When they were married all of their belongings would go to the husband and they were then expected to stay at home and do the housework, when the men would be out working. If women tried to get into politics they would be accused of neglecting their families. As of this more women started to chose getting a job rather than getting married, they faced unequal pay and dreadful working conditions. It was seen that women didn’t need the vote as their husbands, brothers and fathers made the decision on their behalf. The women Chartists that had supported men to get the vote felt very let down.
Don Elias didn’t go out and make an honest living. He was only respected by the people around him because they feared him. Dona Matilida was not seen as an equal partner in the relationship. She was more of a servant to Don Elias. I believe that when they first got married there was some kind of love in their relationship, but when they realized they could not conceive a child Don Elias blamed his wife.
As a result of this, social mobility was limited at this time and people socialised in small circles, with only those of a similar class. Any socialisation out of this was seen as absurd. It was women especially that felt the limitations of the late 18th century/early 19th century, as there were strict expectations of them. Women were seen as possessions of men, and expected to be educated and well behaved, mostly in hope to ensure themselves a husband of wealth in order to further themselves as women did not inherit any land or money from their fathers, this went to the closest male relative. Any kind of acting out of against the expected image of a woman would be seen as shameful and would lead to isolation even further in terms of socialisation and the hope of a husband.
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.
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.
She understood that her father only wanted the best for her, but she was discomforted by the idea that her dad was promoting her around and trying to recruit a husband for her. As if she couldn’t find a husband herself. These types of things showed Sayeed that women in her culture did not have much say in who they married or when they were ready to be married, because the father usually sets everything up for them. This was a big inequality between men and women because the women were not even allowed to choose who and when they wanted to marry. Also, women in her culture had to cover themselves up, in order to show modesty and self-protection, which she thought to be an unequal hierarchy.
However, some women joined the work force and would do jobs that men previously had held. Some were not forced to, but they had to work as hard as they could to support their families during this difficult time. In contrast, the writer Norman Cousins commented that there was a negative opinion on the women’s presence in the workforce despite women willing to acquire a living wage. He also stated in his book that the federal government proscribed holding government jobs by both members of a married couple, and many localities stopped hiring women whose husbands with a minimum wage (Cousins 1939). Another aspect of the Depression affecting life of women was the moral argument against working-women.
There are several purposes of this painful process. Women at that time had expectation of their behaviors to be very careful, family-devoted, and dependent upon their husbands, which is to be obedient to men. So by foot binding, it restricted women from social life and made them rely on their family and husband. It sort of shows a discrimination that took place against women at that time, which shows very little permission for women to do anything. Another purpose for foot binding is to acquire beauty.
Being a Daoist Priestess shows us that men weren’t the only type of human beings able to hold a place of power. By women obtaining property shows us that women could work for themselves and were independent from men. During this time women were quite happy with their rights, but the smile will soon be wiped off their faces because their rights just keep dwindling down to nothing. During the middle or end of the Tang dynasty and beginning of the Song dynasty women’s rights were at there “peak” and started to decline slowly. The Tang dynasty declined due to loss of communication throughout the empire, generals and officials gaining too much power, and revolts causing the empire to be weak and open for attack.
The women‘s role was to marry, and then take part in the husbands interests. Women were not allowed to be educated or gain knowledge outside of the home because it was a “man’s world” during that time. If you were of the lower classes, women were supposed to learn how to only cook, clean, and care for the children. In the upper classes, that was the job of the servants. The upper class women were supposed to just look pretty and stand there.