Women spent most of their time doing household work or working in the service industry. Women did not get the same job opportunities as men, however; there were a few women that spoke out against and help to aid women of all types. In the end, women 's right have improved quite a bit compared to almost 80 years ago. Yes, everybody still has a different view on women, but we owe it all to the brave ones that spoke out against society to protect others
The women in the Victorian era could not possibly do it unless they are lower class, the women who were single or who were unable to get married were skilled labors, more females would work than males. The way the women were groomed they would not be able to work in my field because it’s not considered feminine, females are too weak in the eyes of males, and they wouldn’t have time to take care of the house including the children, the husband, and the chores. For me working in a trade that is very male dominated, it is very hard to not get judged because people still kind of think in the old way were the male would work and the female would stay home, only I don’t do housewife I do construction that makes me feel empowered. The women of yesterday were shacked down by the man and forced into this mold that caused an uproar with other women who believe we are strong without men and that we can do whatever we
In the nineteenth century the roles of women were very different than they are today. Women had few rights and their only purpose was to maintain the household while men worked all day. Men of this generation made family decisions and their wife’s personal decisions. We have seen textual evidence of the life of women in the nineteenth century, thanks to Charlotte Gilman and Susan Glaspell. Only a century later have women received more equality and less responsibility.
Many women are too embarrassed to talk about it, some believe it to be untreatable and many women think that it is a natural process of ageing. Reluctance to express, embarrassment, culture, dependant on husband and families for treatment, poor economic background, fear of surgery and pain are reasons for non- consultation (Singh
In the 70’s, the “Modern Woman” was put forward even more prominently than during the war, although women had more problems in the workplace with indignities such as sexual harassment. It’s interesting to see how women’s position didn’t change that much in over 30
Women very rarely were allowed to have an opinion or decision on anything, as long as they obeyed those in a higher position than themselves, all was good. Not for the women but the men of course. Anyone that wasn’t a female was automatically in a higher position and would always be for the rest of their lives. Although many would find this offensive like myself, that was the way of life for them, women of Umuofia were clearly treated differently than men. Many examples will be given to support my thesis.
Wollstonecraft disapproved largely of Rousseau’s critique by first addressing the rights that women were entitled to within the house. During this time, women were mostly confined to their homes and expected to please men as their only duty. The daily life of a married women was to be a care taker and look after the upbringing of offspring. In many cases, women were not permitted to work, but if they did, the job designation, hours and location would be restricted and require little to no skill set. Another restriction placed on women was that they were regarded as mere creatures of feelings that were incapable of forming rational thoughts.
High class women had the resources and means to possess quality corsets. Middle class women wore corsets as well, but the quality was severely lacking, in regards to the higher class corsets. And finally lower class women did not wear them on a daily basis, if at all. Generally working class women, although at the time many women were not considered to be working, did not wear a corset as it severely inhibited physical performance. To wear a corset, at the time, was a defining part of their social status.
This stereotype is very present in the media and society. Society puts a predetermined role on us from when we are born based off of what gender we are. The media does not help this fact also because in many ads there are women either cleaning or there are ads targeting women that clean. These ads also say that women’s most important role is to clean. However, this stereotype is disproven by many people such as, how women spend less time cleaning now more than ever.
A lot of women are held back from making their dreams a reality because of these roles that society has given them. There aren’t as many opportunities for women in a lot of fields of work, and that is discouraging to a lot of them. It doesn’t help that most men see women as beneath them and truly believe that the kitchen is where they belong. When people see a woman who is in her late thirties or forties with no husband or no children, people stare in disbelief and wonder what is wrong with her. They don 't bother asking her what it’s like being so successful in her career, all they see is that she isn’t following her gender role.
Throughout the ages women have faced varying degrees of sexism and during the progressive era this was a very prominent issue, women had finally had enough of being treated as second class compared to white males and simply males in general. They weren’t allowed to vote, own property if married, they were extremely restricted in what types of jobs they could get and often encouraged to just stay home, not to mention the large wage gap between white males and white females ensuring that on their own women would be hard pressed to survive. In many of the divorce cases the women were still required to take care of the children even though the male technically had custody. Sexism all though not as prominent today is still a very big issue, ranging