As a member of the American Female Moral Reform Society, Sarah Ingraham was dedicated to eliminate all prostitution in the United States. However, she did not only criticize women for being prostitutes, but felt men were equally at fault. She was the editor of The Advocate of Moral Reform, the first American newsletter which was run entirely by women. The paper often printed stories about girls who were seduced by men who later left them. The paper referred to prostitutes as sisters and Men were usually depicted as the wrongdoers.
Women had no say in important matters and were considered inferior. Surprisingly, a woman was supposed to be a virgin before her marriage but there was no such restriction for men. Women had unconsciously accepted their inferiority in society. Pura Vicario had raised her daughters to be housewives and she too had ‘devoted herself with such spirit of sacrifice to the care of her husband and the rearing of her children that at times one forgot she still existed.’ This clearly portrays that women were considered meek and had no voice of their own. They were so tied up with
Women would have a chance to let their voices be heard. Their ideas no longer had to be hidden but heard and they no longer had to be a quiet part of society. I believe the main intent for all involved in writing the Declaration of Independence was freedom. The Western World finally wanted to be free from the hands of the mother land. They were oppressed people being made into puppet only to benefit Great Britain and it was time for a change.
Nora was thrust into a position to be the perfect mother and wife, without ever being given the chance to figure out if that is what she wanted. As two English professors from Razi University have said, Nora “subdued right[s] from herself only for the sake of her spouse and children” which only furthers the idea that Nora was damaged by what society expected of her. This quote explains how Nora thought that she had duties to herself, but
Women barely had any rights and they were not allowed to have any property. Women had very few expectations to work; they were constantly out casted and blamed for the fall of man. Women hold different gender roles throughout Beowulf, Lanval and Wife of Bath; their roles show a considerable contribution to society and should be recognized whether their intentions were meant for good or bad. First, the epic poem Beowulf is known for its highly esteemed male lead that encounters and defeats three monsters. This epic poem solely recognizes its male lead for acts of heroism, courage and male comradery.
This was a huge thing back then because a majority of people did not listen to what women had to say because men were high ranked and more intelligent. Stanton and her group wanted to prove to not only the men but to everyone that womens rights were completely unfair and there needed to be a change. A genius idea came to her and she decided that she would go off of the Declaration of Independence which was written about how Great Britain tried running our country and how they completely took advantage of us. Instead of stating how Britain treated us wrong, she substituted women as the United States and put men in as Great Britain. What the womens Seneca Falls Declaration stated was how women could not own property once they married and how that was completely unfair.
If an individual does not cast their vote on a particular issue or for a particular candidate than they have no right to complain about how the election turns out. Women in early 1900’s knew the importance of being able to cast their vote and they fought long and hard to get the same rights as men. The 19th Amendment to our constitution passed in 1920 gave women the right to vote. They now felt that they had a say in how the society they lived in was run. Imagine living in a society where your thoughts were not even considered on how your government was run.
A Woman’s Portrayal in “To the Troops at Tilbury”, Shakespeare’s Sonnet 130, and The Tragedy of Mariam As the Renaissance began, we find that, much like the ancient days, women gain and then lose rights as the historical and political faces of Europe change. Even during Queen Elizabeth’s rule, as the de facto King of England, she was forced to uphold the standards given to a woman during the time. However, as we see in her speech “To the Troops at Tilbury” Queen Elizabeth also blurred the lines of masculinity and femininity as she to the role of a true king and all the masculine responsibility and strength that came with the title. As a male writer Shakespeare was able to quietly ask for change in society’s view of women in his satirical sonnet 130. Throughout the entire sonnet he mocks the ideas of women’s perfection in the Renaissance, and shows that no woman is perfect.
Women had no right to vote; they had no right to own property; could not engage in any legal transactions themselves; had no authority over their children; and had no right to initiate a divorce. Women once married became a feme covert who was stripped of all legal rights and were viewed as subordinate to men under English law. Berkin in, First Generations, provides evidence supporting this philosophy in her account of Daniel Ela who argued his wife “was his servant and his slave.” Nevertheless, women evolved beyond the traditional female helpmeet role and became an invisible force that actively shaped the economy of 18th century colonial America. Female colonists from across the social spectrum became knowledgeable entrepreneurs, producers, and consumers who were central elements in the development of early American commerce. Retail trade was the most common male dominated occupation that was open to females in seventeenth and eighteenth century America.