The unequal distribution of domestic responsibilities has held women back for generations; it still today continues to hinder women’s progression in the work-place. It seems like everyone thinks mum will stay at home and do the dishes, her little boy will grow up to become a big, strong man but not her daughter, of course, she is far too busy washing her own children’s dishes. But it is not just women who suffer sexism, men do also. For example: Shelia’s Wheels sell cheaper car insurance to women only, and they say it's because statistics show women to be safer drivers. Would it would be fair for a bank to offer men better rates on loans if stats showed that men were better at paying back loans than women were, utterly ludicrous.
Since their husbands were laid off, bringing in little or no money, the women went out to look for part time jobs such as being a maid to the wealthier families. The women also had a hard time keeping her young children in school, especially if they lived on a farm because the children would need to help their mother and father with the animals and crops, so they wouldn’t get a proper education. The few women that went to collage had to drop out because the price was too high to afford to stay in. It was harder for women to get a job because they were weaker than men and most likely inexperienced but they would take what they could get, if they could get anything. The women who was at their last resort was to send their children away to work and earn a small pay to buy food.
Joanne, however, feels she is not getting her fair share. She has asked the supervisor for more overtime but has been told by the supervisor that, in her opinion, everyone is getting a fair and equal share of the work and that it was felt she would be unable to work overtime because of family responsibilities. Joanne considers this is not the case as there are many occasions when she can work overtime, and feels Helen is against her as Joanne has two small children, one of whom has recently had a medical complaint which has caused her to take time
This quote is important because it shows that people were a little disapproving of David’s left-handedness because it was odd or unusual. So people would be disapproving of a deviation. Women are often treated like they are less then the men and its there fault the blasphemies are created. Women don’t get to do much other then work in the home, they are not permitted to go out in to the fields and they have to stay home and do housework. When Aunt Harriet was talking to David’s mom about her deviated child said “this is the third time, they’ll take my baby
She must figure out by herself how to obtain food, clothing, and shelter; yet this is extremely common within young campesinos for they are often found to be homeless and malnourished. Many Honduran women adjust their lives according to the wishes of a man by working in the home, and tending to their every need. They are viewed as inferior to men and have more difficulty finding a source of income. With no money and her academic knowledge only stretching as far as the second grade, Elvia lacks the basic resources necessary to obtain a financially stable life. Unaware of the physical natural process of young females and the ideas of contraception, Elvia becomes pregnant at the age of 15 and must find a way to provide a life for her and her unborn child.
It's easy to see why Rich believes that when she was a student, what she was taught "in no way prepared [female students] to survive as . . .wom[e]n in a world organized by men" (211). In my opinion, not a lot of women around this age would have been brave enough to write an article about taking women students serious for fear of oppression. Many women probably did not even know how to write because their were neglected from their studies or were probably always to busy doing what ever their husbands wanted them to do.
This isn’t the case in all parts of the world where women are as powerless as they are shown in this documentary but the point is that compared to the men, women have more struggles in life then men ever will. In this documentary the men are the ones with power the ones who are looked up to while the women are left alone with the kids with no food no job and no one to take care of them. These women have to stand on the streets and beg for food and money in hopes that someone will give them what they are looking for. This correlates to the daily lives of women and how they are looked at through the eyes of the media, men, and people in general. When it comes to the work force men are usually the ones who are on top of the game while women try their best to be on top they are mainly given more difficulty and more tasks that they have to accomplish in order to get what they want.
It was like they were confined to the vicinity of their home. Some wives were unable to get well-paying jobs and when they did get a job they were not treated equal to men. All the following were causes for unhappiness in a marriage but even though they were unsatisfied, women often stayed with their husbands
Save the turf’ this shows us how the Mundy sisters are trying to envelope the fact that they are not stable as in that society it was patriarchal and needed a man to run the household as Jack is unwell they are unable to rely on him so he is more of burden on them . We can get a sense of injustice within the sisters as they feel they are treated unwell by Kate. Kate who is the dominate sisters within the family she has taken on both roles of bread winner and the mother figure and leaving the sisters to be filling in the gap of the male roles. ‘Two unpaid servants’ Agnes who is voicing for not just herself but Rosie as well gives us the feeling that she is dominant with Rosie or even more of a mother figure to her . ‘Rose and I’ this gives us a feeling of partition between the sisters as Agnes and Rosie have created a unit, this gives the audience the image of love and desperation as the sisters are affected by their financial situation as well as their personal .
In addition, the literature reports several factors explaining this situation. These include the difficulty for women to reconcile work and family (Lips, 2006), the lack of opportunities for women to gain the work experience they need to progress hierarchically (Bell, McLaughlin & Sequeira, 2002), the discriminatory stereotypes in the workplace, such as the idea of less women's competence (Lips 2006, Carli 2001, Eagly & Karau 2002, Carli & Eagly 2001), or the argument of a typically feminine social-emotional leadership style (Rosener, 1990), which does not fit the predominantly masculine conception of organizational cultures (Landry,