Women’s’ Suffrage in Latin America (1900-1945) Women in Latin America were viewed as the stereotypical housewives, as their only duty was to take care of their household and children. Their purpose in life was to direct man on the path of virtue and purify his soul with love. Latin men viewed women as the weaker sex. This was all due to the effect of Spanish colonialism of how men viewed women in Latin America. Under the Catholic Church rule, women had to be pure and accept the life that was chosen and given to them just like the Virgin Mary.
The women wanted to limit the number of work hours for women. The Women’s Trade Union League pushed for minimum wage and eight hour work days. Along with fair working environments, women also started the Temperance Movement. The Temperance Movement was to try to pass the 18th Amendment, which prohibited the use, sale, transport, and production of alcohol. They did this because, their husbands would spend all of their paychecks on alcohol, and not be able to provide for the family.
Indeed, it was only the high rank women who were allowed to be educated*. What equated women’s book-learning in the Middle Ages with black magic and disgrace, now, became a privilege not every woman can acquire. In addition, the Reform movement called for “a revision of religious positions on marriage.”(mohja) This “revision” led to the decline of misogamy. The rejection of misogamy and the confirmation of the importance of the marital statues strengthened the position of woman in the family. An extremely
Goldenberg (Goldenberg 1979). As was discussed above, many feminist have build their rationale on arguing for the society’s need to move away from religion in order to provide women with tools of emancipation and build gender equal society. One of such tools is secularism as a concept of liberation of the state’s political and social decisions from religious influence, or simply the separation of Church and State. The secular arguments in feminism were developing slowly in the religious era and became louder and prominent only by the end of the 18th century. French feminist and revolutionary Olympre De Gouge famous for her Declaration of the Rights of Woman and the Female Citizen (1791), even if often speaking about God, was a strong campaigner against religious marriage which she deemed "love and trust's grave”.
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
The majority of women blamed themselves for feeling unhappy, they thought “something had to be wrong with them if they weren’t as happy as the women they saw in magazines or on televisions” (Gidgets 2008). Frieden blamed the US educational system for encouraging women to study “feminine” subjects like family life and household management instead of science, mathematics, and business management. Friedan also blamed the media and quoted a magazine editor who told her “Our readers are housewives, full time...They are not interested in national or international affairs. They are only interested in the family and the home” (Gidgets
John Updike described Hester Prynne, the main protagonist, as “a mythic version of every woman’s attempt to integrate her sexuality with societal demands.” In The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne was used as a symbol of women’s struggle and acceptance to meet society’s expectations as a woman and especially as a wife. These expectations being; loyal, the proper mom for her child and following the guidelines of the Bible by not committing any sins, etc. She was labeled as an adulterer but above everything else she became a power identity and a symbol of bravery. Before understanding why Hester was a mythic version for all these reasons, it is important to first understand who Hester is, what she did and why she is such a crucial character in this 1850 romance novel. Hester Prynne is mother of Pearl whom she had through an affair with Arthur Dimmesdale.
Antigone manipulates the government by using her lifestyle conditions, her bravery and her determination of what she believe in. In these three plays that it be will analized as a perspective of Antigone, “Oedipus the King”, “Antigone” and “La pasion segun Antigona Perez”, Antigone is a underestimated character. The main characters see Antigone as a simple woman. Commencing with, woman in that time should be not heard. Woman should be at home, raising their children, could not be brave or refute what men said and they have to be happy with their life of slavery and comfort.
Anthony and her family was part of the temperance movement was a banned of alcohol and making of it , also also Susan B. Anthony family was part of the the abolitionist movement to end slavery. When Susan B. Anthony died on March 13 , 1906 , women still did not have the right to vote ,but though the passing of the 19th Amendment , women got to vote.Though her hard and her dedication , Susan B. Anthony portrait was placed on the one dollar coin ,making her one of the first women to be
Frances had a desire for the patchwork and began to make that her focus, while putting off the duties she is relied upon to do. Additionally, in the story, “Psyche’s Art”, it states, “...it was a new disease called the Art fever, and it attacked the young woman of the community with great violence.” (Alcott 2170). They only label it in such a way because of women being attracted to such work and it was against society. Society didn’t view women doing art work or interwoven rather than their household duties. Household duties were to be the primary focus for women.