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Working Women and Dangerous Liaisons

- At the end of nineteenth century men and women migrated from rural areas to urban areas for industrial work (Smith, p.142). This change ushered in the system of wage labor which became the way most members of lower class gained income. However, wages for workers were incredibly low (Smith, p.145). The blooming trend among the middle-class of the head of household as the only working individual of the family was completely unattainable for working class families. It was a necessity for lower-class women to work to support the family as well as maintain their role as mother and keeper of the home (Smith, p.273)....   [tags: Women's Rights ]

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How the Image of Working Women Came to Be

- Over the past few centuries, beginning with the start of the industrial revolution, the roles of women in the family have been constantly in flux. At the beginning of the industrial revolution, we can see that the role of women shifts to staying at home and taking care of housework, while the man serves as the “breadwinner”. In current time, we see women, now more than ever, having jobs outside of the household. In some cases, the roles of the mother and the father in the family are even switched: the women are the ones with steady full-time jobs outside of the household, while males are the ones staying at home taking care of children....   [tags: supermom, housewife, working mothers]

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Working Women

- “Male and female represent the two sides of the great radical dualism,” wrote American journalist and women’s rights advocate Margaret Fuller in 1843, “there is no wholly masculine man, no purely feminine woman... Nature provides exceptions to every rule.” (((Margaret Fuller, Jeffrey Steele, The Essential Margaret Fuller, Page 310, American Women Writers, 1992))). Her statement during the mid-nineteenth-century was symptomatic of the changing dynamics of the traditional household and workplace in Western Europe and North America as a result of rapid industrialisation, and improvements in education and medical standards....   [tags: feminism, working class, workplace, gender]

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Working Women

- For centuries women have been viewed as the caretakers of the family. However, as more women are either earning higher salaries than their spouses or taking on the role as the “breadwinner” of the household, that view gets a little more complicated. According to an analysis by the Pew Research Center, 40% of all households with children under the age of 18 include mothers who are either the sole or primary source of income for the family – this number greatly increased from the 11% in 1960. These mothers who are the primary financial supporters of the family are divided into two groups: 37% are married and have a higher salary than their husbands while 63% are single mothers (“Breadwinner Mo...   [tags: Career Women Essays]

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Working Women Obstacles Of Women

- Working Women Obstacles Works such as “Faces in the Hands,” “Awake in a Strange Landscape,” “Hanging in, Solo,” “The Cultural Worker,” and “The Common Woman” display the difficulties that women experienced as they entered professions in the 1980s to 2005. “Faces in the Hands” by Carolyn Chute was written to show the mistreatment of all workers. In “Awake in a Strangle Landscape” by Jan Beatty, we learned the obstacles of women who were placed in jobs that were traditionally reserved for women. “Hanging in, Solo” by Susan Eisenberg reviews the difficulty of being one of the first women to enter the electrical brotherhood....   [tags: Gender, Female, Male, Woman]

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Working Women Versus House Wife

- ... The typical American family was husband as the bread winner, and wife as the house scullery, but not being able to work side by side as mutual business partners. Life for humans has been this way I believe since the beginning of time the woman takes responsibility not only for the housework, but also for the farm work. It was this way until the 1900s when women began finding their voices. For example a way of women finding their voice was the 19th amendment giving them the right to vote, and prohibition protecting families from husbands who engaged in domestic violence....   [tags: magazine, wife, mother, roles]

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Fueled by the Empowerment Movement: A Look at Disempowerment and Working Women

- There are great women who work each day in the public and private sector. Some of those women were pioneers of the Women’s Movement before there was a Women’s Movement. Bette Davis is quoted as saying, “When a man gives his opinion, he's a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she's a bitch.” (Ramsdale, 2014). Another more recent pioneer was a part of the Women’s Movement. Hillary Rodman Clinton is quoted as saying, “I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas, but what I decided to do was to fulfil my profession, which I entered before my husband was in public life” (Ramsdale, 2014)....   [tags: Disempowerment, women, empowerment]

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Working Women, the Government, and Politics

- Working Women, the Government, and Politics Working women in America are in a difficult and complex state. Women in the workforce are encouraged to compete "like men," which conflicts with the demand for their time during "the second shift". Complete dedication is expected both in the workplace and in the home, and little support is provided by the opposite sex and the government. If the government acquired a larger responsibility for working families, it could implement several policies that have already proven to alleviate the burden on working women and promote gender equality in other industrialized nations....   [tags: Political Science]

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Working Women and Family Lifestyles

- Working Women and Family Lifestyles The issues and concerns of this course are ones with which I am able to identify. Having been married for eight years, a working women and mother qualifies me to give much insight to each of the components listed in this course. My essay will address the following:  Past and present status of women in the work place  Balancing career and family  Career Choices  The future of the family In addition, I will expand on the implications of single parenthood and how it affects women?s careers and raising a family....   [tags: Papers Feminism Females Work Force Essays]

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The Exploitation Of Women Working

- Authors Barbara Ehrenreich, and Annette Fuentes reveal the exploitation of women working and struggling to survive in third world countries in their essay entitled “Life on the Global Assembly Line.” Which was written and targeted in Ms. Magazine. Jobs in the factory and street working are the main ways of income for these women; young and old and unfortunately, it is their only choice because of government laws and because of how they are brought up and raised. In some cases, women are gaining the strength to rebel, to riot for change....   [tags: Factory, Assembly line, Woman, Third World]

