After they graduated they were still stuck with obstacles, this time with finding work and being accepted. After Jane Addams graduated from Rockford Seminary in 1881, she still had a hard time finding her “professional niche” Some women just focused on attaining a degree and that was just their goal while others focused on attaining a career after that. Many faced discrimination while trying to enter their desired fields. “Many found that a bachelor’s degree did not release them from familial obligations, and they stayed at home as dutiful daughters or as housewives and mothers”. Despite the discrimination women faced in the 19th century and the early 20th century, they still fought hard for equal education.
These women who got married were not allowed to participate in the public. They were trained to do everyday house hold work at a young age such as: Spinning, weaving, sewing, and cooking, and so on. These women were even forced to learn how to read at home or at school. The men in their lives had complete control over them and what they did. (Ancient) Once finally married her husband also had complete control over all the property, and he would inherit all the stuff when their father dies.
The point, of course, was that housewives were expected to do all these things, but no one ever expected a man to be capable of these tasks. The underlying question of the essay was “Why?” She is not serious in the story. She doesn’t want a wife literally. The main examples given in the story highlight the author’s sarcasm. Brady says that she wants a wife who will work and send her to school so that she would not have to work as hard while working to become more economically independent.
A majority of employers only give maternity leave, which makes traditional gender roles hard to break. Back thousands of years ago it was known that the father was the "bread winner" and the mother took care of the kids and the household. Now a days, people cannot afford to live off
I don't know about you but being angry, moody and sick for fifty four months of my life does not sound fun, nor would I want to be fat for that long. Having deaths during childbirth were very common back then and it put fear in many woman. One in almost thirty deliveries resulted in the the death of the mother. Looking at a guys point of view, I think this would be very hard. What does the husband do with kids and the household when this
Even though some women don't have everything they want, they do have the same basic rights that men have. In Stanton's time, a married couple was seen as one person, but now a married woman can still be seen as an individual. They can vote, have a job, and be independent – things that a woman in Stanton's time could never have done. They can also act out more behavioral wise. They do not have to stay in the house all day with the children and obey their husbands.
January 12,2012 AP World Hisory Woman most defiantly didn’t enjoy living in the Renaissance. During the Renaissance woman spent a majority of their life being responsible for raising children, being obedient to their ruthless husbands, working very hard and getting half the salary of men. The duties of the woman during the Renaissance were based on their class, but whether they were wealthy or peasants they lived by many harsh rules and strict regulations and their life was planned out by their fathers, not giving them a choice to choose their own life. There are many reasons why living in the Renaissance was unbearable for women, one being that their only choice in life was to marry and bear children. Bearing children was a fatal task, during the Renaissance 10% of the woman died in labor or after
Feminist writes Betty Friedan “No woman gets an orgasm from shining the kitchen floor.” “...women who 'adjust' as housewives, who grow up wanting to be 'just a housewife,' are in as much danger as the millions who walked to their own death in the concentration camps...they ate suffering a slow death of mind and spirit.” “When one begins to think about it, America depends rather heavily on women's passive dependence, their femininity. Femininity, if one still wants to call it that, makes American women a target and a victim of the sexual sell.” “Aging is not 'lost youth' but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” Naomi Woolf “Most urgently, women's identity must be premised upon our "beauty" so that we will remain vulnerable to
Hanna Rosin’s article states that she thinks that women are not completely controlled by men in their job choices, but that women are making different choices based on their personal prefrences and economic situations. The counter argument is that men are dominating over women and taking all the jobs. Rosin gives an example from her own experience of how women themselves are in control of their own decisions in the workplace. she stated that shortly after giving birth, that she wanted to go back to work, but that she also wanted to stay home and raise a child. She didnt see staying home with her child as her “duty”, and she didn’t feel pressure from her husband or boss to do one or the other, but that It was her own subconscious, tricking her into beliving that it was more her duty to stay home with their baby than her husbands.
Reading Response Journal for Summer Reading Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte Victoria Ned 11th Grade Journal Entry # 1 Victoria Ned Jane Eyre 37 pages When reading the first part of Jane’s life at Gateshead, one feels that she is the outcast of her so called family who treats her more like a delinquent than anything. One enters the story through imagery and Jane’s point of view, where she often describes a gloomy mood such as cold winds and black clouds seen through the window. As for the characters, the Reeds seem to be the worse. Jane possesses intelligence yet she is not very attractive where as her cousin, Georgiana is beautiful beyond compare yet very conniving and devilish. Georgiana’s sister, Eliza, is also beautiful, but seems less sinister than the others in her family and their brother and mother are the cruelest of them.