Women were another vulnerable group because they were always paid at a lower rate than men. There was no safety net for people who fell into poverty other than resorting to the ‘workhouse’ which had been established to deal with cases of extreme poverty in Trade unions had little power as the Taff Vale Incident of 1901 showed and Friendly Societies could only provide a limited amount of help. Attitudes to poverty in the early 20th century were quite unsympathetic many politicians from both the Liberal and Conservative party felt that poverty came from personal laziness. Both parties had an attitude of “laissez-faire” i.e. non interference from the government.
In the times John Steinbeck lived in women were not held in high regard but they were just present to serve men. However, they still tried to yearn for a better future by exploiting men. The character Curley's wife in the novel is a victim of society and her dream. She is married to Curley who neglects her and so because of her loneliness she is always seeking attention. She wears too much makeup and dresses like a "whore"
He and Esperanza were in love with each other but could not marry because of the different classes. Miguel was very poor but he was hard working and caring. An example of how Miguel was a caring person was when he took all of Esperanza’s money orders from Mr. Yakotas shop and then left Los Angeles and went to Aguascalientes to bring the money orders so that Abuelita so that she can come to the United States. Esperanza is a dynamic character; she changed throughout the story from starting as a little spoiled girl to becoming a poor understanding and caring young woman. Although Esperanza was dynamic, Mama and Miguel were static characters.
Since the country did not intend to enter the war the army had a relatively small amount of solders which had to be increased primarily by drafting. Subsequently, the population of men in the country decreased greatly, so the role of women in America increased and became more important. Before this point the woman’s main job was to be a house wife; cook, clean, raise the kids, but once the men were gone they were needed to take the position that some men had left behind. This idea was not popular with women at first. Women were not eager to leave their children and their way of life to start working.
Also, he was perceived as “socially acceptable” by most everyone; he was a prominent businessman and Governor. Jody, however, was not the love Janie was ultimately seeking; he did not treat her with the respect that a husband should give a wife. Although Janie does not leave him, she once again goes against the status quo. Prior to his death, she confronts him about how he treated her and takes control: “ you goingtuh listen tuh me one time befo’ you die” (86). At the time, a women’s role in a marriage was to take care of the home, produce children, and be obedient to their husbands.
The store was not being managed well currently and the store director Heather was resentful of the companies hiring practices that excluded her from the process. Shortly after Tricia was hired Heather left the company and Tricia was promoted to the position despite almost no experience in retail management. She again was very motivated and rose to the challenge. The company had a ranking system in place that tracked the stores by their sales and goals met but all stores were held to the same standards despite being different sizes. This made it difficult for goals to be met, if at all, thereby creating tension and turnover in the smaller stores.
Living on a single income, with the husband supporting the family on his own sounds wonderful to a lot of women today, when husbands demand their wives work outside of the home. The "Women's Libbers" expect to be thanked, and do not understand why many women resent what they did. Society has changed so much that women may make quite a bit more money than men, and some husbands don't want to work at all. They are happy to be supported by their wives or girlfriends while they stay home and do anything they want to do. Unfortunately, what they want to do apparently does not include childcare or
“As a result of this attitude, wives seldom worked at outside jobs,” Benner stated (Benner pg.1). Some women tried to have a job out of rebelliousness or some just desperately needed a job because their husband could not maintain a well enough paying job. Women weren’t sought out to be the type person who would get a job and provide for the family. The man of the house was supposed to do that. That was the norm, the norm was that the man of the house was the one who was to protect his family, provide for his family, and be there for his family.
This goes to show that the salesman thinks that the female gender is not as great as the opposite gender, they are not valued the same as of what the male gender is. The next time the narrator observes this theory is when she is helping her father around the farm and her mother arrives and makes a statement that degrades the female gender. Her mother firmly states, “Wait till Laird gets a little bigger, then you’ll have a real help” (50). This goes to show that the narrator’s mother does not think that she is a real help not because she doesn’t help but because of the assumption that she’s know help due to her gender. Although the narrator is belittled due she feels the need to help out her father and represent herself as the father’s son.
but the fact that most of these men are in two-career couples will mute some of the depressing elements of their unemployment”. (Holahan 158). Most men want to work for the satisfaction of being the men of the house. Many feel weaker if their wive’s are earning their income. It’s untraditional for a woman to take care of the family, but these are stereotypes that are being crushed by the feet of women in the workforce in today’s society.