I have chosen to talk on the role of women until the 1500’s, I pick this topic because I’m a woman myself and would love the know all about how unfair women was treated and all they had to take. I will also talk about how difficult it was for the women, men was also sometimes treated better than women. I will talk on the rights the women had in the middle east. Most women place was in the house only, they had no rite to know what the men did outside the home. I will also talk on how time brouht about a change for the women, I will compare the women from then until now.
Women’s Roles in Ancient Times In the earliest human societies, it was believed that our society has been patriarchal since the beginning of civilization. This theory has been proven to be wrong in time and some cultures because there were many strong willed women who disregarded custom and rules their families with the sheer force of their personalities (Thompson 2010). Women played a large and essential role in the history of their civilization. The role of women in different ancient societies had many similarities and differences. Because women could give birth, their roles were valuable than men in some societies.
Despite the obvious physical differences between men and women, choice of a profession, and roles at home; which have been changing from the beginning of the human kind. It should not be said that men are superior to women within the occidental culture. The roles of men and women have evoluted in the past centuries. Thirty years ago the roles of women were very different to that of today. At that time, women were socialized to attend exclusively to home and family tasks.
Now, in the 20th century, women have a multitude of opportunities when compared to women back then. It is now considered normal for a woman to have a job alongside her husband. Women now have a choice of whether they want to stay home with their children and take care of the household or if they would rather go out and work. Women can be just as successful as a man in these times. Also, women are achieving the same professions as a man whereas before the 20th century, that was nearly impossible.
Egypt had much more of an advantage then Mesopotamia with their geography because this would lead to better development. The reasoning for this first off is because Mesopotamia had very flat land and they were surrounded by things which caused their development to later fall apart. This is a negative effect because later on in Mesopotamia the nomads end up invading them and taking over. Which caused their development to drop as I said before. Also, the Tigris and Euphrates river being very unpredictable with flooding or droughts made living difficult in Mesopotamia.
USING EXAMPLES OF VISUAL IMAGES TO ILLUSTRATE YOUR ARGUMENTS, DESCRIBE THE WAYS IN WHICH ROMAN WOMEN ARE VISUALIZED IN ANCIENT ROMAN ART. DISCUSS HOW THIS IS AN EXPRESSION OF ROMAN VALUES AND THE SOCIAL ROLES OF WOMEN. The society of the ancient Romans has often been considered as the foundation for our modern society. Although the legal status of women in ancient Rome was quite confined, in actual fact women played very crucial roles in business, the arts, and politics. Roman women in ancient times, though discriminated against on ground of gender but was seen as the most liberated in the world of that time.
Feminism, which is attributed to Harriet Martineau, is encompassed in the pursuit of gender equality. In one way, we can see the film as a struggle to attain gender equality. In the start and well towards the middle of the film, Mrs. X was always seen as subordinate to Mr. X, her husband. Most of the child-rearing roles were put upon her and most of the decisions were made by Mr. X. Mrs. X always seemed subordinate to Mr. X because she always had to go through great lengths to please him. In the end, however, we see the break in subordinancy and we see Mrs. X becoming independent from him .
1 Women’s lives after the two world wars changed, but there is some debate as to how much it changed. Their lives changed politically, with women gaining the vote, they changed in terms of employment, as they were now permitted to join certain professions and they also changed socially as a better way of living was set out for them. It is argued that women were given greater opportunities after the wars due to their exceptional participation on the home front. However, many historians believe that this change in women’s lives was simply due to the changing times and the progression in society. The historical debate surrounding this topic is wether women’s lives really did change greatly after the two world wars, or wether their lives simply went back to the way they were before the war started.
Describe what members of your social circle have in common. I identify with the gender group since I am a woman. I feel that as a woman, everything is more torn in different directions and not as clear cut as it would be if I were a man. Since I had children it has been a battle of what to sacrifice and when. It is a constant struggle between work, school, being a wife and mother, and the other roles women play in society.
Women’s Rights through History His204: American History Since 1865 June 13, 2011 Women’s Rights Through History Women’s rights are something that has been ongoing since people can remember. Whether it was voting or being able to work and have custody of children, the issues have always been there. The roles of women have changed throughout time to include many notable events, including the introduction of the nineteenth amendment, and coming together of many women’s organizations. Without these past events the women of today’s society would not have the freedoms or jobs that they do. The introduction of the nineteenth amendment was one of the most important events to happen during the later part of the nineteenth century.