This female genderization of God is the primary reason their books were excluded from the New Testament. Those who were in power during this time wanted to ensure that the word of God matched the social values that they believed in. Ever since the story of Adam and Eve women have taken on somewhat of an untrustworthy reputation. Early Jewish texts describe women as the deceiver of man,
Women were expected to marry, have children and financially they were expected to be fully dependent on their husbands. Women rarely had careers and most professions refused entry to women. However, between the years 1850 and 1901 women’s role in society began to be challenged. There were a number of reasons for this,
Black women weren’t even allowed to keep their child even if they birthed them! White women and Black women were both struggling at gaining rights. During the early 19th Century women didn’t have the right to vote which created much frustration among women, they even weren’t allowed to run for the presidency just because they are a different gender. In the 19th Century men believed that women’s only job was to clean and cook for the family. 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.
Education, employment, and politics are all barriers where women were held back from the full development of their faculties. In the 19th century women were denied political equality, robbed of their natural rights, and handicapped by laws and customs at every turn. Trained to dependence with no assets of their own women were left to bear the attitude of being less intelligent and able to make political decisions than men. While they have freely accepted a deferential position to men they have also refused to look toward a future of tradition and domesticity. The campaign for women’s suffrage had a sincere beginning
He was particularly not very fond of Thomas Jefferson, who he thought to be a racist. In his “Appeal in Four Articles” we can detect the tone and seriousness in his voice right away. This is obviously not a topic he takes lightly. He blasts the institution of slavery right away when he says, “But we, (coloured people) and our children are brutes!! and of course are and ought to be slaves to the American people and their children forever“ ( Walker 792).
The women Chartists that had supported men to get the vote felt very let down. Male criminals could vote yet female doctors, factory workers and mothers couldn’t. One of the most significant contributions to the achievement of votes for women in 1918 was made by the Suffragists. Female suffrage societies were firstly developed in more middle and upper class areas like London, Manchester and Edinburgh. They started because of their disappointment of the 1867 Reform Act when it failed to include women.
Depending on the lower or upper level of the middle class, women were able to be work as school mistresses, or not work at all and only take care of the house. As upper class and middle class women had little advantages to their life, lower class women often had none. They were married to poor farmers, with no education and often had to work just as hard as their husbands, maybe even harder as they had a responsibility of taking care of the house and children. In some parts of the Western Europe, lower class women had to work in textile mills or various workhouses parted away from their families, working many, many hours. Double burden was also common at the beginning of 1900’s as women worked to earn money but also had the responsibility for unpaid, domestic labor.
Ain’t i a woman Back in the 19th century being a black woman and white woman was very different. They were treated very differently. Why because black women were enslaved and didn't have the rights white women had such as the right to keep their children and the right to go to school and much more .They were basically treated like animals. This is not just about black women but all women how their rights were taken away. not being able to vote or run for president because they're women .
Austen reveals Elizabeth’s character as an example about how she wanted to have her own self independence during that time period. Elizabeth is very out spoken for a young lady as herself, most of the ladies during that time period wasn’t fond of Elizabeth and her wild manner, as she wasn’t fond of people in the upper class behavior towards those in a different class. Mr. Darcy in the beginning of the novel was referred as a “bitterness of spirit...and shockingly [rude]”pg. 15 chapter 3. Mrs. Bennet thinks “[Elizabeth] does not lose much suiting his fancy; for he is a most disagreeable, horrid man, not at all worth pleasing” pg.
With women not being allowed to receive degrees or attend college, it made it very difficult for women to get jobs. Towards the middle of the 19th century, it was nearly impossible for women to become doctors, architects, engineers, accountants or bankers. Women could become teachers, but teaching was a low-status job and had horrible pay. Women could also be secretaries or nurses but being a teacher was the only socially acceptable profession for women in the 19th century. After a long fight by women, the government finally allowed them to become doctors.