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Working Women in the Victorian Middle-Class

- Working Women in the Victorian Middle-Class Charles Dickens’ character Miss Abbey Potterson is “some sixty and odd” years old, obviously unmarried (Miss), and a business owner (she owns a bar). Despite the fact that Victorian middle-class women were supposed to aspire to idleness, a growing number of women were becoming employed in the 19 th century for a number of reasons. The growing number of “redundant” (unmarried, like Miss Potterson) and widowed women were rarely in a position to be ladies of leisure (Hudson)....   [tags: Victorian Era]

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Gender Gap : The And The New York Times Of The Difficult Choices Facing Working Women

- Coverage in the Atlantic and the New York Times of the difficult choices facing working women has raised much needed national awareness to the daily struggles of successful women. As women who have risen through male-dominated while raising children, we are all too familiar with the struggles described by Anne-Marie Slaughter, a Princeton professor, and the advice advocated by Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook (Slaughter, Kantor). There is a saying in the labor movement: The leadership should look like the membership....   [tags: Gender, Transgender, Gender role, Sexism]

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How The Pregnancy Affect Working Women 's Professional Experiences

- Little, L; Major, V; Hinojosa, A; Nelson D. (2015) Professional Image Maintenance: How Women Navigate Pregnancy in the Workplace. Academy of Management Journal, 58 (1): 8-37. In this qualitative article, the researchers studied how women perceive themselves during pregnancy and how they handle their pregnancy in the workplace. The purpose of the research was to develop and test a model of social identity based impression management techniques used by pregnant workers, identifying the motives and strategies used to manage their professional image....   [tags: Pregnancy, Mother, Qualitative research]

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Working Women

- Work and the Family The interaction of adults and children is one to be treasured. When a person becomes a parent they change. He/she instantly becomes more mature and are forced to take on numerous responsibilities. However, every parent will agree it is the best feeling one can have. It is truly a privilege to bring a child into this world, and there is nothing more special than to begin a family. During this course I choose to help facilitate two chapters: Work and Family and To Parent or not to Parent....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Look at Working Women: The Beginning and the Road Blocks

- ... Whether the jobs were due to the need of two incomes or the freedom to put off childbirth until later, the door to employment for women in the job market was open for acceptance. Another social phenomena came to the forefront. Divorced women, who were single parents and now needed to financially support themselves and their children. These women needed to enter the workforce (p.9). Since women were largely kept out of higher education opportunities, meant they were relegated to low-wage, low education entry level positions....   [tags: world war II, leaders, household chores]

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Collective Bargaining and Labour Market Outcomes for Canadian Working Women

- Collective Bargaining and Labour Market Outcomes for Canadian Working Women I     INTRODUCTION: UNIONS, LOW PAY, AND EARNINGS INEQUALITY The major purposes of this paper are, first, to examine the impacts of collective bargaining on labour market outcomes for women workers in Canada, specifically with respect to pay, benefits coverage, the incidence of low pay and the extent of earnings inequality, and, second, to suggest ways in which positive impacts could be extended via the expansion of collective bargaining coverage....   [tags: Employment Canada Women Salary Essays]

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Analysis Of The Wilmington Morning Star, Wilmington 's Black Working Class Women Crafted Politics Of Recognition

- Through “unruly actions” described in the Wilmington Morning Star, Wilmington’s black working class women crafted politics of recognition in the streets. This politics of recognition contained multiple layers of assertion and protection. Wilmington’s working class black females asserted their concept of womanhood and also redefined the lines of marriage. These women also demanded protection through their unruly actions in the streets; protection from perhaps physical abuses at home and political and economic mistreatment in the public sphere....   [tags: Middle class, Social class, Working class]

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The Emerging Role of Women in Technology

- In households throughout the world, it is not uncommon to see a woman taking on the role of homemaker solely. However, more and more often, the idea of women working outside of the home is becoming a reality. Particularly, women are filling a vital role in the emerging technology fields. The duties of female workers are aiding in the progress of technology, right along with their male counterparts, because the once invisible intellectual ability of women is finally being utilized. Throughout history, select women have emerged in the technology fields....   [tags: Women, Working, Home, Careers, Technology]

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The Labor Force since the First Industrial Revolution

- ... Lowell provided girls with work, supervised housing, and regular pay for a few years. This was a dramatic change for these girls because they moved into dorms in the city, while leaving their families back home. These girls still receive low pay for long hours of work. “By the 1830s women made up approximately 80% of the textile mill work force in America” (103). Women’s involvement in the workforce proves that they could also earn an income just like men. The women working in the factories were beginning to realize that they also had an influence in the workforce and it changed their viewpoint of what they were capable of doing....   [tags: working women and children]

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Discrimination Against Women in Pakistani Society

- Discrimination against Women in Pakistani Society International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on eight March every year. The primary purpose of its observance is to honor women’s rights worldwide. This year, I got a chance to witness one of the celebrations organized by The Aga Khan University Working Group for Women (WGW) to celebrate IWD. On the one hand, seeing the contributions of women to our society, I felt privileged to be a woman. On the other hand, I was distressed thinking of the discrimination faced by women in their daily lives....   [tags: Working Group for Women, Wone's Rights, Society]

