50 years ago this was totally unheard of. I personally think our society has changed their opinions about women and I have no problem with that. As Hillary Clinton said in one of her speeches “Women’s rights, are human rights”. As I have already mentioned earlier there are very many intelligent, powerful and successful women who are not afraid or hide away once people start to question and argue over a point of view. Of the many successful women out there, I have chosen three.
In 1918 after nearly sixty years of campaigning, some middle class women were granted the vote. It appeared that women had finally overcome societies prejudice and were now considered responsible and sensible enough to be trusted with the franchise. A study of this topic reveals that there was no single reason for women being given the vote. It is possible to identify both long and short term reasons and therefore multiple factors must be considered. The peaceful campaigning of the suffragists’ was a key factor in women receiving the vote.
The Wife of Bath is one of the most vivacious characters in the General Prologue because she is a bold, headstrong woman who stands out because of her own ideals and somewhat shocking revelations on the relationship between been and women. The Wife of Bath begins her prologue to her tale by establishing herself as an authority on marriage. She believes that she is an authority on marriage because she has been married five times. The Wife of Bath and the Wife of Bath’s tale have many things which are consistent through the story and the tale. The similarities throughout the Wife of Bath’s Tale and the Wife of Bath’s story are dominance of both women over their husbands, the duplication of appearance between the old lady and Alison and the reality that the fifth husband and the knight are very similar in their personalities.
In a professional setting, or when a manager is talking, typically they would use the term ladies. Lengel comes off as very strict and doesn’t really act politely towards the group of girls. “I don’t want to argue with you”. By saying this he shows that he really doesn’t want to hear their side of the story and doesn’t really let them explain why they are dressed in a certain way. It was as if their opinion didn’t matter to Lengel.
Her unsupportive argument is not to prove the misconceptions of what makes a woman a woman, really her arguments about her own anger and aggression towards her past. She can’t get over it and carries those feelings and judges everyone, like they are all out to hurt
Changing Attitudes in British society towards women was the main reason why women achieved the vote in 1918. How accurate is this view? Why Women achieved the vote in 1918 essay The 1918 Representation of the People Act gave women over 30 and who were University graduates and householders owners the vote. Prior to 1918, women were treated as second class citizens; they were regarded as ‘stupid’ and incapable of making intelligent decisions. Women had few rights and were controlled by their husbands.
Eleanor Roosevelt extraordinarily differed from the expected role of women in her period, she had become recognised as more than just the First Lady of America, taking a far more politically active role than any other first lady before. More predominantly the influence and achievement of impact of her unceasing activist enthusiasm aided people of suffering and need, recognising all Americans as equals regardless of gender, colour and status. Effortlessly Eleanor strongly vocalised, aspired and achieved many efforts which would aid American society, thus when becoming Franklin Roosevelt’s wife, surrounded by the political world, her enthusiasm to “help people help themselves” expanded her achievements on an international level too. During WW1, Franklin was appointed Assistant Navy Secretary, which gave Eleanor her first opportunities of aid in government support extending her love for voluntary work. She took on the role of fulfilling social obligations and voluntary jobs such as working for two private aid organisations which assumed a quasi-government role in providing supplemental care for seaman and all servicemen, generally the Navy Relief Society, which focused on the special needs of sailors and the American Red Cross.
Before the war, women were treated equally in the workforce; they were paid equally and had equal job opportunities. Laura Bush made it seem like women were being oppressed saying, “Women cannot work outside the home…” and by grouping situations of the Middle East together false accusations were made. Riverbend blogs saying, “What I’m trying to say is that no matter *what* anyone heard, females in Iraq were a lot better off than females in other parts of the Arab world (and some parts of the western world-we had equal salaries!) We made up over 50% of the working force. We were doctors, lawyers, nurses, teachers, professors, deans, architects, programmers, and more” (August 2003, Riverbend, p.22).
These and other accounts have attributed several characteristics to the "New Women" of the 1920s: they failed to vote as a block or in greater numbers than did men; their manners and morals differed sharply from those of previous generations; and their legal and economic position had so improved that for the first time in history women had become the social and economics equals of men (West, 1955). Women went from being the average housewife to working next to a man, accomplishing the same job. Even though America has changed there are still places in the world today where women are still being treated less than man. Hopefully with time, those countries will change their ways just as America
Other women drove trucks, but few actually participated in heavy industries. This would not be the case in World War II, but women in 1917 still faced much gender discrimination. Those women who did take new jobs during the war lost them immediately when men returned from Europe. Nevertheless, the participation of women in the war was very significant—not only for the nation, but their own cause. (Bowles,