Many people do not realize that, while there is no doubt women have come a long way from the discrimination and struggles they have faced in the previous centuries, when it comes to getting an education and/or finding a job, there is still a fair amount of inequality when it comes to a woman’s role in the working world. Whether someone is a working woman herself or has come to see a need in helping support the rights of women, this is a sure wake up call that women still do not always get a fair share when it comes to getting paid, attaining promotions, or entering certain fields. “Throughout most of history women generally have had fewer legal rights and career opportunities than men” (“WIC”). Not tool long ago women had no other role than to be at home doing household things and taking care of children. “Wifehood and motherhood were regarded as women’s most significant professions” (“WIC”).
After all, in countries such as New Zealand (1893), Australia (1901), Finland (1906) or Norway (1913) women got the vote before the war began, whereas others such as Denmark (1915), Iceland (1915), Holland (1917) or Sweden (1919) gave it to women during the war without being involved in it. (http://www.firstworldwar.com/features/womenww1_three.htm) Women did make steps when it came to labor, but many women also looked down on the working class feminists. They thought it was unnecessary, and women should have their own place in the home
The Women’s Right Movement changed the lives of the American Women for the better, due to gaining the right to vote, access to higher education, and the opportunity to enter the workforce. Before the reform movements of Women’s right, the American women were discriminated in society, home life, education, and the workforce. Women in the 1800s could not only vote, but they also were forbidden to speak in public. They were voiceless and had no self-confidence, they dependent men, since they had little to no rights (Bonnie and Ruthsdotter). Before the reform movement, the American Women were voiceless, they had no say in society, however the reform movement will soon change that.
Women’s rights in 19th century and 21st century There is no secret that throughout the world’s history women have been considered as the weaker sex; mostly by having less opportunities and rights than men. However since the nineteen-century women have fought for a more equal society and a more equal role by accomplishing a significant amount of goals that increased women’s opportunities. The life of an American woman in the nineteen-century was full of gender inequalities. Before, women were not even allowed to vote; the access to education was very limited; salaries for women were extremely unfair, and men had total control over women lives. Women were relegated to house and family duties such as cleaning, cooking and taking care of the kids.
We will look at the lack of women to grow into the top positions, the history of women in the military, and whether they really want to be equal to men within the military. The Beginning Documentation of women in the United States military goes as far back as the American Revolution. While during this time, 1775-1783, women were used as nurses, care givers, cooks, servers, laundry workers, and to disrupt the enemy. (Highlights, n.d.) At this point in the women’s history they had still not obtained equality. The Equal Rights Movement for women did not begin until 1848 while the Revolutionary war was some sixty years earlier.
Women colleges C. Coeducation Conclusion The Fight for Women’s Rights Throughout history women have been hidden behind their husbands. They were not able to have a say in the household, hold a job with reasonable hours, or be able to earn reasonable pay. Many women would not speak up for themselves. Men took pleasure in their control over them. Elizabeth Cady Stanton fought for women to have legal rights, have better jobs, and higher education, even though many men shunned her.
Issues Women Face in Leadership By: Madelyne Burgos In modern society, women have taken the initiative to eliminate the perception that was once in the past a stereotype. Women have overcome an abundant amount of challenges and the results have led to them obtaining leadership roles that were once dominated by men. Hilary Clinton and Oprah Winfrey are two examples of women with outstanding female leadership and achievements. Unfortunately, women cannot celebrate just yet, they cannot disregard the accomplishments achieved so far, but as women we have not fulfilled the continual issues that are face with leadership roles. There is no telling how many women never get to this point -turned away from aspirations to leadership because of the difficulties and cost they anticipate (Lips, 2009).
They started taking positions that were originally reserved for men. More than seven million women entered the work force whereby two million women went to the heavy industry. However, these women lacked formal workplace rights. Women then and today still face inequality when it comes to aspects of pay and opportunities. Women get lower starting salaries, and are not paid the same as men for the same work.
They do not have the right to vote, make their own decisions, and they definitely cannot voice their individual opinions in society. Even the father of Pakistani girls believes that their daughters are nothing more than a future “breeding tool. The role of these young girls once married is to produce as many males as their body will allow. That way, the women in Pakistan grow up with the mentality that they are just the backstage crew in the production of life. Sadly, it seems that the women in Pakistan honestly believe that they are below the men in their country because they continue to allow this behavior to continue, without revolutionizing like the women in many other countries, including the US, once did.
Every Woman is a Working Women Women in America have worked hard to get to where they are now. The 1930s was a diverse time period, when thinking about how women lived their lives. Surprisingly, the success of women was usually determined if they were married or single. The women in the 1930s struggled to provide for their families due to lack of job opportunities, had husbands deserted them, but still looked for opportunities to become governmental figures. Women struggled to make money, which affected their home life and the things they did in their free time.