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Woman in Business Why It's So Hard For Working Women To Get Ahead, And What We Can Do About It by Jillian Berman

- Equality for Women in the business world always has been a reason for debate. However the article "Why It's So Hard For Working Women To Get Ahead, And What We Can Do About It", written by Jillian Berman is written to get employers to make it easier on the female members of their teams.The article was posted in the beginning of 2014 in The Huffington Post. Jillian is an Associate Business Editor for the Huffington Post. She is an opinion based writer who uses her "freedom of speech" to write about many different topics....   [tags: equality, employee, prejudice]

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American Women Leaving the Home and Going to Work

- One of the most significant sociological changes in the nation's history began in the last decade of the nineteenth century and the ramifications are still being felt today. This change consisted of the large numbers of women who entered the work force. This dramatic change in American society was accompanied by a great deal of controversy and prejudice directed towards women. It was predicted that female employment would bring about the downfall of society and the change of the American family....   [tags: Working-Women Joining the American Workforce ]

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Gendered Work Conditions in India: Experiences and Lessons

- It is a trite fact that women have been a subjugated section of the society in India. It is also a known fact that the women have earlier been deprived of their real place in the society. This has happened despite the fact that ancient Indian texts have advocated honour and dignity for the women. This phenomenon has perpetrated even in the modern work place scenario in India. The working women, in India, face a lot of gender biases. These biases hinder the professional growth of the working women....   [tags: women dignity, working women, indian women]

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Working Women - Mother's Should Stay Home with Their Children

- Mother's Should Stay Home with Their Children             One day a mother and her three and a half-year-old daughter were approaching a daycare center. The girl turned to her mother and asked her this question: "Mom, is it against the law for you to stay home?" There was another little girl that would never talk whenever her mom took her to the babysitters house. The mother consulted child psychologist Eleanor Wiesberger. She asked her why she thought that the girl wouldn't talk during her stay....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essay Examples]

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Compare Passage A, which is a transcript in which a women working in a

- Compare Passage A, which is a transcript in which a women working in a pub, talks about the different managers she has worked under, and passage B, which is an extract from, Odour of Chrysanthemums, a short story by D H Lawrence. Upon reading both passages I can clearly view numerous comparisons and differences. Initially, the subject, (meaning of the text) is extremely different in both extracts. Passage A is a transcript in which a women working in a pub, talks about the different managers she has worked under....   [tags: English Literature]

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Experiences of Working-Class Women in the 1930’s as Depicted Within The Tin Flute and Breadwinning Daughters: A Comparative Essay

- This essay will explore the experiences of working-class women in Canada during the 1930’s, particularly, how “the 1930’s shaped [young women’s] economic and social positions within their families and altered their life choices, yet also created the possibility of independence and adventure, and opened up access to the city’s commercial amusements.” This essay will draw upon examples from two literary works – The Tin Flute by Gabriel Roy and Breadwinning Daughters by Katrina Srigley – in order to compare the similarities and differences of the experiences of young working women during the Great Depression....   [tags: Canada, Gabriel Roy, Katrina Srigley]

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Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca: Disparities Between Upper and Working Class Women

- Disparities between upper and working class women and their roles in society are made very obvious in gothic literature. However, they are especially highlighted in Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, in which the protagonist sits between the upper and lower classes because of her own choice to marry a man from a higher class than herself. In the time period that the book was written, there were still large distinctions in class, though it was also a period that allowed for more social mobility because the older distinctions in class were beginning to fall away....   [tags: social classes, gothic literature, rebecca]

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Mildred Pierce and His Girl Friday:Portrait of Working Women in the Pre- and Post-World War Period

- Mildred Pierce and His Girl Friday: Portrait of Working Women in the Pre- and Post-World War Period His Girl Friday and Mildred Pierce are two films from the 1940's that deal with the position of women within the workforce in the time prior to America's involvement in the war, and after the tide turned in the Allies' favor respectively. This has a great deal to do with the ways in which these women--Hildy and Mildred--are portrayed. The two films are of drastically different genres and plots, and this in addition to the social milieu in the two drastically different times that they were made shows the changes in attitudes towards women in the workforce over the course of the war....   [tags: Film Movies Films Cinema Essays]

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The Dual Oppressions of Working-Class Women in Agnes Smedley's Daughter of Earth by Alex Gomez

- ["What I have written is not a work of beauty, created that someone may spend an hour pleasantly; not a symphony to lift up the spirit, to release it from the dreariness of reality. It is a story of a life, written in desperation, in unhappiness. I write of the earth on which we all, by some strange circumstance, happen to be living. I write of the joys and sorrows of the lowly. Of loneliness. Of pain. And of love." Smedley 7).] <p> The socialist movement criticized the exploitation of workers under capitalism....   [tags: American Literature]

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A Nation Working Toward Equality

- A Nation Working Toward Equality Women have made extraordinary strides toward workplace equality in the last century. The labor-market participation rate for women 25 to 44 years of age - the average child bearing years - rose from less than 20% to more than 75% between 1900 and 1999 (Velasquez, 1.) Author Andrea Lunsford writes about the simple concept of “comparable worth” saying that concept of workers with “comparable skills, education and experience be paid equal amounts” should be a fairly simple policy to institute....   [tags: Women's Rights]

