This would include men spitting, swearing, smoking and drinking alcohol. A women would never been seen doing any of the habits that men had. These were all ‘unwritten rules’. These were rules by unofficial, it was seen to be a society rule and would be frowned upon instead of being illegal/legal. Before 1914 women would dress by covering up all their body to an extent.
Explain the impact that women made on America and their changing role after the Civil War. If their role did not change would this have changed the future of the nation? Ali Sterner APUSH – Period 4 Shaw January 28, 2011 In American History, women have not exactly had it easy. In colonial times, women were to do strictly house work and take care of the children. This changed after the Civil War, giving women their right to speak up and become more like men.
He points out that early on social ideology made the husband supreme over the woman in the household, his only obligation was to respect her, hers, to serve and obey him1. According to Shorter, the independence of woman led to her disregarding control on her personal freedom. He states that evidence can be found in existing literature hinting that crucial changes in the status of women were under way after 1750, linking the shifts in some way to economic modernization . Shorter suggest that
During the nineteenth century women were considered inferior and expected to be submissive to men; their place is meant to be in the home raising the children and managing the plantation. Stowe considers housekeeping as one of the most essential duties of 19th century women: they have an obligation to govern their staff, manage household finances, and create a “heaven” for their families. Although the "separate spheres" philosophy is limiting because it confined women to the home, it also provides a model for a woman run government that separates from slavery. It is a disgrace for a woman to interfere in the place of men, or the workforce, as it is believed to be only for men. A key example of this would be Mrs. Shelby.
Women’s social, political and economic roles in the 17th Century The women in the seventeenth century were faced with expressing themselves in a male-controlled system where the importance of women’s views was not an issue. Cultural and political events during the seventeenth century had better attention to women's issues such as education improvement, and by the end of the eighteenth century, women were progressively able to speak out against injustices. There wasn’t a big drastic change in the seventeenth century in the status or conditions of women. The women continued to play a significant role in economic and political structures through their mainly local activities. The women often acted as counselors in the home, soothing their husbands' words and actions.
Shortly after the 15th, craft guilds excluded women. This demonstrates both being insecure, on the men part, and women losing their power. The men were arguably insecure because they knew the women were better than them in this job. So they had to prohibit them from it period. Some guild regulations treated a wife as a business partner.
The Declaration of Independence’s wording specifies “All men are created equal.” Ever since then women have been determined to rewrite those words. Women were finally guaranteed the right to vote with the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution in 1920. Prior to the passage of this amendment women's suffrage was only guaranteed in some of the states and agitation for equal suffrage was carried on by only a few individuals (Wolgast 50). Women in America have always Dating back the early 1800’s women have broken away from the norm. Women like Emma Hart Willard who founded the Troy Female Seminary in New York which was the first endowed school for girls, helped empower women to see that there can be change.
They are prohibited from getting a divorce, while men are free to divorce and remarry as they wish. Also women must be submissive to their husbands, because their husbands have total legal control over them. Men have control and ownership over all possessions, while women do not have any of these rights within a marriage. As well, women must seek permission from their husbands to see their parents, yet men are free to see their parents as they wish. In this region of the world women are unjustly punished in comparison to men.
The Nazi’s were fixed on the idea that a woman’s role was at home, being a mother and a wife. They wanted women to have plenty of children so the birth rates would go up and Germany could form a large army and become a more powerful nation. Working class women were removed from factories and encouraged to stay at home, and middle class women were removed from their professions. They were urged to wear traditional clothing, and behave in a much less liberal way than was allowed during Weimar times. 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.
In the nineteen hundreds, women couldn’t live and depend on themselves to make ends meet; therefore it was compulsory and essential for women to be married as they depended on the man incomes. Women in those days were housewives; they stayed at home and looked after the children, while the men went out to work. Men were considered as the “bread winners” of the organisation. Dobash and Dabashes study on domestic violence also supports the fact that women depended on men. In their studies, the women were continually harassed and abused, however they still stuck with their husbands.