Even as far back as the United States independence, women did not possess any civil rights. According to Janda, this view is also known as protectionism, the notion that women mush be sheltered from life's harsh realities. Protectionism carried on throughout the general populations view for many decades until the 1920's when the women's movement started. Women finally received the right to vote in the Nineteenth Amendment. The traditional views of protectionism, however, remained in people's minds until the 1970's (Janda et al, 2000: 538-539).
Around this time, women started to take on other roles outside the typical traditional role of housewife. Women were going to college, obtaining their degrees, and starting their careers. This step forward in women's independence came with much scrutiny. What was happening to working women, to their households, their family roles, and their children? Many people from many different nations have different views based on women's rights with regards to career choice. Nations have different beliefs on women's independence by working, a working mother's relationship with her children, and the affect on the child whose mother works. These beliefs, especially of a preschool child suffering if his/her mother works, are based upon an individual's religiosity and age.
These issues are imperative to politics. Many countries are giving more civil rights to women to treat them as equals to men. Women, therefore, have more power and say in the government. Yet, how much power should the government allot to women while still protecting family values. Many citizens feel that family values are core to moral beings, and allowing women to have careers will affect the future generations....
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... | 51.7 | 52.1 | 54.6 | 48.5 | 51.6
3 | 87 | 94 | 59 | 42 | 282
Disagree | 18.9 | 18.3 | 12.4 | 7.9 | 14.2
4 | 11 | 12 | 4 | 2 | 28
Strongly disagre | 2.3 | 2.3 | .8 | .4 | 1.4
Column 461 514 474 537 1986
Total 23.2 25.9 23.8 27.1 100.0
Janda, Kenneth, Jeffrey M. Berry, and Jerry Goldman. 2000. The Challenge of Democracy. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company.
Dalton, Russell J. 1996. Citizen Politics. Chatham, New Jersey: Chatham House Publishers, Inc.
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