Before the Women 's Rights reforms, American women were discriminated in society, home life, education, and the workforce. As a result of the Women 's Rights Movement, women gained the right to vote, access to higher education and opportunities to enter the workforce, overall changing the femmine life for the better. Women in the 1800s were stripped of their voice, not only were they unable to vote, they were often kept from speaking openly in public. Their lack of rights left them dependent on men (Bonnie and Ruthsdotter). The American Women were voiceless, they had no say in society, however the reform movement would change that.
In a woman 's life, she has always been told to be a certain way or to do certain things. She was not allowed to pave her own path, her path was paved by her mother until she was married then it was paved by her husband. It was impossible to get a job and supply for themselves due to their sex as well as education level. Marriage was seen as a contract to certain rights and obligations, without it as a woman you were doomed to struggle. Women have always been expected to be a certain way in many areas, in politics, religion, and just an ordinary day living life, throughout the years ' women have fought and influenced these areas in many ways and have made society today comfortable for women of future generations.
There were also other intangible social restrictions; women could not expose their bodies to the sun, they were not allowed to be too warm or too cold, women were supposed to desire marriage above all things and tolerate sexual activities. The society considers Edna as a property of her husband and a grand slave to her children. Edna is seen to reject the imposed roles (motherhood and wife) as her love for Robert grows. Her deviation shows change
The women of the 20th century, often struggled with beauty and fashion restricting their clothing options. Women were thought to be weak and a symbol of being delicate and fragile. In the 50’s, women were simply expected to get married to a wealthy man, stay at home, and raise children while her husband worked to provide for the family. During world war II, the role of women changed drastically. Since men were off fighting for the country, women stepped into their roles as factory workers.
Around the world, females are conjoined with taking care of others. Women are ascribed with the responsibility of their family more than men are. With a look into the family formation, if the daughter disrespects her parents or if the mother does not want to look after her child or if the wife leaves her husband women’s are seen more reprehensible then sons, fathers and husbands. The gender norms set all around the world hold back women by keeping them under pressure and not allowing them to set or reach their own goals. But with new developments the gender norms have and are still trying to change and gain new forms.
There are countless families with impoverished, single mothers with many children of a minority race that are discriminated against. Especially around the 50s and 60s when the novel is set, immigrant women did not have high chances of being hired for a stable enough job to support their family. This then causes the mother to grow tired and weary, too drained to take care of their children like they should. After a while, the neighbors stop caring and ignore them rather than help them, and the children run about without any care for the consequences of their actions. Some of these consequences aren’t that bad; however, in cases like the Vargases’, the lack of proper supervision, guidance, and care can lead to horrible occurrences like the death of a
A Doll’s house, a play written by Henrik Ibsen was an interesting read and practically a glimpse of how women were treated in the 19th century. Ibsen’s inner nature was strongly in conflict with the role the 19th-century woman was called on to perform in the society (Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia). The daily life of women in the 19th century was that of many obligations and fewer choices, women were always being controlled by men first by their father, brother, uncle and then their husbands. For instance, Father’s would not educate their daughters or they would rather get a special kind of education such as those in sewing, catering or housekeeping to prepare them as “Angels in the house” with the sole idea that they would eventually become
Southern women did not only affect society themselves. It was more of a reciprocating action because society also affected them and their lives at home. “Despite her age, Kate spent seventeen-hour days churning butter, raising chickens, tending children, cooking, cleaning, canning, sewing, and gardening” (Bye, 1). Kate Graves was a woman worker who lived on and operated her farm. She spent most of her days doing housework because that’s what women were only worthy enough to do during the Great Depression, so to speak.
In the renaissance period, the status and the presentation of women was oppressive and restrictive. Women were allowed to enjoy very few economic and political rights and acted submissively in front of their fathers and husbands. They were forced to remain in the domestic part of their society. Their roles as daughters, mothers and wives were considered significant in the renaissance age. Their reproductive capabilities was extremely important for inheritances and for maintaining the family line.
Because to marry includes several compromises, it is a decision that cannot be faced that easily. Nowadays young adults opt to avoid marriage not only because of the commitment it holds, they are fearing its collapse and the resulting consequences. Commonly, when a couple fail at matrimony a process of divorce takes place, and it results disgusting to almost everyone. Currently, due to fact that to forge a family can be possible in different ways evading marriage,