The Majority of women upheld these expectations during the Second World War. In 1942, there were 28 million homemakers married women. Form the start women of this era were taught this, taught that marriage and having a well-kept home was the most important things in life. The one and only real role for the women of the 40s was to fill the role of glamorous mum, cook, laundress, cleaner, dishwasher, nurse, and finally hostess but this way of life would slowly become rare itself do to the
It was also thought that Women were to fragile to deal with the work that goes with being a doctor. Elizabeth Blackwell saw first hand the effects of the first problem mentioned. She watched a family friend die because she was embarrassed to bring her problem to the attention of her male doctor. Blackwell was not detoured by the Idea that no medical school would take her, because she could not compete with males. After all almost everyone at the time believed that "the female brain was different then the male brain.
The United States was in a crisis due to the extreme decline in birth rates so in desperation to do something about this the Republic of Gilead formed. The goal of this State was based strictly on reproduction and they would take control of woman’s bodies, not allowing them to, read, write, vote, hold property, or even think for themselves. Handmaid’s would be assigned to married couples and there only job was to lie on their back once a month and hope that their owners, the commanders, would make them pregnant. Ever since Gilead began woman were forced to live with this way of life and for some of the younger Handmaid’s it was the only way they knew. “Ordinary, said Aunt Lydia, is what you are used to.
The women of the Jarvis household possessed a vibrancy and passion towards activism not typically seen in the majority of women of their time –the 1900’s. Though there were, in fact, several reform movements that women were engaged in during that time period including the temperance and suffrage movements (both of which the Jarvis women participated in) most women solely devoted themselves to homemaking. While most women were happy focusing their lives solely on their family and home, the Jarvis women were on a crusade not to discredit or diminish the role of the homemaker, but to instead ensure that these very women were recognized and honored in their work as mothers. Thus, the mother of the household, Mrs. Ann Marie Reeves Jarvis helped
Role of women until 1500 “Women Past Lived” Erin Snider World Civilization I Martha Stillman September 21, 2009 Women Past Lived Page 2 Women today have status and rights because of the women of yesterday’s many societies breaking through obstacles of extreme measures. Even though culture around the world differed in religion, dress, language and a few daily rituals there were many similarities that connected the way of life. The role of women in every society through early times including Roman, Medieval, India and China mostly ruled there women as inferior to their men and were unable to have many rights. Women were usually uneducated; unable to vote some of the case they hardly left their homes. The
Women over 30 were given the vote as long as they were over 30 and owned property. This enfranchised about 8. 4 million women in all. This was still quite an achievement for women's suffrage campaigners. One of the reasons that women over 30 got the vote in 1918 was because of the Women's Suffrage campaigns that had been going on as far back as 1850.
I feel she did about as good of a job as possible realizing the hardships of finding good sources. Many of her first hand interviews bring light into specific slave farms and provide excellent examples to help pound in her points. The book provides an excellent insight into the life of the African American slave women as a whole, and many specific examples as well. She was persuasive enough to kill the stereotype I had of the Mammy and replace it with the incredibly multifaceted tough yet vulnerable slave woman that truly existed. The only thing I questioned was when she said that most women had to continue to work throughout their pregnancy; I personally find this hard to believe that they were able to continue working the whole time.
Even though it was a job dominated by men, during the civil war many women had to become nurses due to the lack of males. Even though many male doctors opposed women as nurses, women were so useful that complaints from doctors were soon ignored. Women nurses were very significant during this period of time because they helped save many lives and at least slow down the spread of disease and the death rate. But that’s not all that women in the nursing profession did. Women in this job also provided traditional women jobs such as cleaning, cooking, and laundering.
The career of a Registered Nurse interests me because I know it’s something that would be fulfilling for me. Although nursing is a very challenging and stressful job, registered nurses make up the largest group of workers in the health care field. Since there is an increasing shortage of nurses in the U.S. this allows for better salaries and benefits for starting nurses. Registered nurses are the largest group of healthcare workers. Most nurses work directly with patients and their families.
After working here for about a year one day one of my female coworkers came up to me and said, “You’re going to be a really awesome nurse.” I hadn’t thought much about going into nursing because I always thought of it as a feminine career path. I’ve looked into it extensively and there are so many options in the nursing field that it would literally take all day to explain them all. Here I am in school now. I finally know what I want to do with my life and I am motivated to reach my final goal. I’m going to be a nurse.