Commonly women are assumed to be housewives to “work” in their home kitchen and care for her children. House wives believe that no matter how arduous housework actually proves to be, they do not feel themselves to be at work. [xix] Housework is not a paid job, it is more of a responsibility burdened upon a woman. In today’s society these views have altered, women now have more job opportunities and it is normal for a woman to be employed. Although women do work, they are still seen as submissive because of the unequal treatment and salary they are given compared to men.
It was hard for her mother to have a baby at a young age herself and try to make ends meet was not easy. She needed to lean on others for help, which she thought at the time was right thing to do, but got caught up on her new family. This is why Emily had so much resentment towards her mother. This story is a great example of a dysfunctional mother-daughter relationship. The story does great job showing the mother’s anguish over her daughter, and a depressed teen that needed her mother and is struggling to overcome a very unhappy childhood.
At times, it is impossible for these women to manage their household duties. Sometimes, women are forced to work because their male counterparts do not earn sufficient incomes to make end meet. A lot of working mothers, thus, face the difficulties of looking after their young ones. However, most working class women prefer not to work at home because being a homemaker is a herculean task that requires a lot of skill and patience. Since women feel incapable of looking after their children,... ... middle of paper ... ...iders.
So all she needed to do at home was look good and attractive and boss servants about. School wasn't made compulsory until 1870 until then poor people didn't go to school because they couldn't afford it. Poor women had to work as well as bringing up her children, they had to work in coal mines and factories for long hours earning little money, up until 1870 young children would be expected to work too.
In today’s time women and men are seen with equal qualities and capabilities, if schools didn’t teach the student that it was not always like that, upcoming men and women would never have a clue, but that is not how it works. Prescribed gender roles was a major part of life in the nineteenth century. Women were the ones that cooked, cleaned, and raised the children. In Kate Chopin’s, “Story of an Hour” the use of prescribed gender roles unify Louise Mallard’s agonizing taste for freedom. Women who lived in the time period of prescribed gender roles, often were referred to as “housewives.” These housewives were also seen as lonely and miserable people.
Women's Changing Role in Family and The Workplace One of the main institutions in society is found within the household and is popularly known as “The Family”. It is here, in the family, where the commencement of society takes place. It is amongst this unit that the origin of women’s oppression began with the constant power struggle between man and woman. With the “nuclear family” slowly being thrown out the window and the new “dual-earner” family creeping in to takes it’s place, it’s no wonder that women’s positions have changed radically over the past one hundred years. The key work here to this being position, because although women’s position has changed, their workload has not.
In the past, many parents felt that school education for girls was a waste of time, "A woman's place is in the home" was the traditional view. In those days, housewives had a tough life and were completely dependent on the men for money. There was a lot of drudgery in their lives and the men didn't help with the household chores, it was "women's work". The housewife worked from dawn to dusk and there was a lot of truth in the old saying; "a woman's work is never done". However, women have made optimistical progress towards equality and their role in the society has been changed dramatically since the last century.
The War had an effect on all different women. They went from having someone bring home what they needed and taking care of them, to being alone, forced to support themselves and their families. This drove them to a point that they never thought they would be at. Because of all the stress they were under, women started to eventually demand that their husbands come home because they couldn’t deal with the endless amounts of work all the time. When they realized that wasn’t possible, they dealt with the work and became tougher and more determined.
Women played a huge role in the colonial times, revolutionary times, middle- class reform times, turn of the century times, 1920’s and 1960’s. All though these times were not easy for most women they still managed to get through it. During the colonial times, work was extremely difficult, exhausting, and the rest of the people were unappreciative. In poor families, the women were mostly at home and played the house making role which meant they had to cook, clean, make clothing, take care of the animals, etc. In wealthy families, the women did the same but instead had a servant to help.
The Main Problems Facing Women in the Years 1860 - 1902 The problems that faced women in this period were all due to a discriminatory attitude towards them, in all aspects of life. As children, females did not have access to a very good education, as the woman's place was in the home, with education reflecting this view. The main subjects that girls were taught were those on a domestic level. Before 1870 however, working class girls would be taught to work in factories or were taught in charity schools. It was only after 1870 that education became more like it is today, but the subjects taught were often needlework and cookery, effectively the girls were being taught to be the traditional wives.