Gender Roles Of The Amish Women In North America

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Which Would You Prefer A young Amish maiden leaves her home knowing that she could never come back to her previous life style ever again. At the same time across the country, a group of young Americans are off to live their lives openly and freely. Both situations consist of young adults from different backgrounds, cultures, beliefs and customs. The Amish society in North America is a non-industrialized group of people who lives, most of the time, isolated from mainstream America. Not even using modern technology to farm or for their businesses, the Amish people are said to not drink nor smoke, as well as a education system that usually ends at eighth grade. North America is in a whole an industrialized society. We use modern technology…show more content…
At a young age many are taught the roles of a male or female. The Amish take their beliefs from the bible. Their society is a shared belief system based on their vision of Christianity, strictly maintaining its culture throughout time. Because of their religious beliefs, the Amish have always separated male and female gender roles, and have accepted their "importance" well. Amish men are head of their household and community and are considered the spiritual leaders. These men usually run the household finances and earn money through farming or other manual labor occupations. The Amish women do not question the submissive role in which they play. Their daily task includes maintaining the house and caring for their family. Some of these chores include being a caregiver for her children, tending to the garden, making and maintain the family clothing, cook and keeping the house clean. More recently than ever, some Amish women startup businesses but once they give birth, it becomes hard for them to keep up…show more content…
Our roles have been to become more equal through various means and matters. In today's society men may help with house work and women are having full time careers to help support their families. There is less of an idea that men are the only bread winner in the house hold, as well as women tending to only house hold matters. Now the two roles are more shared. Women are now accepted into traditionally labeled male occupations, and men are being more accepted in traditional female roles. Although we do strive for equability, males are still expected to be dominate in most social structures, leading to the oppression of women in some ways. A male’s traditional role is to be the strength for him and his family. Females are no longer staying at home mothers but employed mothers, providing for their family with long lasting careers or jobs. Our women have fought for a difference in treatment, which differs from the Amish women who didn't question the role that they played in their
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