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Stephanie HowellCharles ShindoHIST 2057- Paper 221 October 2019Who or what decided that women would be treated as inferiors for as long as history goesback? Sure, it’s not so much an issue now, but who or what made it so big to where women weregetting together to change the legal system in order to have rights. Isn’t the United States equal,have a fair democracy and justice for all? So why were women not under that list? Apart frommany biological factors, women are equal to men, not his objects. The early 1900s to late 1920swas a detrimental time for women because women were still seen as servants to her family,dependent, bearing children, and still struggled to for women to receive full rights besides theright to vote.During this time, most women did not have any economic independence and were mainlyseen as house servants. According to Charlotte Perkins Gilman,Women and Economics, “Thegrowing individualization of democratic life brings inevitable change to our daughters as well asto our sons”; girls did not really know how to sew nor really liked it, but since it was the normfor women at the time to be seen as servants and for women to teach their daughters this, momsforced the skill of sewing to their daughters. Some daughters felt that this brought on manyfeelings of apprehension and irritation, instead of sewing being seen as a pastime and somethingnice and relaxing. She also explained that in the house, housewives were seen as unproductive,and since the minute they enter a marriage the roles of being a housewife begin, it is hard orimpossible for women to contribute something positive to society and could not have anyindependence. Women should not have been seen as objects to begin with, and should not feel
pressured or force a skill onto her daughter just because being a dependent housewife was seenas the norm during the time. For all they knew, stuff could have changed for the time herdaughter would have been an adult. This is a small example of the many ways the United States

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Spring
Professor
Rand
Tags
Slavery in the United States, Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, Women and Economics,

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