Also the women in these societies are dependent on the husbands, since they aren’t allowed to work. The women fear how they will survive without their husbands. Because of this the women don’t report their husbands: “only 5% of cases involving violence against women surveyed by the UN in a recent report ended in persecution in a formal court” (Rasmussen). The customs of the societies have made the women so dependent on their husbands, that they won’t report them even for physical abuse. First, the women are brainwashed into believing that they should make these marriages work, or they would be disrespected in the society.
This was a setback for women’s rights everywhere, since the only way they were able to obtain the right to vote was by admitting that they were different, and needed to be able to vote to protect themselves form the big strong men. There were many women who fought for female equality, and many who didn’t care, but eventually the feminists won the vote. Women today are still fighting for equality in the home, in the workplace, and in society as a whole, which seems like it may take centuries of more slow progress to achieve. Works Cited Foner, Eric & Garraty, John A. “Minor V. Happersett” http://www.historychannel.com/perl/print_book.pl?ID=35418>[March 11, 2001] Mara Mayor.
Adam did not care to hear what his mother had to say about him going to the common, so her input on this situation was completely ignored. Fast includes various comments made by characters throughout this book directed toward women to show the inequality between genders and are often stereotypical. An example of this is when Cousin Simmons says to Adam, “A girl is a frail thing, and not easy in the world until she has a home and a family of her own” (pg. 135). During this time period of the Revolution, men were supposed to protect and be heroes for the women in their town because women, at the time, were viewed as being incapable of doing that for themselves.
Women are not treated as an equal to men because of the lack of recognition in the workforce, stereotypical household jobs, and women often being a second choice for places in society. Due to lack of recognition, men are treated as a superior to women in the workforce. “Throughout history…women were often subject to male authority ("Women’s Rights. ").” Women very rarely get to high ranking positions in their field of work because of their gender, which results in women having a man as their superior. In this article the author points out that this has happened for years and still continues to this day but needs to be put to an end.
Many women get accused of being hysterical when trying to discuss issues relating to the unfairness (“Society” 2). Women live in a society where they are not “allowed” to do many things. The culture today silences the narrations and experiences of women and using the term that the worst thing a man could be would to be female (Lang 3). A lack of feminism prevents women from being able to speak out and feel free. They suffer from being silenced.
In the late 1800's, as well as the early 1900's, women felt discriminated against by men and by society in general. Men generally held discriminatory and stereotypical views of women. Women had no control over themselves and were perceived to be nothing more than property to men. They were expected to live up to a perfect image that society had created, while trying to comply with their husbands' desires. While many women felt dissatisfied with their lives, they would not come out and say it.
Inequality of women during 1840 to 1968 Many ancient laws and beliefs show that women from all around the world have always been considered inferior to men. However, as time went on, ideas of equality circulated around and women started to demand equality. Many women fought for equality and succeeded in bringing some rights. However, full equality for women has yet to be fulfilled. This issue is important because many women believe that the rights of a person should not be infringed no matter what their gender is, and by not giving them equality, their rights are being limited.
Judy Brady’s essay presents an effective approach on how wives should be given an equally chance in a household to express themselves with their dreams. Women are often portrayed by men as weak and not worthy of equality such as men. However, Brady removes the blindfold off many as she zoom’s the treatment of a wife just because she is a female. Likewise the continuous of the phrase “I want a wife” portrays men as weak because they are dependent on someone else in their life. The image that society creates on men and women continue on by people who don’t understand the value and worthiness of a female.
Their violent methods also turned moderate men against the idea of women suffrage as they gave them a negative perspective of women. To conclude, the combination of these long-term and short-term causes meant that women were not given the vote between 1900 and 1914. The suffragettes’ violence supported the view that women were hysterical and temperamentally unsuited to politics. The fact that women were turning away from WSPU also made it look as if these women no longer wanted the vote, and therefore gave evidence to the view-point that most women didn’t want the vote. It made it seem as if these women were no longer interested enough in politics and the public sphere- which gave proof to the idea of ‘separate spheres’.
The first time Friedan got pregnant she was maternity leave and out for a while however, when she got pregnant again they fired her because they did not want her to be out that long. Still to do this day many people do not want to hire women because they are a female and do get pregnant. Although women do have maternity leave, however, people still to do this day get fired. As a society, we need to change this such as Betty Friedan has once changed the mindsets of both men and women, but yet today we are still fighting for the equal amount of higher ranking jobs and it is not because guys are smarter than girls, it because we let society rule our world. Freidan wanted women to succeed and be able to make progress in their life and to find life enjoyable, which everyone should.