Women who are married and have children are joining the labor force in increasing numbers, especially one with college degree (Sasser, 478). They are as ambitious as men, but sometime they have to find a balance between work and family responsibilities. The obstacles to women full participation in the labor force are due to the labor market functioning through old customs where men were considered breadwinner and women...
Furthermore, women are still expected to give up their job pursuits for children. Men, when they get married tent to earn more power. However, women lose their power or even have to give up everything that they had been working toward their whole life to bear the child who will keep the lineage for her husband’s family. “It is not false that today, almost half of infants’ mothers are employed” and the percentage of working moms has risen much over recent years. Nevertheless, it is undeniable that it is unfair for women to have to be pressured by both work and children.
Many traditional women faced those same challenges of balancing the care of their children and household obligations while successfully satisfying their working husbands. “They took pride in a clean, comfortable home and satisfaction in serving a good meal because no one had explained to them that the only work worth doing is that for which you get paid”. (Hekker 277.)
A few roles of women prior to the World War I consisted of cooking, cleaning, and caring for the children. These were the basic fundamental jobs that women were expected of women to do,” (Campbell 1) .During this time men were the sole base of the household income, and the head provider for their family. Society had a standard role for what a woman should be. “During this generation girls were taught as children what their roles were as women,” (Campbell 1). If women decided to do something other than their standard role in society they were looked down upon. Some husbands would not let their wives go to work. Husbands during thought during this time period thought a women’s career should be at home. “Husbands found pride in knowing that their wives were at home at home, while they were working. To husbands this verified that they were doing their job as a man,” (Campbell 1). Though all this changed due to the notorious war of World War II.
Introduction For centuries, women has always been dominated and controlled by men. Society has viewed women as the weaker gender and relied on men in order to survive. As time went on, things have changed, society has became more advance and so are women. During the World War II, women have increased their role in the society by replacing the men’s in the labor market and also increased their status in the society. Today, the growth of women in the work force continually to raise and so are their status.
“The Satisfactions of Housewifery and Motherhood” was an interesting and informative article of what life was like when living in the shoes of a housewife in 1977. That was a time when women were going off to work in order to help support their families due to The Women’s Rights Movement. Society frowned upon those women who remained a housewife. They were viewed as blood sucking leaches living off their husbands. Terry Hekker believed that she would be one of the last housewives before their extinction. Some of the main beliefs that Ms. Hekker wanted to explain is there are misunderstandings about the role of a housewife, benefits can be gained and that the occupation of a housewife is an acceptable job for women. Terry Hekker proves that society back then left some women affected negatively by the “do-your-own-thing” philosophy. The author brought up a few arguments...
A lot of the time when most household tasks are completed by the female in the relationship, they cannot pursue the same career opportunities as their male partner who has more time to invest in his job (ONE). When comparing the equality of household tasks amongst different countries, it was observed that in countries where women have more political power and a greater labor force the men performed a larger portion of the housework. Comparatively, in countries that have promoted equality amongst genders, the female partner is more aware of the unfairness that could occur in the home and believe that they are experiencing less equality. In countries that do not promote gender equality, the women are less likely to notice the unfair division of labor in their home (THREE). Also, in societies that promote gender equality, the women can use characteristics such as income, and job position to negotiate equality in the household labor (ONE). The influence of political power in certain areas of the world can change a lot about how women perceive their inequality compared to other countries. All over the world women are reporting that they complete more housekeeping tasks than is fair, while men believe that they complete less than a fair amount of work (THREE). What people
In her book The Second Shift, Arlie Hochschild describes how two-job married couples in the United States deal with the structural problem of the domestic work shift, i.e., that when both members of a marriage work outside of the home, the domestic work becomes an added burden to one or both of the members in addition to their outside jobs. Modern society has increased the work load of the family, thereby increasing tension in marriages and taking away time for leisure and recreation for both spouses. Hochschild calls this a "stalled revolution" (12) because women's entrance into the full-time workforce has yet to bring about the necessary structural change in American family life. Assuming that this state of "stalled revolution" is temporary and that the problems associated with it will demand a change, it is interesting to explore possibilities for future structural changes in the realm of work and family interaction. This paper will focus on one such possibility, paid employment in the home, summarizing some of the current sociological research on this topic and drawing conclusions as to the feasibility and desirability of home work for some or all of the future workforce.
The feminist movement, also known as the Woman’s Liberal Movement was an effort trying to change the way society sees gender equality. Growing up in the 1950s- 1960s people were getting married earlier than ever. It would never be questioned whether a person was going to marry but instead when and who. Raising a family was not questioned either, and couples started families right after they had married. In the South many white families consisted of a successful husband who works full time and a wife who manages the up keepings of the house also known as the “homemaker”. This was considered a traditional white family in the South. However, not all women wanted to live this lifestyle that many men and few women implemented. Many women wanted to be seen as equal giving both genders the same working rights. Society believed it was a woman’s responsibility to stay at home and complete chores such as laundry, washing dishes, cleaning house, and taking care of the children while their husband works. During the 1950- 1960s in the South, society including many men and some women believed it was against societal norms for women to work. This created difficulties for women when trying to find jobs, because society believed women did not belong in the workforce, instead they belonged at home raising their families, and because society influenced this business became biases towards women working. Society had such a large impact on what people believed causing complications for women when trying to find jobs.