It brought coursework as a major part of most subjects with it. Mitsos and Browne it brings an advantage to girls as they spend more time/care on their work and are better at meeting deadlines. Sociologists argue these characteristics and skills are the result of early gender role socialisation in the family. Due to this, Gorard concludes the gender gap in achievement is a “product of the changed system of assessment rather than any more general failing of boys”. However Jannette elwood argues that although course work has some influence, it is unlikely to be the only cause of the gender gap, as exams has more influence on final grades than coursework.
Being a mother at the age of fifteen was not an easy task but Daphne had no other choice. With a sometimes delightful, well paying, unrewarding job that got bills paid and food on the table. Daphne found out that a common disease amongst her family resided under her flesh. Breast cancer found her at an early age but it has not gotten the best of her. Throughout 38 years of living, being a single mother, working the same career for 17 years, and fighting breast cancer still has not strangled the liveliness from Daphne’s spirits.
Through oral transitions the girl’s mother spreads the beliefs of their culture. The idea that her daughter will evolve into a good nurturer is based on her cultural society’s belief of a woman's communion. This is the belief that women who are naturally good caregivers are better at finding men who
She earns $122,000 per year. She loves her work (especially managing the buying, marketing, and personnel) but has wanted to have her own bookstore since she was a young girl. She even has a name picked out – Corner Bookstore. Unfortunately, she has little money to invest in a business. She is a single mom with two small children and does not think she can afford to invest any of her $25,000 in savings into such a business.
Frustrated, she name-drops a few well-known feminists and the "womyn" in her feminist criticism class from graduate school, and addresses the issues they once mentioned involving motherhood and careers. She finally comes to the realization that she is most frustrated with her husband, because it was not through discussion that her position as strictly housewife came about. The result of the piece is resignation, and an occasional babysitter--not uplifting or hopeful, but a way to cope and another woman's story to think about. - N.T. Hope Edelman looks at the realities of marriage and imbalanced parenting roles in her article "The Myth of Co-Parenting."
With only having the job as a “happy homemaker” woman in the 1950’s felt dissatisfaction and needed fulfillment in their life other than staying home, and taking care of their families. Consequently, in the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller women were portrayed almost the same way. They both were treated poorly and held a position of that inferior to men. Because, women in the Crucible held no real power or independence they were forced to follow the negative stereotypes of the 1950’s. Women in the 1950’s were expected to stay home, and were more or less left out of everything that were to be of importance.
After her mother’s death, Zora’s father wasted no time in finding another woman to call his wife. When he did remarry he did not have very much time and money for his children anymore. So Zora worked very much after her mother’s death and this caused her to forget about high school. So Zora did not finish how school on time and graduate with her friends like others. After a few years of traveling as a maid to a singer she decided to go back to school though and finish, but she was 26 by now.
Her mother on the other hand, means so much to her, she doesn't want her to be alone. She decides to desert her dream, she still lives with Grandma, much like a dependant child, yet she knows Grandma would suffer from great loneliness without her” (Bloom, Harold. “List of characters in Lost in Yonkers. p67-68). Bella’s guilt caused by her mother’s fear of loneliness has left her short of any male relations.
She follows it because she is now programmed to believe this is the way of life and in turn she has become extremely tentative. She was raised to believe that you needed a husband to take care of you, although she personally believed she would do fine without a husband. She struggles with this because as I stated earlier, she did not want to be the average woman that relied on a man for her every need, but as time passed she became exactly that. Even though she was unhappy with her being, she wanted her daughters to follow in her footsteps and find a supportive husband versus going out and being themselves. She was satisfied with never wanting for anything financially, so much so she allowed this to distract her from the fact that she was emotionally unfulfilled in every aspect of her life.
In the 1950’s, there were wives who were suffering from depression. Women sacrificed a lot for their families during this time (MailOnline). Some women did not get to further their education because they had children in their early twenties. These women were unable to go out and participate in activities outside of the home because they had to be the “perfect housewife” and manage the home (Lamb). It was like they were confined to the vicinity of their home.