Women's Roles Of Women In The Victorian Era

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Women in the Victorian Era People do not often talk about women before the 20th century. There are sometimes names thrown around of influential women, but women from the Victorian era are made to seem like they were either in the background with not much to them, or they had to be someone incredible to be taken seriously. However, women during these times were experiencing their fair share of hardships and were more complex than people have been lead to believe. Women in the Victorian Era had to deal with their society’s roles that they were given, how they were treated due to their social classes, the world of prostitution, and the never ending cycle of menstruation. All of these things made the women of this time more respectable than people would think. To illustrate, women during this era learned their worth at a very young age. In their adolescence, girls realized they mattered much less than men and boys, and they would live their whole lives this way (Perkin 6). Their lives were limited to being housewives and childbearers. These women never truly had a say in how their lives would play out. Girls were to grow up, work (depending on their social class), and become a mother of a boy (victorian-era.org). Besides getting married, one of their main goals was to move up in social rankings. In marriages, women’s lives changed significantly. As soon as a marriage became official, the woman would be worth much less than her husband, and it was known publicly. Unlike today,
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