Woman In The New Millinium Essay

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Clarice Seagraves English 1102 XT1B Ben Robertson 10/10/10 Woman in the Millennium /Woman in 19th Century This is the a new millennium women and men have reversed, they have switched responsibilities. The class has read two wonderful plays were the men is the head of his household. Let’s discuss who is running the household in the new millennium?. In Fences the men were portrayed as the head of the household. They worked out of the home and made sure the family was taken care of. In the play Trifles, the men were head of their household the women stayed home and did all the cooking and cleaning. In Trifles the women were even looked over as if they did not know anything, but they actually solved the murder, but because women were not taken seriously they just kept the information to themselves. In the 1700’s-1800’s woman were denied most legal rights, they could not vote, own property, keep their own wages, or even have custody of their children. Susan B. Anthony was a very brave woman she was the first female to vote she was put in jail and fined 100.00 dollars. In 19th Century is when the 19th amendment was written “ The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the U.S or by any state on account of sex. It took 72 years to pass. The law was passed, but does not mean everyone was willing to obey the law. Women were still treated unequally on their jobs and in their homes. Women were not taken seriously until the men went off to war and the women had to take over and run the household. Work and take care of the house. Women have struggled for many years trying to change the way society looked at them. Women have gone through some of the same struggles African American have they had to fight for their rights. In the late 19th century is when you see

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