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Working Womens During World War II

- This essay will be focusing on women who worked during the world war two and their roles in the community. Not only would it focus on their roles it will also look at the fashion of these women; what they wore to work during the war, after the war and what is being worn to work nowadays. The research on the fashion change relates to my work the most as i’ve tried to portray the changes in the fashion of these working class women, what it means and how it shows off women as a being. Even though most of the women that worked during the second world war were said to be in the middle-class range this essay will focus on the working-class females in the society....   [tags: women's role]

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Lack Of Gender Equality On The Working Space Is Not Fair

- In this sociality, the lack of gender equality in the working space is not fair. Every one should be equal. We live in United States where we are all suppose to be treated equally and not be doubt on what we can do because we are females. Females are as powerful and equal as men. In history the female sociality has made a big impact in our life 's now. They gained the respect for us to have a opportunity to vote and be successful in our careers has well as high paying jobs. But this issue of not having the same respect for men as for women is still proactive....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Women's rights, Women's suffrage]

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Gender Inequality

- Gender Inequality From the beginning of time, women have worked just like their male counterparts. Women throughout history have earned significantly less money than men. Where does this difference in earnings come from. Studying historical trends and modern data can help clarify where the disparity comes from. This country was founded on the principals of religious freedom. Religion is a major part of people’s lives not only in this country but also around the world. The religious foundation of most Americans is that of Judeo-Christian....   [tags: Sexism Sex Working Workforce Women Essays]

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The Working Mom and the Impact on Her Children

- The days when mothers stayed at home cooking, cleaning, taking care of the children and performing all of the household chores are long gone. Mothers are working outside of the home now more than ever before. Deciding whether or not to return to work after delivering a baby is still one of the hardest struggles that a mother has to face. Statistics show that mothers with younger children are less likely to be in the labor force than mothers with older children. In 2012, the labor force participation rate of mothers with children under 6 years old was 64.8 percent while the workforce participation rate for mothers with children between 6 and 17 years old was 5.1 percent (“Employment”)....   [tags: Labor, Employment, Women]

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The Problem Of Definitions Of The Working Class

- The problem of definitions To define working class, especially in the period that Westgate Bridge was being built (1970s), I use Paul Lauter definition: “working-class people” those who sell their labor for wages: who create in that labor and have taken from them “surplus value” to use Marx’s phrase; who have relatively little control over the nature or products of their work; and who are not “professionals” or “managers”. I refer to people who, to improve their lot, must either move in solidarity with their class or leave it....   [tags: Working class, Social class, Working Class Hero]

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Women Of The Upper Class

- Inequality in Women of the Upper Class Susan A. Ostrander’s Women of the Upper Class dives into the true lives of women of the “elite” or upper class of America, and focused her studies on how these women fit into the social world. According to Ostrander, the upper class or elites are the “portion of the population that owns the major share of corporate and personal wealth, exercises dominant power in economic and political affairs, and comprises exclusive social networks and organizations open only to persons born into or selected by this class” (5)....   [tags: Working class, Sociology, Economic inequality]

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Saipan Working Conditions in China

- Many people in China have thought that their lives were too poor, and their working conditions aren’t as good. They needed to raise their family and especially their kids. Their kids need to go to school, and their parents do not want them to waste their chance of a good future. Especially the one that has been working in poor conditions. Their mother. In this essay I would like to examine the working conditions in Saipan. I would like to talk about their lives. My main topic to this essay is “In what ways are the working conditions in Saipan not ideal” I would also decide on which side I will be on....   [tags: working conditions, China, ]

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Women During The Gilded Age

- The decade following the Reconstruction Era in American history is brilliantly and descriptively named; the Gilded Age was coated with superficial prosperity which buried its hardships that laid within its core. The rise of big business grabbed American’s attention---whether it was in a positive or negative notion--- and the United State’s focus on minorities declined. Women in the Gilded Age were continuous victims to inequality in contrast to their male counterparts, and the opportunity to pursue their own economic quickly turned into another element of inequality between the genders....   [tags: Working class, Social class, Black people, Wage]

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Research Paper: Social Movement Of Women In American History

- Women have been deemed property by men since history can remember, but now they have begun demanding equality through protests and education. There has been great progress throughout the development of the modern United States we all know today. As known by anyone in California who has taken a history class in the eighth grade, first we have unjust wages during the industrial revolution, which then extends to World War II, empowering women to take on different roles. This in turns uncovers problems to modern working rights for women, such as non discriminatory positions and equal opportunity in education....   [tags: Wage Gap, Working Conditions]

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Women Of The Nineteenth Century

- Women of the nineteenth century had very set expectations. There were only two types of women: upper class bourgeoisie and lower class farmer’s wives or daughters. Women were considered physically weaker to men, which meant that they were best suited to the domestic sphere while the men workers and made the money. The mill girls defied all of this, and created their own class of women: wage earning middle class women. These women were not like farmers’ wives that were typically uneducated, nor like the bourgeoisie women that were educated, by mostly in domestic and “womanly” skills....   [tags: Middle class, Working class, Social class, Lowell]

