Luna Williams English 100 02/10/2014 Just Whom is This Divorce “Good” For? Divorce is a huge topic a lot of parents think about when they feel that there spouse is no longer compatible with them and also the fact that it’s not working out for reason only they will know. It may just be the fact that two people that were deeply in love just feel out of it because of no connection anymore. In the article “Just Whom Is This Divorce” Good” For? Written by Elizabeth Marquart talks about how divorce can cause children even from a good divorce go through it there selves when they get older, children also feel that they are to blame for their parents getting divorced and they lose all interest for other things, there is also a lot of controversy about which parent gets which day can just lead up to a huge custody battle for most.
The common perception of marriage is that it was originally weighted heavily in favour of the male member of the couple, and that this has shifted slowly to a more even-handed arrangement in recent years. This essay will examine the question of how accurate this belief really is. Historically, marriage was highly unequal. While the husband took the role of breadwinner and went out to earn the necessary money to support the family, his wife was expected to stay at home and look after the more mundane tasks that make up the day-to-day running of a household. As the former role was commonly seen as more valuable than the latter, this often meant that the husband held most of the power, such as deciding where they would live, how resources were distributed, etc.
Although they are not well paying jobs and majority of the time they are labor jobs, it is well enough better than the life they have in Mexico. Like many families, as well as mine, go through the challenge of making ends meet to have food on the plates and pay the bills. Rosario works as a housekeeper, not being able to have a more decent job because of her legal status. This is the reality of the people who work illegally. The unexpected death of Carlitos’ grandmother drives him to embark on his own journey as a desperate attempt to reunite with his mother.
This type of discrimination prevents many from attaining their goals of reaching the American dream. There are people that believe one gender over the other is simply more valuable and useful compared to the other, which unfortunately lead to unequal opportunity. Gender discrimination is usually targeted towards woman in most cases, many believe that women are of weaker nature and therefore cannot perform better than men could. Marissa Salazar had been a recent target of gender discrimination in her workforce, much related to the issue of Mr. Palmer. Gender discrimination leads to psychological and emotional disturbance, resulting in demoralization and descend in performance standards.
Throughout colonial history in America, the majority of women were characterized by a stereotypical profile which classified women as financially dependent. Earning a steady income and acquiring an occupation to fulfill such an income was uncommon. Women were typically setup for this situation. They often did not earn much inheritance due to the competition with their brother siblings and consequently relied on the income of their husbands. Taking care of the home and earning an income was perceived as too much for many women.
20 that “The poor cannot be expected to save, because they need every dollar for basic needs such as food and shelter. Middle class people will save something for emergencies, children's education, or old age. But they have many immediate needs and desires, and in any case their savings will eventually be consumed, especially after retirement. The rich, however, are different. They have so much money that, in aggregate, they simply cannot spend it all.
By changing the main focus of her paper and making over-generalizations about the way that all women feel, Bennetts takes away from the effectiveness of her argument and weakens her overall credibility. Bennetts starts her article by sympathizing with the struggle women go through while transitioning from working-woman to housewife. She blames the “corporate culture” for not being flexible enough to allow mothers to balance their responsibilities at work with their responsibilities at home (Bennetts 419). Bennetts then goes on to explain the resentment women begin to feel for having to give up their careers to be a homemaker. They begin to harbor anger towards their husbands who “still view child care and household chores as women’s work” (Bennetts 419).
However, some women joined the work force and would do jobs that men previously had held. Some were not forced to, but they had to work as hard as they could to support their families during this difficult time. In contrast, the writer Norman Cousins commented that there was a negative opinion on the women’s presence in the workforce despite women willing to acquire a living wage. He also stated in his book that the federal government proscribed holding government jobs by both members of a married couple, and many localities stopped hiring women whose husbands with a minimum wage (Cousins 1939). Another aspect of the Depression affecting life of women was the moral argument against working-women.
Overall it could therefore be argued that rather than partners becoming more equal, women now have to carry a ‘dual burden’, whereby she is responsible for two jobs of unpaid or paid labour. Factors such as patriarchy and conforming to a gender script will lead to these divisions. Secondly, it could be argued that the money management within a family has an effect on the power relations between couples. Edgell argues that the reason why men are likely to take the decisions is because they earn more; women usually earn less than their husbands, and as a result of being dependant on them, have less say in the decision making. Similarly, Michelle Barrett and Mary McIntosh additionally argue that men usually make the decisions about spending on important items.
Families are often influenced by the media portrayal of the way women should run their families. So this has put women in a bad position to get jobs and make as much as men do. If the woman does not take care of her family how she is expected she is viewed as a bad parent, even though the father is the exception to these expectations as a