Assignment 1 Legal rights and privileges of women in Blackstone’s day with those of American women in the mid-twentieth century bear no resemblance. Over the years women have fought long and hard to be able to obtain and maintain legal rights and privileges that the male gender is born into. Females were molded and primed to play the part as an obedient wife and mother with instruction that your thoughts and opinions are kept to yourself. The perseverance of brave women helped today’s generation of women such as myself have the same equal rights as that of men. During the Blackstone era women lost the limited amount of rights they did possess when they got married for example; “that is, the very being or legal existence of the woman is suspended
The decline of workers contributing to Social Security means there will be less benefits that will be replaced. Currently the Baby boomers have the highest labor force participation of any generations in American history. (Crain, 2006) The generations following the Baby Boomer generation will not have the numbers to replace the Baby Boomers place in the workforce. According to Crain (2006) nearly 90% of the Baby Boomer generation works, which is over half of the entire workforce in the nation. About 80% of female Baby Boomers worked which was also a contribution to the two income family.
The peaceful campaigning of the suffragists’ was a key factor in women receiving the vote. The suffragists’ started the whole route of women gaining the vote; they were the ever moving force behind the movement. However historian Martin Pugh suggests that “Suffragists would probably have done better to have made common cause with all unenfranchised men and women from the start and thereby they might have extended their appeal” because all men had not yet received the vote it was argued that women should not receive the franchise when it was not fully given to all men. However there were other contributing factors leading up to 1918 and women gaining the vote. They include the work of the suffragettes’ who caused chaos and grabbed the spotlight away from the suffragists’ after a group of women decided it was time to make a militant stand.
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).
Role of women until 1500 “Women Past Lived” Erin Snider World Civilization I Martha Stillman September 21, 2009 Women Past Lived Page 2 Women today have status and rights because of the women of yesterday’s many societies breaking through obstacles of extreme measures. Even though culture around the world differed in religion, dress, language and a few daily rituals there were many similarities that connected the way of life. The role of women in every society through early times including Roman, Medieval, India and China mostly ruled there women as inferior to their men and were unable to have many rights. Women were usually uneducated; unable to vote some of the case they hardly left their homes. The
The plot, the characters, the relationships - all show women in a positive light. The only women who are really portrayed as evil or corrupt are left back in China or ignored. The mother figures are shown as caring albeit misunderstood leaders who channel their inner strength in times of need. Almost all of the mothers had previous marriages and escaped them. Their daughters find their inner strength and overcome their own obstacles as well, with nothing but themselves and their mother’s anecdotes to get them through it all.
The unemployment rates for 16-19 year olds has stayed pretty steadily around 25 percent since the beginning of 2010 until the present and has never been below 24.5 percent. For the age group 20 years or over the unemployment rate averages around 8.5 to 9 percent unemployment. However, there is a higher unemployment rate for men than women throughout 2010 and into 2011 thus far. This shows that jobs where men are more likely to work were most likely hit harder during the recession than jobs that are predominately taken by women. However, the gap seems to be getting smaller as more time goes
Married women wanted smaller families, and divorce become easier, rising from a yearly average of 800 in 1910 to 8000 in 1939. Once women could vote, many people felt that they had gained full and equal rights. But there was still a long battle ahead for equal treatment and respect both at work and at home. The struggle for full women’s rights is one of the most important events in recent British
In the article, she shows that her hair colorist makes hundreds of thousands of dollars a year; who does not have a college degree. In addition, the author also implies that graduating does not have to mean earning a degree, but to accomplish something, or excel through ranks. As a result, Lee reasons that there are many alternatives for higher education right after high school. She feels that a lot of high school graduates need to mature, value the pennies in a dollar, and learn life skills before entering
Like coping papers and answering phones. The party didn’t want women who weren’t ready to fight for the cause. “Women began to hold formal leadership roles in the mid–1970s. Women had increased access to the reins of power because of the leadership vacuum created by the absence of key male Panther leaders, and because they had acquired an impressive array of political skills, honed in less visible roles.”1 The women never were treated with double standards. They were considered the heart of the community and they had to be respected for the fact that they brought the community to life.