. Women were not allowed to do many things such as partake in politics and have control over men. Their only importance was to cook, clean birth babies and support their husbands quietly.
Women should not only be powerful but also beautiful and independent. Women in the eighteenth century were portrayed as servants did not have any say in anything just like the story of an hour by Kate Chopin, where even in a good marriage you could not do the things you wanted to do. In the eighteenth century, Women were portrayed as powerless humans who were beneath the men because men were powerful everything was given to them once they became men and wife. According to Hicks, Jennifer “Divorce was quite rare in the 1800s and if one was to occur, men were automatically given legal control of all property and children”, In the story of an hour Mrs. Mallard who was portrayed as weak because of her heart problems was told that her husband had died from a railroad
In the 19th century, the rights of women were not guaranteed, and women were controlled by their husbands, or fathers. As a result of this, women were discouraged from writing and expressing themselves, because men were afraid writing would make women move independent. In her work, “A Room Of One’s Own”, Virginia Woolf stresses the importance of personal space for woman writers. It is her argument that in order to write great works a room of one’s own is a necessary and basic condition. In a woman’s own room, she is able to be from men’s control, thus
Women working wasn 't a topic usually discussed because women weren’t really allowed to voice their opinion on many topics that were important to them. This was seen as off putting and unacceptable. Men basically ruled women, women had to run every idea or opinion by their husband and nine times out of ten it wasn 't even really listened to or acknowledged. In the 60’s the movement came to a head, even so women were still thought to be too emotional for jobs of a man. Women were not taken seriously by men and rarely appreciated, just demeaned and seen as a lesser group of individuals.
Women were not a part of a class, they were considered property. Men essentially owed their whole family. Men controlled the family and any property that they owned. Women had no power, authority, or voice in anything. If a man wanted to divorce his wife, he could do so.
During the late 1800s, women made it clear that they wanted their equal rights. Women had no power compared to what men had. If women started looking like they had power, it was said that they started to look more masculine. Women began to fight back and attempt to reform the government. In this political cartoon, the artist shows his view of life before and after women were able to vote.
During this time women weren 't allowed to serve on the jury or even attend the trial for that matter. Even in the workplace women are discriminated against pay cuts especially during this time when their pay got even lower than half of what men make. While men still experienced pay cuts. Also the Narrator and main Character Scout experience discrimination from her Aunt Alexandra. A quote from the book says: 'Aunt Alexandra was fanatical on the subject of my attire.