In this essay the topics we will be talking about are the women’s role in World War One, the rights of women before and after the war and the way the women were appreciated. Women in the nineteenth century didn’t have many rights, men practically owned them. This all changed in 1914 because society’s “idea” of the perfect women was someone who took care of the household duties and children, that when their husband came home from work they would have a clean house and a nice cooked meal ready for them. The working class would work as maids and in domestic service but once they were married they would quit. Women were not heard and if tried to be were shamed upon society.
Women were viewed as men’s property so they had to do whatever the husband wanted them to do. Also they did the entire domestic work and look after the children. These views affected their lives as they couldn’t do many things like sue their husband for adultery, for beating them and if they tried to run away they’d be captured by the police and bought back to the husband. The women had to look after children and the domestic work which people then thought that this was all they were good for so they didn’t give them a good education or a well paying job. Finally the men didn’t think much of women for doing things that they could.
Because women had always kept up the tradition role of a house wife whose only job was to stay at home, take care of the kids within the informal sector. It was always seen as the husbands job to go out and labour. So now within the labour market; women tend to experience heavy discrimination against them in both their pay and job opportunities. Women tend to receive lower wages than men when working on the same level job and when it comes to promoting; a man would be more likely to receive that promotion. Even when picking jobs it is hard for women to get high up jobs within the private sector not only because they are unable to reach them because of the glass ceiling theory, but as well because women tend to take other things into opinion rather than just the pay.
To begin with, according to the Rosenbloom, we can’t be happy with making a lot of money and spending too much on things. Tammy Strobel was caught in what she calls a “work –spend treadmill” (qtd in Rosenbloom16). Ms.Stroble wasn’t happy with her luxurious life. Therefore, she search in internet to find happiness and she found it on living in a simple life. As a result, she and her husband donated most of their things and kept only 100 items.
This segregation between men and women is still a major problem in United States because working moms do not receive extra institutions, women are treated lower when they have received same amount of education as men, and women received less income than men. Long after the 19th Amendment to the Constitution gave women the right to vote in 1920, women were prevented from fulfilling professional ambitions by a set of assumptions about their "proper" role in society, which was largely defined as being mothers and taking care of the household. (Lee, Wagner) There still aren’t many changes on what people think the role of a woman is. Gender segregation in modern society is a problem because in this day in age, both men and women need to work to support their family. Working mothers are now a common part of society that reflects both economic necessity and new-found freedom for women to go beyond their traditional role in society.
Save the turf’ this shows us how the Mundy sisters are trying to envelope the fact that they are not stable as in that society it was patriarchal and needed a man to run the household as Jack is unwell they are unable to rely on him so he is more of burden on them . We can get a sense of injustice within the sisters as they feel they are treated unwell by Kate. Kate who is the dominate sisters within the family she has taken on both roles of bread winner and the mother figure and leaving the sisters to be filling in the gap of the male roles. ‘Two unpaid servants’ Agnes who is voicing for not just herself but Rosie as well gives us the feeling that she is dominant with Rosie or even more of a mother figure to her . ‘Rose and I’ this gives us a feeling of partition between the sisters as Agnes and Rosie have created a unit, this gives the audience the image of love and desperation as the sisters are affected by their financial situation as well as their personal .
This ad portrays two women being very concerned with their house, and how it is not perfectly clean. I demand to know why is it the woman in the family that is possessed with anything cleaning related. Is the woman the only person who should know about Mr. Clean products and how they help her reach her satisfaction in her duty? Shouldn't a man also be worried and concerned about the well-maintenance of his house? Or is he just too busy to be bothered with such women's work?
Sarhan also signifies the trials, troubles and temptations of most young people of today. That is, love against money. He had been in a relationship with another woman, Safeya and lived with her in her apartment. He says that he doesn’t love Safeya. Actually, he cannot stand her at all but had to put up with her because she could afford to feed him and buy him clothes.
Torvald’s relationship with his wife is based on control and appearances, and he manipulates his authority over her through money. He often scolds her about her inability to handle finances and make difficult decisions just “like a woman” does (Ibsen 1206). But even though Nora is fully dependent on Torvald, she manages to secretly take on house work so she can pay off a loan that initially saves his life and his job. Nora’s responsibility as a wife, according to her husband and society in general, is to take care of domestic life and her appearance, as well as to behave acceptably. Later in the story she blames both Torvald and her father for doing “a great sin against [her]” by preventing her from growing into a mature, independent woman (Ibsen 1247).
At that time, a woman’s life is just like passing from her father’s hand to her husband’s. And the society did not think it was a wrong thing, they still thought women should only pleased their husbands first and they should not to work as men, all their job and duty was to be a good housewife, take care of the whole family. Due to these opinions, most couples in 19th century had no love between each other. Kristina, who married with a rich man to support her mother and two brothers, she had no love to her husband, all she wants was support her poor family. But now, she becomes a widow, her husband and mother died and her brothers were grow up, she does not need to support any one more, she does not need to live for any one more.