“Their contribution during WW1 was the main reason why women gained the right to vote in 1918.” How valid is this view? Women were treated unequally to women in the early 1900’s. Women were not respected and were not trusted to have political duties as they were thought a woman’s duties were at home to take care of the family. Many believe women’s contribution to World War 1 was the main reason women gained the vote as it was seen as a ‘reward’. When the war broke out in August 1914 women gave up their suffrage campaigns in order to help war efforts such as replacing men in their jobs whilst they were away etc.
Gender Inequality in the Criminal Justice System Women have come a long way since the 50’s and 60’s. They have stepped outside of the kitchen and into the workforce. Even though it is very common to be operated on or pulled over for doing 60 in a 45 by a woman, it is not uncommon for women to be treated differently than men. I will be exploring how it was for women to dip their toes into the criminal justice pool, and also how things have not only grown for them, but for how they continue to stay the same in a way. In the article, “Women hit the glass ceiling in Criminal Justice System,” Rachel Rothwell says, “Today women make up almost 12 percent of all law enforcement positions.”(www.fawcettsociety.org) “Over half of that 12 percent are part of the top commanding positions; however, nearly 70 percent of all department agencies do not place women in their top positions.” Most departments feel that if a woman is in charge then drastic decisions will be made all of the time.
What does it mean to be a woman? Where does it all originate? Prior to the 18th century women had no equality they had to combat social and cultural inequalities .Soon after feminism started to take root and in today’s world women see themselves on par with men. However they still identify themselves by the role they fulfil. If you ask a woman the question “who are you?’ immediately the response would be mother, sister, wife, grandmother or they give their professional title.
Victorian women, were treated as second-class citizens. They had fewer legal rights than men and almost no political rights in particular, they were not allowed to vote. By law, a married woman is the property of her husband, and her possessions, even her children, belong to him. Influenced by the Bible, many people believe that men and women are born to fulfil different roles: men to command, and women to obey men and bear and raise their children. In the Victorian times, many people were religious at the time and still believed in tradition as well as religious beliefs.
Choosing to climb the corporate ladder allows women to be heard. Our children have been socialize that mommy falls into all the feminine characteristics, which doesn’t allow them to look past nurturing mommy, and to understand that women take on many different roles. A woman staying at home doesn’t allow her to reach her full capability and contribute to society. In addition, children whose mother’s worked outside the home showed more independence and achievement than those whose parents stayed home. With the thought of women climbing the corporate ladder, is eerily similar to the women of the 1950’s, just switch the apron to a briefcase.
NAME 6 4/7/14 words The Women’s War One of the biggest feminist movements and an important colonial movement was the Aba Women’s Riots, also known as the “Women’s war.” Not only were the British seizing property, but they were taxing the men, which did not go over well but was tolerated. The last straw was when they started taxing the women, animals, and children. The source of all the oppressors’ powers were from the British colonial administrators, and the women knew they needed to do something about it. Thousands of Igbo women protested the government by “sitting” on them (Evans). Women were the providers for their families, working hard to make the food by selling at the market and doing the household chores to make sure everything was stable.
How have they changed? The women’s prison has changed drastically from the 1800s to modern times. Programs strictly for women have been incorporated, such as domestic teachings. Also women are now imprisoned in separate building from males, or completely segregated. They are also separated by crime severity, and special housing for inmates with mental illness, or violent offenders.
In a world that is constantly trying to change who you are, staying true to yourself can be the most challenging thing. An example of this is 1950's Australia, where women had very little opportunities in achieving higher levels of educations and career options. Women were expected to play the role of the typical “stay-at-home” mother, and women who didn’t follow this trend were heavily judged by society. Since the 1950s, gender roles and expectations of women have changed for the better, with feminism playing a pivotal role in ensuring equality between men and women. During the 1950s, Australia’s attitude towards feminism was still quite negative.
According to Roslyn Muraskin and Albert R. Roberts (2009 ), assessments of statuses of women and minorities in police work shows that there are obstacles in official and informal structures of police work organizations related to gender and race. Regardless of assessment studies, which show that women are effective patrol officers, organizational principles of law enforcement has repelled the combination of women into patrol officers for more than 20 years. There are three kinds of organizational resistance to slowing down staffing and preservation of female patrol officers. The first organizational resistance is called Technical Resistance. Technical Resistance comprises of failure to adjust police uniforms, gear, and tools sufficiently for women, and constant issues on physical testing, and firearms during their drills, and preperations.
FOUNDING MOTHERS Early colonial American women are often marginalized by historians or in many cases relegated to a caption lost in between the covers of our history textbooks. Throughout North America colonists shared a common view of a woman’s position in society. A female’s role was limited to wives, mothers and household managers isolated and dependent on their husbands. Historian Carol Berkin in, First Generations: Women in Colonial America, confirms that religious and civil authorities reinforced the gender ideals such as “helpmeet” and “notable housewife”. Women had no right to vote; they had no right to own property; could not engage in any legal transactions themselves; had no authority over their children; and had no right to initiate a divorce.