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Industrialization And Working Class Family

- INDUSTRIALIZATION AND WORKING CLASS FAMILY. However, as the industrial era drew in the domestication of women became a luxury a significant proportion of American families could no longer afford. Industrialization had a massive effect on the construct of family due to the economical slump. Working class families were living at the marginal economic standards. Stable jobs were rarities and families could not settle down permanently in a community. Ideals of “self-made man” and a “true woman” became fantasies to this working class families....   [tags: Marriage, Family, World War II, Working class]

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Sewing Machines Liberation And Drudgery For Women

- In the Article “Sewing Machines Liberation or Drudgery for Women” Joan Perkin wrote about the positive and negative effects that came from the invention of the sewing machine. The sewing machine was invented by Elias Howe and Isaac Merritt Singer in the 1800’s. by 1877 almost half a million sewing machines were being used in the United States, making it the first home appliance in American homes. The author writes that this invention will transform the way clothing would be made from then on. Before the sewing machine women would make their clothes by hand at home, it would take up to twenty hours to produce one shirt....   [tags: Working class, Middle class, Sewing machine]

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Sexual Assault And The Social Divisions Of Women

- When researching and theorizing about sexual assault, researchers oftentimes either leave class out of their analysis or provide an essentialist view of lower class violence (Phipps, 2009). However, some researchers have argued that radical, liberal, and social constructionist feminist theories have homogenized femininity, and that their sensitivity to the social divisions of women is weak, causing them to misconstrue the experiences of lower class survivors of sexual assault (Ramazanoglu, 1989; Ramazanoglu & Holland, 1993)....   [tags: Social class, Working class, Gender, Rural area]

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The 's Effect On Women 's Experience

- Energy that might have been directed toward individual development or toward resistance against limitations on women’s experience is often invested, instead, in resistance against the appearance of aging” (139). Sasha spends countless hours staring at herself in the mirror, noticing how she has aged and identifies the effect poverty has had on her features and clothing. It seems likely that Sasha would have been concerned about her appearance if Enno had not left her, but she would not have contended with poverty....   [tags: Working class, Social class, Middle class]

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Lillian Faderman 's Influence On Women

- Lillian Faderman was born in New York in 1940 to a single, working mother. While Ms. Faderman took a great part in raising herself while growing up, her caretakers were primarily her mother and her aunt, Rae. Both her mother and her aunt were Latvian-Jewish immigrants who arrived in the United States in the early 1900s. Ms. Faderman spent the first decades of her life struggling deeply with her sexual orientation and her desire to move ahead in a discriminatory world. Through sheer determination and ambition, Ms....   [tags: Social class, Working class, Sexual orientation]

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Relationship Between Women And Women

- Seemingly opposite farmer’s wife Annie, and mentally unstable Jasmine have much in common in regards to their marital dynamics. Annie, in Field of Dreams, and Jasmine of Blue Jasmine are both upper class mothers and wives. Jasmine is the Upper East Side jet setting rich. While Annie and her husband are both college educated and were able to buy a farm outright. What makes the two woman most similar is that they each sacrifice power for patronage, as Risman would say. McRobbie argues that women should find a husband that considers them equal....   [tags: Marriage, Wife, Working class, Middle class]

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Women On The Move

- ... They will learn how to communicate, motivate and how to resolve conflict using proper techniques. This is important to our company because managers are a representation of the company. Like employees, managers will be held accountable for their performance. Employees will be provided be with the necessary tools needed to perform at their full potential in an environment that reduces stress and allows performance based incentives. All employees will be provided with the same opportunities. However, they will be rated individually....   [tags: management, working conditions, leadership]

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Analysis Of Christine Stansell 's City Of Women

- In Christine Stansell’s City of Women, the main issue discussed is “the misfortunes laboring women suffered and the problems they caused” (xi). Throughout the book, Stansell delves into the different aspects that affected these female New Yorkers’ lives, such as inadequate wages, societal stigmas about women laborers, and the hierarchal class system, within antebellum America. She argues that since the nation’s founding, in 1789, the bedrock of these tribulations working women would be mercilessly exposed to was gender inequality....   [tags: Social class, Working class, Middle class]

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Women 's Role As A Woman 's Primary Responsibility

- Today, many women are facing choices that their mother’s never had to face. The practices of working after bearing children was unusual in the early to mid 1900s. During this era, more than 80 percent of American men and women declared that it was wrong for wives to work outside the home if their husbands were employed (Chafe). After all, that unheard of fashion started to make a change in direction in the 1990s. Despite their increased presence in the work force, Women 's International Center states that a woman’s primary responsibility in the late 1900s was still believed to be housework and family care (WIC)....   [tags: Working time, Workweek, Labour relations, Woman]

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Role Of Women During Nineteenth Century Britain

- Catalina Morton Mrs. Dixon Senior British English December 9th, 2014 The Role of Women in Mid 19th Century Britain The roles of women have always been a big part of British society. Women have been placed in domestic and less authoritative roles, as compared to the roles that men have been placed in which was to be the provider, and as the leader. Much of the population of the early Victorian era Britain were learning to cope with the new form of labor that was coming about which is known as the industrial revolution....   [tags: Middle class, Working class, Social class]

