Women were lower paid and were restricted to do less skilled work, as they were considered incompetent. Working class women also worked in the trades producing hats and constructing dresses. So when the soldiers went out to fight how was left to do the men’s jobs? The women started assuming the positions that men usually held, and they liked it. Women wanted the same working rights as men, and they fought hard for it.
Women were relegated to house and family duties such as cleaning, cooking and taking care of the kids. The working opportunities for women in the nineteen-century were very limited. Employers regularly paid less to women; about one-half to two-thirds of what a man was paid for doing the same kind of job. Working was frowned for a woman because it meant that her husband could not support the family or that she could not get one job. For this reason the only women that were able to work were the ones that were the poor women or the members of the lower class in society.
Women went back to working at home and jobs were taken over by men again. They say that World War One did very little to change the position of women in Britain. The truth is that World War One did change the lives of women but the extent was limited and their role in society was never the same as it had been before 1914. It is important to remember that if it wasn’t for their protest and demonstration before, women’s rights wouldn’t have been on the agenda of the government and change would have taken much longer. With so many young men enlisted in the army, the role women played was crucial, not only to the war
Men believe that the things they do and accomplish, women will not be able to achieve or do better than what they have done. Women in the renaissance period have been an exemplar of accomplishing things men thought they could not accomplish. Women impacted the renaissance period by patronizing and promoting arts, progressing politically, and taking over jobs that were originally worked by men. Women in the renaissance period had many daily roles. Most of the time, they stayed home because of customs and prejudice.
Also some of men just don’t let women to work just because someone needs to cook and clean house while husband earns money. In some of the African countries women always have to look after babies, look after the shelter, find the water and do all sorts of jobs like that. Also in Indian countries women always had less rights than men. And even if in Britain or other countries this stereotype can be challenged in countries such as Africa or India it hasn’t changed for a very long time. Women also is portrayed as week and delicate so women hasn’t got an access to jobs like building, driving and so on, just because they don’t seem as strong as men.
Women were viewed as men’s property so they had to do whatever the husband wanted them to do. Also they did the entire domestic work and look after the children. These views affected their lives as they couldn’t do many things like sue their husband for adultery, for beating them and if they tried to run away they’d be captured by the police and bought back to the husband. The women had to look after children and the domestic work which people then thought that this was all they were good for so they didn’t give them a good education or a well paying job. Finally the men didn’t think much of women for doing things that they could.
Women in general back in the 19th Century didn’t have many rights, but Black women were definitely on the short end of the stick if you compared the rights between Black and White women. Women were thought to be emotional, dependent, illogical, weak, and passive etc. Men’s thoughts on women back then are completely different to the thoughts of most men today. Back in the 19th Century it was very rough for woman everywhere. Men were definitely seen as the dominant gender back then.
Essay on the changing role of women as a consequence of WW1 Before 1914 Many women stopped at home and worked by doing the washing, sewing, and looking after their families, which were the normal activities of a housewife. Before WW1 just over half of all single women and one in seven married women worked outside the home to make money. The men were the breadwinners of the family, and were basically the boss; this was the way the hierarchy in the family was before 1914. Women in paid work weren’t treated the same as the male workers. There was a lot of sexist employers as most of them thought a ‘women’s place’ was in the home.
This segregation between men and women is still a major problem in United States because working moms do not receive extra institutions, women are treated lower when they have received same amount of education as men, and women received less income than men. Long after the 19th Amendment to the Constitution gave women the right to vote in 1920, women were prevented from fulfilling professional ambitions by a set of assumptions about their "proper" role in society, which was largely defined as being mothers and taking care of the household. (Lee, Wagner) There still aren’t many changes on what people think the role of a woman is. Gender segregation in modern society is a problem because in this day in age, both men and women need to work to support their family. Working mothers are now a common part of society that reflects both economic necessity and new-found freedom for women to go beyond their traditional role in society.
Rita is 26 years old and works as a hairdresser which she doesn’t like for many reasons. One of those reasons is that she has to make small talk. She has a husband called Denny, he is a typical man of that time which means he doesn’t believe in woman having a better job than the man and earning more money so Rita seeking education is something he doesn’t like. The place in which she lives is that of a lower class community. Everybody knows each other and most people think the same as the next person.