First in the Slave girl , Shyima was 10 years old when she was taken . She had lived with the Ibrahims and worked for very little pay .Her mother decided it was time for shy’mia to help out the white people next door out into the farmhouse. Then after that Shymia was domestic and poor . Her mother had taken several loans from the Ibrahims for medical Bills .While Shymia had nothing when she was a slave her and the rest of the slaves had no money for school , dentist or doctors . Another supporting idea about slavery and family in the central themes .
Traditional women started to oppose the ERA. Schlafly said the ERA was designed for the benefit of young career women and warned that if men and women had to be treated identically it would threaten the security of middle-aged housewives with no job skills. The opposition included states ' rights advocates, some religious groups, and business and insurance interests. Among the arguments against the ERA were that it would prevent husbands from supporting their wives, it would invade privacy, and it would lead to rampant abortion, homosexual marriage, women in combat, and unisex bathrooms. If the ERA becomes part of the Constitution, any law discriminating on the basis of sex will have to meet the strict scrutiny test.
For nearly one hundred and fifty years, The United States of America claimed to be made “By the people, for the People” but denied the most basic rights to half of the population. Women were seen by American society as second-class citizens, existing exclusively to assist others and be subservient to men. Many women during this time did not agree on this topic and choose to fight back against the patriarchy. Women like this just wanted to have the same respect as any other man in society. The women who fought back were largely associated with the National Women Suffrage Association.
It is hard to imagine that anyone could argue the mistreatment experienced by women in the late 1800’s. Men have decided the legal framework within which women could operate. As could be expected, their rights were greatly diminished. As a general rule, they were treated as second rate citizens with little authority to control their own money, property, or even their own bodies. Treatment of women today has changed dramatically from that of the late 1800’s due to the Women’s Suffragette Movement.
The only job that women were allowed to do was to help their husbands in their farms. But that all had changed when the United States went into wars and men had to go fight for the country. Women began to occupy a few jobs like working in munition factories or becoming the angels of mercy and working as nurses to relieve the soldiers’ pain. That was the starting point for women to begin demanding to work like men. 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.
Women’s Suffrage was a movement aiming to give women the right to vote, an equal chance to participate in the government, the right to claim property, and be treated equally to men. Nellie McClung was one of the Famous Five who stood up for women’s right to vote. McClung saw unjust in the law towards women and children, women had no way of protecting themselves from abuse, women couldn’t own property, only men could. Women couldn’t do anything about home issues if they had an abusive spouse, divorce was not an option due to Christianity and that the women would also be left with nothing,. The men would have the children and the property under their name leaving the women under no set back, women were say as inferior, only being expected to do house work and not be involved in politics, women didn’t have the same rights that men did and were always ranked lower than men.
The movie clearly exposes the many ways that the human dignity of African- American maids was ignored. They had suffered daily embarrassment but were able to claim their own way dignity. The film described about empowerment of individuals as well as about social justice for a group. It is a moving story depicting dehumanization in a racist culture but also the ability to move beyond the unjust structures of society and to declare the value of every human being. A young college graduate, Skeeter, returns home to be with her ailing mother, and in her ambition to succeed as a writer, turns to the black maids she knows.
Women were considered to be the weaker link of the family, and not as strong physically or mentally as men. Colonial women are expected to give total respect to the men and to obey them without question. Their lives was depended on the religion, wealth, and the society or colony they are from. Colonial women did not have many legal rights or at least freedom during the period. Women were not allowed to do many thing such as voting, holding public office, or even the right to serve on juries.
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.
“We hold these truths to be self evident: that all men are created equal.” This phrase, though written in 1776, was not followed until August 18, 1920. After 144 years, women received the right to vote because of the many women who fought to put an end to the injustices against them. “Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions” and “Solitude of Self” by Elizabeth Cady Stanton were two remarkable essays written in defense of women's rights. Although these speeches were written by the same author, there are many differences in their writing style and technique. Stantons beliefs in women's rights never altered but her confidence, audience, emotional appeal, and the organization of her speeches did.
In one particular letter, Abigail, who was a feminist, wrote to John, "in the new Code of Laws… I desire you would Remember the ladies, and be more generous and favorable to them… Do not put such unlimited power in the hands of the Husbands." To which John responds, "as to your extraordinary Code of Laws, I cannot but laugh." In Abigail 's letter, she was pleading with her husband to give women not only voting rights, but other rights as well. Abigail 's appeal for women 's rights revealed that women in this society were powerless, and consequently Abigail had to implore John. Moreover, John said he could not but laugh, which portrayed Abigail 's idea as outlandish.
For many years people didn’t look at men and women as equals. In earlier centuries men were looked at as people who should make more and be able to do more just because they were stronger and basically because they are men. At one point of time women weren’t even allowed to vote, they had to stay home, clean, cook and take care of their children and husbands. Men felt as though women didn’t have any other reason to be in the world. Not until 1892 women started sticking up for themselves with the help of Susan B. Anthony who started the women’s suffrage movement, who helped women fight for their rights and show that women can do anything that they put their minds to.
From the early years of America till the time of the Civil War, women were commonly considered to be weak and meek. Before the American Civil War, women were also considered to be very dependent on men. Men were the ones who made the money and worked for a living. Women were often in the home and taking care of their family and their house. It was very surprising when a woman would try to become more independent such as Harriet Tubman, who left her husband in order to help free the slaves.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte is set in Northern England during the mid-nineteenth century. Very few opportunities were given to females to work many became governess, as Bronte did herself. Societies were divided by gender and into social classes. Females were to supposed keep to themselves and care for the family while the men protected and provided for the family. The lower social classes had little opportunity to grow, most of them couldn’t afford school.
For women in the Southern Colonies had very few legal rights such as not being able to vote or preach. Most women had difficult jobs most of the women 's jobs were being homemakers. Life for the women were hard and unforgiving. Life for the colonial women had to work on farms. A colonial wife had no legal rights but for single women or widows they could run their own business.