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The Concept Of Childbearing Of Poor Women By Kathryn Edin And Maria Kefalas

- In their article, Kathryn Edin and Maria Kefalas focus on the concept of childbearing in poor women and report the results they find from their 2 and a half year study of unmarried women. One of the most interesting concepts they noticed was that these women not only were conscious about their decisions, such as becoming pregnant at a young age or having children out of wedlock, but saw these decisions as being responsible. They explain this as follows: “The growing rarity of marriage among the poor, particularly prior to childbirth, has led some observers to claim that marriage has lost its meaning in low-income communities.” (Promises I Can Keep 11.2)....   [tags: Marriage, Social class, Working class]

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Women and Consumer Behaviour

- Women and Consumer Behaviour INTRODUCTION Consumer behaviour can be defined as “the acts of individuals directly involved in obtaining and using economic and services, including the decision process that precede and determine these acts.” (Engel et al, 1968, p 5) Buyer behaviour refers to “the acts of individuals directly involved in the exchange of money for economic goods and services and the decision process that determined these act. “(Engel et al, 1968, p 5). Both consumer and buyer behaviour differ amongst the population as people have different wants and needs....   [tags: Buying Consumers Working Essays]

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Women 's Responsibility For Women

- It is nothing new to talk about the discrimination that is still shown today toward women. To much surprise, discrimination has been around for a long time. In the period of Victorian Britain the gender roles in society often discriminated against women. This discrimination was based off of the ideas that women were the underlying sex when it came to physicality and intellect. Women were looked at as homemakers, taking care of the children, cooking meals, and attending to household needs. Education and all teaching aspects for children to learn were women’s responsibility....   [tags: Women's suffrage, Suffragette, Women's rights]

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Women 's Rights Of Women

- Four Women in History Many women have contributed to supporting women 's rights, leaving their mark on history. Four women will be discussed, describing their work and events that incorporate the campaign that each woman supported or lead. Jeannette Rankin (active 1910-1968) Born June 11, 1880, Jeannette Rankin was the first woman elected into U.S. Congress at the age of 36. After attending college, she tried several jobs, following her mother’s lead as a teacher, then a seamstress, and finally a social worker....   [tags: Women's suffrage, Women's rights, Suffragette]

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Women in the Work Force

- Women in the Work Force Working in a factory which is similar to living in a third world country is difficult. Horrible, intolerable conditions haunt workers at home and in the working environment. Women lead tough lives because they are dictated orders, by men, in and out of the house. Many women have families to support, so making little salaries is a strain on the family. The main issue with conditions in the work force is that management does not have a clear understanding of what the women and the children working are going through....   [tags: Working Conditions Third World America]

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National Attitudes Towards The Working Class And The Impoverished

- The media is a powerful tool and has the ability to influence and change one’s overall perspective of the world and the position they play in it. Although Television shows such as Friday Night Lights are seen as entertainment by consumers, its storyline contributes to the social construction of reality about class in the United States. This essay will discuss how national attitudes towards the working-class and the impoverished are represented in American Television. The purpose of this paper is to comprehend that television shows are not solely designed to entertain consumers but also contain a hidden agenda whose task is to protect certain ideological perspectives and therefore constant fr...   [tags: Social class, Working class, Marxism, Middle class]

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Class And Economic Inequality : A Positive Impact On The Lives Of Poor Women

- Discussions surrounding class and economic inequality are things that feminism does and should continue to contribute to. A positive impact in the lives of women of all classes can be achieved through the implementation of some of the fundamental principles of feminism, which includes the provision of equal opportunity, regardless of sex. When correctly applied, feminism has the potential to make its biggest impact on the lives of poor women. Economically disadvantaged women typically find themselves trapped in a situation that requires them to manage the heavy demands of their families and their careers....   [tags: Working class, Social class, Gender role]

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Nickel And Dimed : The Author 's Trip Into The Working Poor World

- Nickel and Dimed is a book about the author’s trip into the working poor world. Her profession was as a professor in biology. She noticed similar traits of her studies throughout the years, their struggle with being working poor. This struggled she saw preempted her to create a social experiment that is about how to live as a unskilled, working poor person in America. Instead of experimenting on others she took upon herself to be the one who drives into this unknown world to her. This assignment she given herself wasn’t an easy task and Ehrenreich experiences many conflicting emotions about what she will take on....   [tags: Employment, Minimum wage, Working poor]

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Women 's Equality Between Women And Women

- Women have always felt inferior in society in comparison to men. Men have always been seen as the dominant figures and women as the pillars that help support their male counterparts. Women do not want to live under men as a secondary figure in society. They have developed their own movement in order to express the way they have been unjustly treated as individuals in society. The women’s movement has earned a type of formal equality through political and legal means. Along with the gain in formal equality, their lifestyles have changed dramatically as Canada itself changed....   [tags: Feminism, Women's suffrage, Sociology]

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Women 's View Of Women

- Women have never been equal to men. In the developing world, 200 million women have less Internet access than men. In the United States, men named John hold more CEO titles than all women combined. Women around the world spend more hours a day working without pay than men do. Women in the United States make just seventy-seven cents to the dollar of what men make. These are reasons why there is feminism. These are the reasons why we need feminism. Feminism is a collection of movements and beliefs that share a mutual goal....   [tags: Gender, Marriage, Women's rights, Feminism]

