However, this period where so many great changes had been made in the church, in literature, and in all other artistic areas, women took a big step backward in their fight for equality. Women were thought of as property, owned first by their fathers, and then their husbands. This is only true, however, for the upper-class. Commoners during this time were not affected by the new social reforms. Lower class women still could own properties and shared many responsibilities with their husbands.
During this time, women had to take up many responsibilities, in replace of the men who were fighting in war. For example, women had to earn money for the family, which left them no choice but to get a job. With men being gone and nobody to control their lives, women took advantage of their new-found freedom. Fashion became a large influence on women in the 1920’s. This allowed women to become independent and free from the society.
Women During the 1920’s Sheena Mang HIS 204 Darrell Rice August 19, 2011 Women During the 1920’s Most women today in our country have the same rights as any man, at the same time there are other countries where women are still being treated differently because of their gender. Thankfully this country is not like that, anymore. There once was a time where women where treated differently, just because they where women. With time and a lot of hard work of some dedicated women, things did change. While women once had few life options beyond isolation in the domestic sphere, some historical developments presented new opportunities for women in society such as their duties, education, work, voice and even dress.
These were at first common among the educated, urban, wealthy and middleclass dwellers (.Reynolds, Jenny, and Penny Mansfield 1) This later spread to rural dwellers. Women were oppressed and were not allowed to talk about how they were dissatisfied or mistreated in their marriages. During this period, opposite-gender marriages were practiced, and girls were marrying at a remarkably young age. Women were submissive to their husbands, and marriages were mainly planned, other than the couples
Before World War one, working class women mostly did domestic jobs such as servants. However as men went/left for World War one, they left their jobs behind and women had to replace those. As well as this, after the World War one, women now had a political right, which was a big improvement/change for women as they now had higher wages but not as high as men’s. Positive side Several sources highlight the new opportunities and experiences that the Great War provided women. The following sources illustrate this change that many have considered a turning point in women’s history.
They discover the power of sisterhood and begin to attract attention to their actions and when the Royal Commission of the Status of Woman steps in to make a report on the status of woman in Canada, laws begin to change, and debates on these new laws begin to occur. The women of 1970 want to have control over their own bodies and to be their own person, and there are debates on whether or not that should be granted. For as long as has been recorded, woman have been portrayed as objects – unequal to men – and had very little rights as a person, but the 1970’s were a major turning point in women’s history. In the 1970’s sexism was typical, and accepted by many – in the work fields, at home, in politics, and in society. It was seen that a women belonged at home with the kids, and that her work was in the kitchen.
There are several things that a woman could not do in Stanton's time. These included the right to vote, the right to own property, the right to an advanced education, and the right to have her own money. There were also laws that prohibited them from gaining custody of their children after a divorce. Many women did not like this and fought hard to gain the liberty that they felt they deserved. Today, women have gained most of these rights.
Domonique Robinson Paper 3 October 17th 2011 Word Count: 608 Breaking the Stigma Women were not always thought to be as strong as they are today. Women have come a long way and mostly due to themselves. Well into the 19th century, women’s roles were constrained to their households. They worked in the home while males worked out of the home. The women’s role was to be a wife and a mother.
The women helped built up institutions that also included churches. Class impacted education as the poor women may not have been able to afford an education (or their family couldn’t.) which, I mentioned earlier. Class was a big deal, and separated the wealthy from the poor. But if a poor woman was actually able to receive a proper education her changes of marrying were good.
All that she owned became her husband’s property and all that she gained during her marriage automatically became her husband’s property. Women of the time did not understand this, because it was ludicrous and unfair. Antebellum women saw no hope of escaping this common law. Women’s caliber of oppression was not as acute as slaves, and they were only allowed a certain amount of bravery, if they wanted to be socially acceptable. Good women of the ear were afraid of the world and of being alone.21 A social convention of the time period was dependent and fearful women made for an appropriate