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People married for financial and economic security and seldom for physical attraction. Women who did not marry by there mid twenties were socially humiliated. Those who did were denied access to inheritance, earnings, and property. Once women married they became property of their husbands. Eleanor Flexner writes “Marri... ... middle of paper ... ...versity Press.
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Therefore, such situations have necessitated prompt initiatives that aim to change the situation for this group of people in the United States. According to Lindenmeyer, these initiatives have developed themselves into a large spectrum of activities that could be as well described as an institution that is based on certain goals (42). In this regard, the women of color initiatives have their major aims in empowering their colleagues to move them up the ladder of self-advancement in the society. They also help... ... middle of paper ... ... every society member. However, with critical analysis, we are able to note that the activities carried out by women of color initiative groups can be classified under the larger unit of feminism.
They were traditionally restricted to feministic activities inside the home and valued as their husband’s property. Women were not allowed an education and could not hold positions of power, nor could they make any decisions without the consent of their husbands. In the early 1800s, certain states in the United States of America, began to allow married women to possess their own property in an estate that was separate from her husband’s property. Generally, the only property that a woman had before marriage was property that had been given to her by or inherited from her father. Despite these successes, wives, themselves, were still viewed as their husband’s property.
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In the story “Pride and Prejudice” women had many obligations and few choices. Women were complete controlled by men their whole life. The whole purpose of women in the 1800s and in the story is to find a husband, have his kids and to spend the rest of their life serving their husband. There were many rules that the women had to follow that affected the marriage. Woman who did not marry could really only look forward to living with her relatives as a dependent so that marriage is pretty much the only way of ever getting out from under the parental control.
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