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Women 's Suffrage Of Women

- Women 's Suffrage From the moment we are born, we are placed into categories. Boxes are checked and information jotted down in the margin. Yet it seems that the box checked that separates us the most is the first one checked. Girl. or Boy. According to our current and past system of government, it seems that one is better to be checked than the other. As we live in a first world country we take for granted the rights granted to us. Yet as an American woman, I wanted to know who I can thank for the opportunities and rights I utilize everyday....   [tags: Women's suffrage, Seneca Falls Convention]

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Women And Women 's Rights

- Between now and the past century, men and women fought for equal rights, whether it was in the work force, school, and/or family. Essentially, they strived to balance the differences between men and women, for example, when American citizens participated in the Women’s Suffrage Movement to protest for the woman’s right to vote. Although gender equality has shown a success, there are still many differences in how men and women are treated in today’s American society. This includes labor pay, family situations, sports, and schooling....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Discrimination, Women's suffrage]

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Women During The Progressive Era

- Women In the Progressive Era In today’s times, women are more equal to men than they ever have been, even though differences like the wage gap exist. However, the rights of women have come a long way since even as little as a hundred years ago. How is this possible. Women have fought – and won – against the inequalities that they have faced. Powerful women like Carrie Chapman Catt, Ida Wells-Barnett, and Jane Addams who fought diligently during the Progressive Era in order to close the vast gap between men and women....   [tags: Women's suffrage, Women's rights]

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Women 's Impact On Women

- During the early 1900’s, women did not have much going on in their lives. More specifically, their lives were basically planned out for them the moment they were born. Women would go to school, find a lover, get married, create a family, and become a homemaker. Women did not really expect anything else in their life to happen, and only believed that they would live that life forever. However, times have changed. Women today get to apply for any job, can run for president, get an ivy league education, and can do anything they set their mind to....   [tags: Feminism, Women's rights, World War II]

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The Women's Movement

- The women’s movement had been characterized by women's wish to acquire equal legal status to men by obtaining civil and political rights recorded in the Constitution and legislation. In Romania, the first wave of the feminist movement had been held simultaneously with the women’s movement in West, and it had been a movement of the elite, educated women with access to international information. An important period of this movement was before the establishment of the Romanian Constitution in 1923....   [tags: Women's Rights]

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Women in the Military

- Women have fought alongside men in the United States Military in every major battle since the American Revolution. The roles of women in the military have evolved over time to allow the incorporation of women in expanding military career fields. Women have proven themselves to be an asset to the military despite some of society believing women would weaken America’s military effectiveness. Today more than 200,000 women are active-duty military, this is about 14.5% of all military. Currently, women are involved in all branches of the Armed Forces; there are around 74,000 women in the Army, 62,000 in the Air Force, 53,000 in the Navy, and 14,000 in the Marine Corps (By the numbers: Women in...   [tags: Women in Military Essays]

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Women in the Military

- Gender integration in the military has always faced the question of social acceptance, whether society can accept how women will be treated and respected in the military. Throughout the history of the military, our leadership has always sought ways in how to integrate without upsetting the general public if our females were captured as prisoners of war, raped, discriminated or even blown up in combat. My paper will discuss three situations pertaining to the first female submariner, fighter pilot and infantry graduate....   [tags: Women in Military Essays]

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Women Without Class By Julie Bettie

- The novel “Women Without class” by Julie Bettie, is a society in which the cultural you come from and the identity that was chosen for you defines who you are. How does cultural and identity illustrate who we are or will become. Julie Bettie demonstrates how class is based on color, ethnicity, gender and sexuality. The author describes this by researching her work on high school girls at a Central Valley high school. In Bettie’s novel she reveals different cliques that are associated within the group which are Las Chicas, Skaters, Hicks, Preps, and lastly Cholas and Cholos....   [tags: Karl Marx, Sociology, Working class, Marxism]

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Serious Business: Exploitation of Women

- Serious Business: Exploitation of Women Women and girls are being exploited every day in this world. Even though this has been around for centuries this epidemic has to stop. The number one victims of this behavior are women and young girls. Some of these ladies who are disabled usually become the number one source. According to Daniel B. Rosen, he states “Almost universally, authors believes and studies support two premises: (1) that women and girls with disability are the victims of violence and exploitation to a higher degree than is commonly assumed;(2) that collection of data on women and girls with disabilities who are subject to violence and exploitation is nearly impossible owing to...   [tags: Women's Rights]

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Women and New Deal Programs

- “Black Tuesday” is cited to be the day that the Stock Market Crashed on October 19, 1929, and it is believed to have been the beginning of the Great Depression (Schultz). This led to many catastrophes in the United States economic system that lasted ten years, from 1929-1939 (Schultz). During this time period consumer spending declined, unemployment increased, and a severe drought throughout the U.S led to a reduction in agricultural labor, which resulted in even more unemployment (Schultz). Nevertheless, out of this crisis President Roosevelt created programs, throughout his presidency, in hopes of bettering the United States economy....   [tags: Women's Rights ]

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Women's Liberation in the 1920s

