Role of women until 1500 “Women Past Lived” Erin Snider World Civilization I Martha Stillman September 21, 2009 Women Past Lived Page 2 Women today have status and rights because of the women of yesterday’s many societies breaking through obstacles of extreme measures. Even though culture around the world differed in religion, dress, language and a few daily rituals there were many similarities that connected the way of life. The role of women in every society through early times including Roman, Medieval, India and China mostly ruled there women as inferior to their men and were unable to have many rights. Women were usually uneducated; unable to vote some of the case they hardly left their homes. The
The mission of the NAWSA was to fight for women’s rights and to also gain respect for all women in the United States. Alice Paul along with her friend Lucy Burns began to think of many ideas to help the suffrage movement but the NAWSA thought that their ideas were to extreme and would only cause problems for women in America. So Alice Paul and Lucy Burns started their own organization called the National Women’s Party or NWP. Which held the same concepts that the NAWSA but with a more radical or extreme approach. The NAWSA started criticizing the NWP for their methods and for protesting a president during the war.
In the first of the twentieth century we did see Mexican and Mexican American women adhere to strict gender roles, but as time went on women obtained a power of self motivation to challenge and resist these gender roles applied to them. The movie focuses on Ramon and Esperanza Quintero, a young married couple who illustrate the human side of racial inequality as well as gender tensions. After a long struggle I saw a widely accepted gender role inequality as less prevalent among the middle class than the working class. Gender role inequality within the intact nuclear family is asserted to be a syndrome characterized by unequal husband with wife authority, rigid division of household labor, and greater freedom in leisure pursuits for the husband.
New industries, naval, and army bases were being built during the home front. Women played a huge role in this because if they didn’t stay home and take over for the men, they wouldn’t have the money to raise their families. “Only one in nine of the 45,000 women who signed up were selected for duty overseas” (Suite101) so a large percentage of women stayed back home. The National Selective Service controlled the women and men. They would only make the decisions for them “who could join up and who could not, where they could work, and when they could change jobs.” (Thecanadianencyclopedia) It was a tough life, but it was the only way to support their husbands when their off to war.
It dealt with the struggles women faced with their strict role in society. The book is credited for starting the second wave of feminism. The second wave of feminism was responsible for many of the events mentioned above. In addition to kick starting this second wave, Betty Friedan helped found the previously mentioned National Organization for Women (NOW). Along with other feminists, Betty Friedan sought to end sexual discrimination.
She makes it clear that she knows how hard it has been for her to overcome many obstacles to get to college and be where she is at now. She comes from a family that values a good work ethic and working as a farm worker is more important than reading books and at times sacrificing education. Castellanos argues, “At a young age-between eleven and fourteen-I began my intellectual and spiritual rebellion against my parents and society. I fell in love with books and created space of my own where I could dare to dream” (pg 341). In her culture being married and having kids was her duties as a Mexican.
This is very disturbing us whites are obscurely losing power. Blacks are beginning to rebel from us also. What are we to do about this “lady” problem? Our own wives are joining in on this movement we need to show them our superiority and show them the place they belong. This whole obnoxious movement started because France extended and let their women vote after the age of 21.
Some believed that birth control movement posed a threat to the family and to morality. In 1914 Sanger was arrested for sending obscene material (contraceptive information) by mail, and she fled the country for a year. In 1921 she formed the American Birth Control League, a group which enlisted doctors and social workers to push judges to allow the distribution of birth control information. Although in these efforts she was unsuccessful, she did force the issue into the mainstream
Stanton helped to organize the National Women's Suffrage Association (NWSA), which aimed to overcome gender inequality by encouraging the need for women's rights. Stanton was brought up well educated but concentrated on women’s rights. She used this ethical position as an activist along with her husband to put into the Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions everything she had learned about how women were being treated all around the United States. For instance, “He has denied her the facilities for obtaining a thorough education, all colleges being closed against her.” In the Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions read on the first day, Stanton used pathos with a tough tone toward an audience of 200 women to provoke rage and aggression. She showed us pathos when she stated "that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights."
Chelsea Lightner Professor Cheryl Cardiff ENG 230 Magic in Realism In the traditional Latin America, especially during the early twentieth century, a woman’s place was in the home. Every woman born into this culture was expected to serve their fathers and brothers, up until they were old enough to be married, and at that time, was expected to serve their husbands and children. These women, who felt as if they were prisoners of the expectations that the patriarchal society put upon them, would find freedom in creativity with cooking, crafts, and used storytelling, gossip, and advice as an outlet of their frustrations. They created their own sub-culture within the oppressive worl in which they lived. That being said, Laura Esquivel’s novel, “Like Water for Chocolate,” can be seen as a protest against the oppression of women in Latin America.