The Roles of Women in East Asia and Western Europe from 1750 to 1914 Women in East Asia and Western Europe were treated in very different ways. East Asia prescribed a patriarchal social authority life while Western Europe prescribed a more liberated way of life for women. Women in East Asia and Western Europe had various similarities but they were varied and far between. Cultures and religious beliefs were what influenced social authority in these countries. In East Asia, women were subjected to a strong patriarchal authority.
Pizan so obviously from the start of her writing, introduces how women should behave (from the perspective of a princess), so that her actions shall be beneficial to her and her husband. By talking about the finances, which is radical, Pizan degrades women in all other aspects. Degrading is used in the sense that she does not promote equality in any other way other than the financial aspect. These women could be considered early feminists if they looked for equality in other things as well not just a specific
Women were expected to marry, have children and financially they were expected to be fully dependent on their husbands. Women rarely had careers and most professions refused entry to women. However, between the years 1850 and 1901 women’s role in society began to be challenged. There were a number of reasons for this,
The role of women before, after, and during World War II was very diverse to say the least but women's lives changed in many ways during World War II. Many women found their roles and opportunities and responsibilities expanded, as they did in previous wars. Husbands went to war or went to work in factories in other parts of the country, and the wives had to pick up their husbands' responsibilities. With fewer men in the workforce, women filled more traditionally-male jobs. In the military, women were banned from combat duty, so women were called on to fill some jobs that men had performed, to free men for combat duty.
305358723 Rawan Amireh “Women’s role during the Inca Empire” In her article, Andean women in the Inca Empire, the author, Irene Silverblatt tries to illustrate the role of the organizational forms, which were transformed by the Incas to meet requirements of an expanding Empire, in creating new constraints for women. The author tries to clarify that although Endean women had a crucial role in improving the political, economical and religious structure of the Empire, as the Empire improved and expanded, they were being excluded from the state rituals, this shows that the social position of women was lower than men, and even if both genders were essential for the functioning of the conquest hierarchy, only men could really define it. Silverblatt give examples in her article on organization structures that were developed by the Incas during the expansion of the Empire that limited the power of the women and specifically gave the state the control of distributing women, She make a comparison between two organization structures, “aclla” and “yanacona” although the position of the aclla was probably similar to that of the yanacona, since they both were alienated from their communities to perform full time services, but they differ in other important ways, such as the control over women’s sexuality. An another example, was the ability of men to engage in polygamous marriages, however, neither the queen or any other women could legitimately marry more than one man at a time. Changes in political, economical and religious structures in the Inca Empire had different impacts on women and men, and on peasant women and elite women.
Latin America and Western Europe were extremely different regions from 1750 to 1914 in matters of rate of industrialization, literacy rate as well as womens roles. As two diverse regions, people valued different values, however, similarities are likely to find. In Western Europe women in upper class during the specific period of time (1750-1914) were likely to be educated in an all girls school , or by a private teacher. They were expected to be well-mannered and know how to play at least one musical instrument as a symbol of superiority. They were also anticipated to marry into a good family with money, most likely arranged ahead of time by the parents.
As women grew from their roles as housewives and mothers, into the more formidable combinations of mothers, housewives and career women, the strive to find recognition and substantiate as intellectual equals with men was daunting. This look back at the way women were represented through various marketing techniques doesn't give an completely precise accounting of the abilities or restrictions of women in that era, but it goes a long way towards showing what advertisers (mainly men at the time) thought about women's lives and
Since most of the men were off fighting, the women were needed to stay home and run things so that the economy would not completely fall apart. Before the war, women mostly depended on men for financial support. But with so many men gone to battle and then dying, plenty of women had to go work to support themselves. They helped provide food and other supplies to the military, served as telephone operators, and worked as journalists. Some women went to work in factories while others worked as trolley car drivers.
Is it possible her attitude and confidence were really not all that unusual for the time period, but highlighted due to the skewed social recognition of gender? To help explain Elizabeth I’s atypical fame during this period in history, and in order to judge for ourselves the spirit of who she truly was, we should first understand the typical roles of women and the status of women during this early modern period in Europe. We’ll also need to understand her origins. And then of course we’ll need to understand the time period and what she faced as a ruler. [pointment led to Elizabeth’s mother’s beheading when she was just two (Briscoe).
Moving Forward Michelle Oliveira HIS 204 George Aleman 10/19/2012 For centuries in America women were thought to be inadequate to that of men. Women were in charge of the cooking, the cleaning, raising children among other less than appealing tasks. Still today, many of these views have not completely changed from our society, but in the United States during the twentieth century, many of the roles that Americans had become familiar with began to change radically. Women wanted equality and fought for it not only at home but in the work place, in education and the military and in other areas as well. During the nineteenth century, when the Women’s Movement was beginning, many schools were established