Hope Edelman looks at the realities of marriage and imbalanced parenting roles in her article "The Myth of Co-Parenting." She writes about the common belief that couples have when going into a marriage: things will be perfect. Edelman uses her own marriage to reveal the unexpected difficulties that married couples experience when trying to share responsibilities of working and raising a family. She explains that even though many females feel liberated and inspired to be independent from their husbands, often times these women still end up doing most of the domestic work. Edelman shows how embedded gendered work is in our society, even among feminists.
She is awestruck at how much her little sister had grown up. Words such as “needlepoint,” “little” scissors, and “fine” wires, display delicacy which relates to Maria Teresa and her womanhood. However, despite the fact that Maria Teresa had matured into a woman fighting for a movement, she is not yet fully independent and is restrained from gaining her independence. As a woman, even while fighting in a revolutionary movement, she is expected to do the household chores. Why is Maria Teresa immediately put to housework?
Along Cinderella and Siddhartha’s journey, they encounter many of the same problems. Two heroes could not ask for a better home life. Cinderella is the daughter of a rich man who is unfortunately married to a wicked woman. After the death of Cinderella’s father, she is left under the care of her stepmother and is forced to live with her two stepdaughters. She is obligated to complete all the chores around the house and any other task her stepmother asks of her while her stepsisters are being handed whatever they please.
The values of heritage seem to have been lost with the gain of knowledge when Dee has gone to college. Her actions she displays when she comes home for a visit are shocking to her family. It is almost as if Dee is using them for a show, rather than a visit that has been well overdue. It’s one thing to know what heritage is but another to understand what your heritage is. Mama was always one who could not say “no” to her daughter and she always tried to please her regardless if her daughter appreciated it or not.
The movement helped bring about major changes in the lives for women as a whole, and also in everyday life of others in the United States. Before the women begin to act out about the treatment they received for society, their expected roles was to sit home, bear children, clean the house, clean the clothes and cook. Tired, stressed and frustrated women had many demands that the societal expectations of them change, from being servile house-bound creatures expected to save themselves for one man in marriage, after and during this movement women were able to get professional and blue-collar jobs that were available only for men. Women were treated as though they were second class citizens and not as an equal to man. It put the demands for women’s equality, religion, sports, marriage and child bearing on a higher scale.
Young girls dream about a wedding and having the perfect day that they have always wanted and find it to be a fairytale. Cisneros portrays her own life when she explains how she didn’t want to be married, and wanted to be independent, to escape the idea that her father placed upon her by saying that she herself should be married and become a housewife. She does escape, in the book as Esperanza, and in her own life by using writing as an outlet to leave. She exemplifies what a person living the life of Esperanza, could do to change the preset boundaries that a girl growing up in her situation could have and to have the ability to achiever their goals and
She wrote in “Thinking About Shakespeare’s Sister”, about the acceptable actions that were performed on women specifically to oppress them. Actions life domestic abuse, arranged marriages, and being the property of the males in their lives. This was hundreds of years ago, but somewhere along the way we gradually gained independence and respect. I see this not as a need for an end to feminism. Society claims that we have reached a point where sexism is not existence and feminist are just grasping onto thin air to keep their agenda alive.
Shmuel Toron English 12 Prophesor karol 4/13/11 Pre World War two, most married woman were homemakers, wives that would take care of their husbands, cook, clean and care for the children while their husbands would bring home the bacon. When the war began, women were encouraged to partake in the work force to aid the war efforts. “They were to be solders without guns“. (Yellin 37) The woman were informed prior to employment that the jobs were just temporary and they were to go back to their “normal” routine when their husbands returned(Yellin 40). Just after pearl harbor was attacked in December 1941 America joned the war against Germany, Italy and Japan.
While Wollstonecraft talks about co-education, one can infer that women are at least educated on a basic level. Pizan lives in a society where royalty is still prevalent and societies’ thinking is very narrow. The era that Pizan lives in is very uneducated and women are looked as not having a life unless it benefits the man. Although Wollstonecraft parallels to that in a way, one can tell that women have a greater importance in her time period. Many debates have happened whether or not these women approach feminism for their time period.
I believe that this had a great impacted the society, mostly women. This was because women back in the 1800’s were only considered to be house wives, looking after the children, cooking for the family and cleaning their houses. Many women didn’t have the opportunity to do everything or even have everything that Marie did. Many of them couldn’t even go to school because they had to stay home to help their mothers with the house. After she made that comet discovery she gave hope to all women and showed them that they can do whatever they want even if only men have done it before.