Elizabeth loved her cousin, Elizabeth Smith... ... middle of paper ... ...r equality of women whose only representation at the time was through husbands. The brave few who courageously fought in the movement reformed our country and society today. Women such as Alice Paul and Susan B Anthony not only brought on equality for women today these women also brought on a new way women thought towards themselves. Today women think of themselves as independent smart citizens who can be whoever they want to be, politicians, doctors, scientists, etc. In addition women today can wear what they choose.
After her father entered the sanitarium, it was just her mother and two younger brothers. When Eleanor was at the age of eight years old, her mother passed away. She and her two younger brothers went to live with their grandmother after both of their parents were no longer around. Not long after the children went to live with their grandmother, the older of her two younger brothers passed away. At this time, Eleanor was not even at the age of ten years old yet, and then also soon found out that her father had passed away as well.
She lived a relatively happy life until her parents divorced when she was only eight years old. Diana and her siblings were in their father's custody, but still visited regularly with their mother. Diana was tutored at home until the age of nine. A year later she was sent to Riddlesworth Hall in Norfolk. At age twelve she began attending Heath High School in Sevenoaks, Kent.
Eleanor’s childhood was not perfect. Her mother died of Diphtheria and her father died because of alcohol problems when she was eight years old (Brick, “The Biography of Anna Eleanor Roosevelt”). Moving to New York to live with her grandmother, Eleanor received a great education. As a child she had a private tutor, Frederic Roser, to teach her literature and math from 1889-1890 (First Lady Biography: Eleanor Roosevelt). She also attended Allenswood Girl’s Academy in London from 1899-1902 where she studied languages, fine arts, and literature (“Eleanor Roosevelt Biography”, Bio.com).
Mrs. Kennedy was educated at the best of private schools, and was 18 year old when she was dubbed "the Debutante of the Year" for the 1947-1948 season. While attending Vassar she traveled extensively, spending her junior year in France, before graduating from George Washington University in 1952. Even as a child, and later as a young woman, Mrs. Kennedy showed the qualities that were later to impress the world. In Washington she took a job as a photographer for a local newspaper, the Washington Times-Herald at the age of 21. Soon after she met Senator John F. Kennedy, who was considered one of the most eligible bachelors in Washington, they were married in 1953.
His mother was a cheerful and vivacious woman. He was one of nine siblings. He was the first-born child of Amali and Jacob; however, two male siblings where from his father’s first marriage. When he was a young boy, his family moved to Vienna where he lived most of his life. At the age of twenty-six, he fell madly in love with Martha Bernays when she was visiting one of his sisters.
As women we are always looking for a way to be better versions of ourselves. On a very broad spectrum we are supposed to be the superwoman of every aspect of life. Women were so called created on this earth to be submissive and a housemaid to their families. During the 1900s women began to feel trapped and lead to believe that they needed to follow in the footsteps of their ancestors, but on other terms they began slowly transitioning into becoming working women stepping out of the role of being only a house wife and mother. As I began reading Women’s Magazine 1940-1960, gender roles and popular press, I had and overwhelming feeling of someone telling me how to be a woman and what role a woman should play in society.
The lines that divided women’s household and public existence became distorted as women joined the political areas, usually to defend their homes and families from the threats of progressive era. Women often portrayed themselves as worried mothers, thus numerous women acquired access to positions of leadership and authority. Therefore, they attained political triumphs for women's rights and other social issues (Haman, 2009). Instead of denying the stereotypical characteristics and gender roles that were socially assigned to them, many women activists adopted them and utilized them for their benefit. Women contended that their ethical morality and their maternal instincts enabled them to have an inherent capability to take care for the world beyond their households (Haman, 20009).
Opposing Sides: Feminism and Anti-Feminism Throughout the twentieth century, there have been many drastic changes with regards to the political, vocational, and everyday lives of women. The woman’s overwhelming response to these changes formed two opposing forces known as the feminists and the anti-feminists. Feminists support the belief that women are equal to men in every facet of life and are not to be “brainwashed” into following a submissive housewife role. On the opposing side, anti-feminists believe that a woman’s responsibility is to be a homemaker and to take care of their children and families above other obligations. Although both are very controversial groups, both possess various merits and disadvantages.
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Eleanor Roosevelt was born in New York City on October 11, 1884, daughter of lovely Anna Hall and Elliott Roosevelt, younger brother of Theodore. When her mother died in 1892, the children went to live with Grandmother Hall; her adored father died only two years later. Attending a distinguished school in England gave her, at 15, her first chance to develop self-confidence among other girls. Eleanor married her fifth cousin, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Tthey became the parents of six children.