WomenCJCh9(S03) - CHAPTER NINE WORKING WOMEN: BREAKING THE...

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CHAPTER NINE WORKING WOMEN: BREAKING THE BARRIERS
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Private to Public Sphere Working outside the home as “criminal” or “deviant” Separate spheres based on Men are breadwinners Women should care for home and children Bradwell v. Illinois Women kept in place by laws
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Implications about Women’s Work in the Home Myth that all women have worked in home Frontier, poor and former slave women 1930—25% of all women worked Devaluation of work in home Unpaid Unappreciated “Women adrift”
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Why Restricted to Private Sphere Protection Health hazards Excluding women of “fertile age” Take jobs from men
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Legal System Limits Job Opportunities Women’s “natural” inferiority Too emotional Intellectually inferior Physically weaker Maternity Marriage All women (should) marry
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In Search of Gender Equality To get political power, must get: Equal treatment under law Protection from sex discrimination
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