This assured financial independence, but also made clear that women were still dependant on their husbands for their income. Once men and women married, they should never get divorced. Separation was not even allowed, even if they did not love each other. This made women’s positions more difficult. Women who were married had neither civil rights nor civil qualifications.
Being in an unhealthy relationship is something women nowadays are not obligated to put up with. If they ever feel that their husband is not treating them good; they have the right to ask for a divorce. Otherwise, they could end up with mental problems or death. Back in the nineteenth century, divorce was not an option for women. Females were forced to stay with their husband whether they were treated right or not.
Despite the fact that they were desirable creatures who provoked the attention of males all over the world, who’s beauty was appreciated and who’s input were vital when it came to keeping the household together and raising children; women did not have the ideal place in society. This was because they were seen as the weaker gender, they had to be satisfied with being ruled by males, and before the revolution of women empowerment, those who were feminists by heart had to suffer in silence. It was highly inappropriate for a woman to step out of line and in some countries such an action would even be punishable by death. The French constitution of 1792 banned women from public life, and Emperor Napoleon’s Civil code of 1804 was implemented in Europe, subsequently. This code denied women any legal rights and access to divorce, which meant that their husbands had control over them, confining them to a subordinate, domestic role.
The author states “There would be no powerful will bending hers in that blind persistence with which men and women believe they have a right to impose a private will upon a fellow-creature” (Chopin). Mrs. Louise Mallard did not want to submit to the oppressor, who in this case, was Mr. Mallard. She expected to settle alone decisions and might not want to take orders from her life partner. She was forced to encounter that path since Mr. Mallard controlled her. When she found out that Mr. Mallard was dead, she felt free from the male abuse that she had been a setback of since the day she and her Mr. Mallard were married.
Though it was not illegal, men refused to give them the equal rights because they deemed them as inferior and believed women should be subservient. The roles they were forced to assume included being a loving housewife, being educated on how to be an elegant lady and a good Hostess. They were expected to be able to take great care of their husbands and children, and cook and clean (in most cases they would hire maids to execute the housework). The role of a man, was to financially provide for his family and that was it. He could have mistresses and would not be looked down upon, but if a woman did that she would be shamed and regarded as an outcast.
Also she did not want to leave any possibility of revenge that the children could take on killing of their father’s wife. Medea’s actions are justified by her emotions as they are difficult thing to control at times. She is also raised in a different culture so she did not conform to the values of Corinth and did not easily accept that Jason married another woman. For the male audience, the evil deeds of Medea confirm their belief that women should be uneducated and kept at home. Medea was a divine character.
For instance, my mom raised me and my sister all by herself without anyone standing by her side. In addition, the government should do something to show women that they are able to do everything because sometimes those things that women can do, men are not capable of doing it, such as raising children alone. Furthermore, women’s rights are about being female than being equal with men. In Kurdistan, the laws says that women can do whatever men can. However, sometimes women do more work than men, but men do not let women to take high position jobs.
For this theory it seems like the cake baker is still the discriminator even though he is Christian. In Christian beliefs, generally people believe God wants everyone to be kind and not to judge one another; the baker was not being kind and judged the couple because they were gay. Everyone should be treated equally even if they commit “sins”. It was not his place to judge this couple and he should have done the Christ-like thing and made their cake to be a good person even though he didn’t agree with what it stands for. On the other hand, he is following what scriptures read.
It was not looked down upon for him to rescind his love so quickly from a woman who he originally believed to be “the sweetest lady that ever [Claudio] looked on” and ultimately decide she is no longer worthy of his love (1:1:183-184). Claudio can easily rid his mind and heart of a woman who is unloyal in order to find himself a new, more worthy companion. This only works, however, because he is a male. If the same had happened to Hero, she would have been expected, as a result of the gender norms created by society, to remain quiet about the affair and continue with the marriage. Not only does gender impact the actions of and reactions to characters in the play, but socioeconomic status does as well.
Adultery. The idea of a wife to be obedient and loyal to her husband at any cost was developed during those times. In other societies such as the Greek they had the same thoughts and ideas about the role of the women in it but in a more humane manner. The wife didn’t have the authority to tell her husband what to do, and she had to respect and follow all of his decisions but didn’t seem to be over controlling of women over there as it was considered a cultural practice rather than a law that did forbid the wife to do these things and if she doesn’t she shall be killed. The Persians and the Egyptians held high respects for their wives, and they considered them not like their property but as their assistance in jobs and family matters’ the king said to the