- America is the land of opportunity. It is a place of rebirth, hope, and freedom. However, it was not always like that for women. Many times in history women were oppressed, belittled, and deprived of the opportunity to learn and work in their desired profession. Instead, their life was confined to the home and family. While this was a noble role, many females felt that they were being restricted and therefore desired more independence. In America, women started to break the mold in 1848 and continued to push for social, political, educational, and career freedom....   [tags: Women's Rights ]

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The Women Of Regeneration ( 1915 ) And Little Caesar ( 1931 )

- Behind Every Good Man: Women’s Role in the Early Gangster Film The women of Regeneration (1915) and Little Caesar (1931) share a similar role: to lead their men away from the morally bankrupt life of gangsterism. The women exist to elevate the men into upstanding citizens – being a good citizen and being a good person in the early gangster film is intrinsically linked. Men face complex moral issues. Women are unwavering in their goodness, beacons for the men to follow. A crux of the gangster genre is the gangster’s low class status....   [tags: Morality, Sociology, Woman, Working class]

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The Women 's Rights Movement

- The feminist movement raises political campaigns for the rectification of rights that should be permitted to women in the public, workplace and most importantly in one’s home. Women’s movement turn out to be a significant role as time advanced, diminutive ideas were anticipated at first, minor alterations occur but not much was being done for the privileges of a woman therefore making the women’s movement more hostile. It can be proposed that women are far too emotional to have equal rights as men due to the hormones that occur while a woman is pregnant or on her menstrual cycle, although the women’s movement has been more beneficial than crucial....   [tags: Feminism, Women's suffrage, Women's rights]

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E.P Thompson's The making of the English Working Class

- E.P Thompson's The making of the English Working Class From looking at The making of the English Working Class it seems quite obvious that E.P Thompson’s main arguments throughout his book are about the notion of ‘class’, in particular the ‘making of the working class’ ; and in order to evaluate his theories we must attempt to look at other historians opinions about his book, and his suggested theories, in order to come to an impartial evaluation. Many historians have their own interpretations when trying to define class, like Bourke who links class to characteristics such as accent, clothing; Marx who states that class was ‘no more or less than an objective social category’; and E.P.Thomp...   [tags: Thompson Working Class Essays]

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Women Of The Upper Class

- In the 1800’s a women had to choose a mate or a partner, who she would give everything to. Her rights and property were lost to her upon marriage, and everything, if she had received anything from their fathers then it would belong to her husband. Basically, the men controlled the women after they handed over their lives to living and caring for them alone. Even after the marriage if a woman so wished to get a divorce she would be denied that right, and could be even in danger of being arrested if she was to run away....   [tags: Marriage, Woman, Working class, Wife]

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The Working Poor By David Shipler

- Poverty is a tremendous problem in the United States. Unfortunately, many of the families who are living in poverty have much more difficulty finding good jobs than those who are not. In The Working Poor, by David Shipler, there are many different circumstances that cause people to get to that point. Many of those in poverty have too many barriers in their way for them to be able to rise above the poverty line and support themselves. Some circumstances that cannot be avoided like disabilities or being born into a poor household can create biases that make it more difficult to get employment....   [tags: Poverty, Family, Disability, Working poor]

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Society's View of Women

- Throughout history and today, we women are constant victims of stereotyping from our society. Certain “rules” have to be followed and certain “ideal” women images have to be kept. We are raised in a way to fill certain position where the society wants us to be and as a result, the opportunities are always limited for us and ideas of our importance in the society are diminishing. Even though women gained some independence, where women can work and take various position in society, the society’s idea of typical role of women never seem to change....   [tags: Women's Rights]

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Women in the Workforce

- Women in the Workforce Equality for all sounds like a simple concept for everyone to live by, but it seems that even in today’s society around the world women are lacking the equal rights they deserve. Ever since we can remember in our history, women have always received the short end of the stick when it came to their rights. Right to vote, right to a job, right to equal pay, and the list can go on and on. There have been many attempts for women to receive the same rights as men, but not all have been successful....   [tags: Women, Gender Roles, Equality, Workforce]

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Women's Rights in Bangladesh

- Bangladesh is a country that puts on a facade of gender equality. While the constitution and several laws make provisions for the equal treatment and protection of females, few of these laws or constitutional rights are ever enforced. The primary factor behind this is that few people view women in any capacity other than that of mothers or potential mothers, and, under the further influence of out-dated “religious” beliefs, may even treat females in a family as possessions. Additionally, the ignorance that many women possess regarding their rights, or a fear of repercussion from a male dominated and highly chauvinistic society, keep them from speaking out for themselves, especially in matter...   [tags: Women's Rights ]

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Women´s Right: History of Women in Canada

- ... Evidence 1- Famous Five- women get the rights under the law in 1927 because of Emily Murphy, Irene Parlby, Nellie McClung, Henrietta Edwads, and Louise McKinney who are called “Famous Five” (Bolotta et al., 85). Evidence 2- Some women finally could vote from May 24, 1918 (Bolotta et al., 3). Most of the women including Aboriginal could vote in 1960s (Lee et. al.). Evidence 3- Women started to participate in Canadian goverment. -Kim Campbell who became the first women prime minister in Canada in 1993 (Therese et al.)....   [tags: stereotypes, women’s suffrage]

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