As shown in the film, the home-based of women in the general public was diverse from our time. Certain women’s lives were very different during that era but it is impossible to have women as one body. During that time, there were the extraordinary group of people or the elite class, the middle class, and the lower class. For the high and middle class, women carefully were raised, well-educated and treated like a special case of the family. However, the lower class women were treated like working tools with almost no respect and gratitude.
Many people have heard that women in the seventeenth century had little to no rights, and that would be almost correct. In Amsterdam, women had more rights than most of the women in Europe at the time, which really, was not much. An unmarried woman had more freedoms than their married counterparts, but being unmarried in this century still had downfalls. If an unmarried woman never wed or had children in her lifetime many people considered it to be a waste of her life. An unmarried woman was allowed her own property and businesses but if she was to ever marry, then the husband would assume ownership of it all.
They had to bother about cooking, housekeeping and taking care of their children. It was not an accepted behaviour for women to work besides their family. Especially art world was one field where women could hardly enter and succeed at that time. In the middle of the century, there were only third as many women artists as men, and only seven percent of this meagre amount had received any official commission and any Salon medal, and none of them had ever received the Legion of Honor. Women were expected to drop their career and give up their serious commitment to art, at the behest of love and marriage.
Women could not spend their money. They had no control over how they spent money. In the article “Women in ancient Athens”, the author says “A respectable woman’s main role in ancient Athens was to stay home, keep pretty, and bear children” to show that if women were expected to these things they surely couldn’t have been able to spend money or things like that. Women could not earn money. If a women was supposed to stay home and clean the house and knit, they wouldn’t have had been able
Social, intellectual, and economic restrictions of the late nineteenth century left women without sovereignty. Women typically suffered under the rule of fathers and brothers before marriage and in subservience to their husbands after marriage. Women had few property rights, no voting rights, and no educational rights. Women essentially remained children throughout their lives. Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper” and Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” center around two such women.
In today’s society men and women are acknowledge as equal in their ability and intelligence, in 1917 when Susan Glaspell wrote “A Jury of her Peers,” women were not as equal. During the rural Midwestern century women were uneducated and were controlled with no constitutional or financial power. Women were considered the “weaker sex” (Susan Glaspell) P. during those times there was nothing they could do about it. Women were demoted to their homes to maintain their household chores women were at the mercy at the dominant men in their lives. Sarcastically, it is just this type of defenseless reality, conceivably, over the years has grown into authority which women could confuse and aggravate the men as equals: women are born with an instinct it is known as a “women intuition.” (Susan Glaspell) P. Glaspell story, unexpected situations has a disagreement between the men and women perceptions.
Most women were not educated and did not have a profession other than getting married, having children, and tending to the house. Sixteenth century England was a patriarchal society, “women were not expected to assert any independent authority but were deemed subservient to male relatives whether fathers, brothers or husbands” (Doran). Men dominated politics and most aspects of life and were the ones seen as being in charge. People did not expect Elizabeth I to be able to successfully take on the role of queen. Elizabeth I proved them wrong through her policies and independent decisions.
Life for women in the medieval times was not easy. Women were treated with little respect or appreciation and they had little say regarding their own lives. In medieval times, before things changed drastically, women’s roles, expectations, and rights were very different. The role of women concerning the house, caregiving, and society were very strict. Once married a young lady took over all household chores.
For example, in a marriage and household, it is women who most experience. Women rights such as the selection of work, sexual control, and reproduction are seldom to be got or have not been able to fully enjoy because of the hegemony of patriarchal ideology in all areas of life. However, in A Doll’s house, Nora is a weak creature who is always marginalized when dealing with her husband. In economy, Nora always obeys her husband in using the money because Nora who not works in public cannot earn money. From the explanation above, the writer finds the practice of patriarchy to be a serious problem in the society where women cannot free in doing any activities in public area.
At the beginning of 18th century, women and men were unequal. Women had no right to vote and no right to speak in public. In the family, women needed to listen to men, do the housework and take care of the children. They had longer working hours in poorer conditions than men. Women were live in suffrage and they had no position in the society.
Women fought for so long to achieve equality and perceive the right to vote throughout history. They have been denied their right to do so multiply times labeling them as minorities and property. In this era women played the role of a house-wife that only stayed at home to obey their husbands and to take care of their children. Therefore, women were portrayed as weak and submissive beings who had a second-class role in the society. However, the restriction for them to vote led to them standing out for the rights they deserved.
Less occupations were accessible in tobacco production lines in light of the fact that a large portion of their 1920s apparatus was robotized. The biggest North Carolina tobacco makers employed both high contrast ladies, however entirely isolated laborers by race and sexual orientation. In the meantime, open acknowledgment of compensation gaining occupations for youthful unmarried ladies was developing. Never again being constrained to function as "plant young ladies" or domestics, these ladies started to perform administrative work in workplaces and retail work in shops and retail chains. It got to be worthy for working young ladies to live far from their families.