Many middle class women were unhappy about this, and after the freedoms and empowerment of women during Weimar they did not like the new constrictions – it seemed almost like a step back for them. However, financial incentives were given to women to stay home and have children, and awards were granted depending on how many children a woman had – the more children, the higher ranking the award. They were told that it was their responsibility to provide soldiers for the future. As a result of this, many more women became mothers than might have down normally. Married couples were encouraged to divorce if their partner was infertile and many women joined Nazi women’s organisations.
Roman women weren’t allowed to transact any business of importance without the agreement of her father, husband, or guardian (guardian is usually a male). Rome did not regard women as equal before men. The freedom a woman in Rome enjoyed depended on her social status and her wealth. The lives of the woman varied greatly on her position in society. Woman that came from wealth often
“Why did women win the vote?” Woman’s roles and statues were affected by Victorians view of women. They thought that women weren’t capable to do much and were constricted to very little. They had very little choice of what they wanted to do like choosing who they wanted to marry, what they wanted to do with the things (like money) they inherited and they couldn’t do much either like getting a full education, get equal pay, own property and couldn’t sue her husband as he owned her. Women’s roles were affected by Victorian views of women as their role was to look after the children, the family, and the home. Women were viewed as men’s property so they had to do whatever the husband wanted them to do.
Upper-class women who were well educated sometimes became conspicuous public figures due to personal wealth and helped build the once powerful economy. As women could not gain political statue they often became involved in religion, becoming priestesses. The women of lower status would be legally allowed to earn profits or many women helped build the prostitution industry. Pompeian woman of all classes were commonly involved in political life. Being denied political statue and ability to vote women could still take part in political affairs in other ways.
Secondly, most women during this time married young, for example – the average age of a bride was 18, as revealed by The Tuscan Castato of 1427. But on the other hand around half of adult men in Florence were single which showed they were married much later in their lives. Women, regardless of class, were expected to marry, be good wives to their husbands, give birth to loads of children, raise them and take care of the homei. Lastly, even if you were a prominent businessman during the Renaissance having numerous daughters often gave rise to commiseration and financial despair. For example – as marriages were a crucial part of family honour, prestige and not to mention political alliances and economical partnership it was essential that a father find a suitable groom and the only way that was access to vast finance for a dowry as it was seen the larger the dowry, the better status of marriage.
Women in Ancient Rome Roman woman had hard lives and rarely enjoyed freedom. Women were mainly expected to be mothers and look after the household. Often, women were treated as second-class citizens and once they were married they were the property of their husband. However, by the end of the republic this practice had ended and women married women were granted legal rights. Daily routines and duties included running the house, looking after the family, working in the fields and spinning and weaving.
The Women’s Right Movement changed the lives of the American Women for the better, due to gaining the right to vote, access to higher education, and the opportunity to enter the workforce. Before the reform movements of Women’s right, the American women were discriminated in society, home life, education, and the workforce. Women in the 1800s could not only vote, but they also were forbidden to speak in public. They were voiceless and had no self-confidence, they dependent men, since they had little to no rights (Bonnie and Ruthsdotter). Before the reform movement, the American Women were voiceless, they had no say in society, however the reform movement will soon change that.
World War 1 played a significant part in developing women's political rights in both positive and negative ways. World War one may have foiled the drive by women to gain political rights just as much or even more so then it helped. Pre war women did have working opportunities though very little compared to men, as they were seen as weaker and that their place was in the "home". Their employment was limited to the domestic service (cleaning or working as a servant) and secretarial work and not manual labor in factories or working class women often worked in the textiles industry. Women were lower paid and were restricted to do less skilled work, as they were considered incompetent.
Feminist movements have challenged the traditional stereotype of a woman’s role of being a stay at home mother and caring for her family. Women are less willing to listen and obey their patriarchal husbands, and in a majority of households; there are dual working families. Although radical feminists argue that we have still not achieved equality between men and women; there has been major improvements. The way in which feminists, as well as women in general look at younger girls has also changed. In previous years; advice given by older women to younger girls would be to make sure that they get married and they are not ‘left on the shelf’.
The Church felt this way because they blame Eve for the failure of mankind and viewed all women to be an advocate of the devil. (Hollister) Women were allowed to work, but they were definitely not equal in the work force because they represented a large source of cheap labor in that time period; the same can be said for today with the exception of minimum wage. Most writings of the Arthurian period were about the king and his knights’ triumphant battles. Women were minor characters, if they were included at all. They were not mentioned except at the end of a battle, when the