They did not have the most basic democratic equality of all, the equal right to vote, until the 19th amendment was adopted in 1920. As they gained the right to vote, women began feeling the right to explore other opportunities. In the 1920s, women struggled to develop a work identity that would give them professional status and preserve their femininity (Walkowitz, 1051). They wanted to be eligible for an executive position, but at the same time they also wanted to be Women finally began working outside the home, but not yet at the level, status, and rank they deserved. They deserved Women have long participated in American business, and their roles have greatly changed.
More women are starting to work proactively in the “mans world”, but they are straining to advance to high executive positions throughout corporate companies. A lot of this is due to a women’s fertility. While the stereotype of women being strictly housewives has diminished, the mentality that women are too maternal is prevalent in business life. Due to this outlook women are perceived to be unable to take on the stressful pressures business prevails, giving reason to why for years women were only secretaries and clerks in business where they received little room for progression in their careers. A great deal of reasoning behind this struggle is due to the Great Man Theory.
The rights of women are getting the job and equal pay as with the men. The open-minded boss will qualify the person with skills, abilities, and education; a person’s sex shouldn’t really matters in all settings. In the workplace, small and large businesses, women get pay lower than the men, few CEO positions are held by women because they are more sensitive, and emotional. In this paper I research how did the gender effect our opinion and how society perceives each of the sexes. For many parts of the world, women is still the inferior sex.
With each of these different types of labor came with a social understanding of the worth of you and your work. Unlike men, women were always below no matter the skill level of work. The role of women’s labor has diversified throughout the mid 1800’s due to the social impact of the Civil War that legitimized the concerns of women’s labor worth in America. Before the Civil War in the 1840’s, women worked in factories with long work hours and unfair conditions. Specifically, the Lowell Mill girls were treated so poorly because of their gender and this was the first instance that women were introduced in the workforce, under these new circumstances.
Women were considered physically and emotionally weak but artistic, moral, and refined. This is basically stated in Document A where a woman converts another woman to show how good and moral women are. As time went on many women did not get married so they could have some type of freedom. During this time period, women were allowed to work but they worked for lower wages even though they worked just as long and hard as men. Women most commonly worked as teachers, domestic workers, or mill workers.
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.
Women showed their skill and ability to work, changing their role in society. “Women were hired for traditionally male occupations” (“Women in business”). After being hired for male jobs, women were portrayed differently and not as the average housewife. In 1944 women addressed the fact they do not get equal pay for equal work and to have working conditions improved (“Women in Society”). That included having childcare for working mothers.
With able bodied men away fighting in the war, employers had to augment their scope on prospective employees and they began to look towards women. Previous to this, women had been thought of as a type of second- class citizen (Mirror). Those middle- class and above were given no education, and those of the working class were taught the basics of the three R’s and various domestic chores. With this in mind it, was a large leap for anyone to even contemplate the idea of a woman being capable enough to do a mans job. Contrary to popular belief, however,... ... middle of paper ... ...u-s-history/world-war-i-1914-1919/america-s-entry-into-the-war/a-new-labor-force/>.
“The number of working women increased substantially after the two world wars, but they generally had low-paying work”(Women’s Rights). Women stepped up during the war while there were fewer workers. The bravery that women had come with no praise. Women were paid less than men just because they were women. “The most glaring content gap in the treaty bodies’ approach to gender equality is in the area of women’s unpaid work, particularly in relation to household reproduction and care”(Garrett).
What is a women’s role in the world? According to many men, women belong in the home and not in the workplace. This idea of what a woman’s role is has been upheld since the beginning of our civilization; even after centuries and gaining the right to take part in the workplace, women are still not at the same level as men. By no means are they equal because there are huge disparities in the workplace that separates women from men. An example of this would be the huge ratio difference between male and female executives.