The rules for women were so strict it’s like she had to be a slave to her husband. “They had to obey men, because in most cases men held all the resources and wom... ... middle of paper ... ...y, inquisitive mind would have been able to further her education independently through reading” (Austen). In the 1800s unmarried women were school teachers because they weren’t in a marriage were they had to be a house wife. Typically, women were not allowed to be educated or gain knowledge outside of the home because it was a man’s world. The roles woman played in the book “Pride and Prejudice” and in the early 1800s was important in a marriage because the women did everything.
“If society will not admit of woman's free development, then society must be remodeled.” -Elizabeth Blackwell. Elizabeth Blackwell is best known for being the first woman to graduate from a medical college in the United States. In doing so, she paved the road for the higher education of women in the United States, and because of her there are currently 661,400 female doctors in the United States ("Women in Medicine: How Female Doctors have Changed the Face of Medicine"). Her character and determination inspired thousands of women to become doctors. Elizabeth Blackwell was strong- willed and she never stopped aspiring to be who she wanted to be until she achieved her goals.
American women began to seek opportunities for further education, as well as equal rights. The history of women’s education has evolved through events that have shaped the culture of America today. To better understand the women’s education movement, it is important to know the background of its history. Education has been the hurdle keeping women from gaining equality in society, by separating them from their male counterparts. Women who sought higher education were considered, heathens and the most disgusting beings that would perish.
A very important scientist in the world was Elizabeth Garrett Anderson. She promoted women’s rights and supported women in every way. She was the first women in her country to be on the East London School Board. She was very inspired by a women named Elizabeth Blackwell, who was the first woman in America to graduate from medical school. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson was an English Physician.
In 1838 they had moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, due to more financial issues caused from the bank panic that occurred a year prior. Shortly after their move to Ohio, Elizabeth's father had passed away leaving... ... middle of paper ... ...ist. She believed that women should still hold their traditional role but should be able to pursue any opportunity that they wanted. Dr. Blackwell has contributed significantly to the history of medicine. She spent the rest of her life educating women about medicine and also helped develop new medical schools for women.
One women activist was Susan Brownell Anthony who was born February 15, 1820 in South Adams, Massachusetts (“Susan B. Anthony”). Susan B. Anthony was a great woman who was determined to change women’s rights. For example, there is a quote that states, “Susan B. Anthony dedicated her life to the cause, the woman Suffrage Movement” (qtd. in “Susan Brownell Anthony”). Through Susan’s life she had many major accomplishments toward women’s rights.
Florence Nightingale was and still is today very important in the study of nursing. She greatly affected nursing in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries especially the policies involved with proper care. Due to the fact she was from a wealthy family, Florence pursued her “God-given calling” in which she saw was being a nurse. During the Crimean War, she reduced the death count. “Florence Nightingale established St. Thomas’ Hospital and Nightingale Training School for Nurses in the year of 1860.” She had many achievements in her lifetime which leads to her great legacy that she has left behind.
Women wanted to be treated like people and to be able to own land and work. This started the women right, women war, and the women suffrage. Girls had very poor education. They was supposed to teach their son before he go off to school. But since the women had no education what was they supposed to teach her son.
Ms. Understood Imagine living in a time when your only role is to get married, bear children, and take care of your house and husband. Adrienne Rich proposes an ulterior idea in her essay “Taking Women Students Seriously” Women should not only question the gender standards but discuss the gender norms that society has created; by discussion and attention to the matter we can eliminate it all together. Women are not represented in school curriculums enough and have a large misrepresentation in society. Rich draws attention to: What women have working against them in education, how women are perceived in the world by the media and advertising, and the gender roles that society pressures young children to contort to.
Throughout history, women have been oppressed and seen as subservient to men. Gender differences denied women the right to education, among many factors that men had. Women lived their lives to be wives and mothers while men went to school, held careers, interests passions and individual lives outside of the homes women so rarely left. Mary Wollstonecraft expressed her abhorrence for this injustice in A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. Later in the same year of 1792, Anna Barbauld responded by attacking Wollstonecraft with her “The Rights of Woman.” Both women present a clear, though opposing argument allowing the reader further insight of the oppression plaguing women in the late eighteenth century.