In the other hand, women were the house keepers, food makers and raise the children. These standards were noted for a long time, until women decided to change that, or if they could achieve to do them. That happened to the protagonist of the story. The circumstances of her psychological condition could have had a different result. Not from medicine, but for the time and events she was going thru.
There is a definite devaluing of women and their contribution to their families, community, and society. Each of these stories brings awareness to the reader, which in turn can fuel the inner workings for change to occur. This can be achieved by providing a need in women to be and feel confident in themselves, their abilities and contributions. CABALLERO Caballero has many examples of women at different positions within the family and how those positions and roles that are placed on them are designed to define them. These roles and positions can in essence trap them or free them.
Women’s Roles Throughout the history of the United States, women have held many different roles in social, political and economic classes. Before the Civil War, a woman had a traditional role in the home, working as a housewife. The fight for equal and voting rights started but was unfortunately not continued until after the war. With new technology and industrial advances, women’s roles in the work force increased immensely and obtained many new opportunities. Although before the Civil War, women rarely took a part in society, the war significantly changed women’s roles in many ways.
There are quite a few things in culture today and throughout the past that play a part to what it means to be a woman. A lot of these things affect the way we see ourselves as women. Where do you think these types of behaviours start? Do you think women are influenced from a young age to think and feel the way they do when they grow up? What does it mean to be a woman?
Our culture has shaped ideals that we live by. It has shaped the role and niche we play. It has shaped the gender roles we abide by. Our culture has given individuals the opportunity for the freedom of thought while still providing guidelines to live by every day. Our minds have created justifications to alter these guidelines when they our actions do not measure up to the social norms.
Self-concept influences how we relate with others, and our ability to advocate for equity. Our attitudes, global views, experiences and behaviors are largely influenced by our self-concepts. The way we grow up, and the experiences we acquire every day determines the persons we become in future. I have grown up into a principled woman. Despite the rigorous efforts to redefine the female identity in China, women occupy inferior positions both at society and family levels.
Culture can lead to gender inequality due to the the inherited ideas, beliefs, values and knowledge which constitutes the shared bases of social action. Culture is involved with shaping how societies see polices, religious beliefs, which overtime can remain in peoples mind, it also linked to ideas of traditions and religion. Religion can play a huge part as it shapes the way people think such as in Adam and Eve- women should be punished due to their disobedience to God, and so they become fertile. This led to the belief that women need to stay at home and take care of their family. In the Quran - importance of being conservative and preserving virginity are crucial, women are in a lower position than men, they cannot drive, work etc (Saudi Arabia).
ENGL 0349 Jose Costa 10-11-13 The positively and negatively ways influenced by traditional gender roles and expectations From the beginning of this year I realized that I have been influenced positively and negatively ways by traditional gender roles and expectation. The traditional gender roles are present in all parts of world and they vary between cultures. Basically these are behaviors, attitudes and values established by society as appropriate for us and should be passed for all generations. Nowadays our society almost obligate us to follow many expectations such us the way I should act, dress, and talk I figure out that these expectations are known as gender roles, so I started to obey it due the influence of our society and the media. Because I wanted to avoid problems in my social life.
We begin to define ourselves in the culture to which we are born in, our way of interacting in social relationships, our music, our language, and our morals. As we grow up, lifestyle becomes our personal choice of how we influence or discourage our behavior. I believe that when we are born, there is no choice to go against your parent’s morals if you want to be accepted into the environment you were born in. Finally, as people constantly have technology in their social interactions,
I’ve also talked about gay mariages and their will to adopt. In our days changes have appeared tremendeously , in this new world women have become more independant than before and our society have permitted new trends such as the gay mariage. Those specific changes may benefit all of us in our lives. Several changes appear through the educatin of women, the changes in traditional mariages. Finally those changes don’t make the unanimity within the society.