WOMEN'S ISSUES: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE
The subjugation of women to men is a common theme in U.S. History. Our history is filled with illustrative examples, at least one of which continues to this day. The course has made me better informed, more appreciative and angrier, and I would convey my understanding of women's U.S. History through parallel timelines of domestic, political workplace and educational developments.
What you would identify as a common theme in women's lives in U.S. History?
A common theme in women's lives in U.S. History is their subjugation to men. The fact that women have had to scrap for equal treatment in a nation claiming dedication to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is a stunning indictment of that nation's practices. The fact that Hillary Clinton is the first female nominee of a major political party in the nation's nearly 240-year history, particularly when compared to other countries, such as India, Israel, Great Britain and Germany, which have already been led by women, shows just how badly the United States lags in practicing its principles.
B. How does the common theme...
History is rife with women's subjugation to men and adequately articulating those experiences of women of different races, ethnicities and classes would take volumes. One example is the domestic life of a woman in a slave family during the 17th Century: whose mother could easily have been raped and who could have been raped herself by white men with impunity (DuBois & Dumenil, 2016, p. 55); whose marriage was not legally recognized (Burns, 1990); and who reasonably felt deep alienation (Menard, 2001, p. 41). A second example with the young, white female European immigrant: who came here as an indentured servant (Menard, 2001, p. 46); who had to work hard in the tobacco fields (Menard, 2001, p. 46); and whose marriage meant the absorption of her identity into her husband's, with no separate legal identity; and whose property, children and body were legally controlled by her husband (DuBois & Dumenil, 2016, p. 50). A third and nationwide example is the fact that women were not granted the right to vote until 1919, fully 130 years after the nation's founding and merely 97 years ago (DuBois & Dumenil, 2016, pp. 406-470). A…
The United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of Illinois and argued that the Fourteenth Amendment was designed to protect against race discrimination only…" Gibson, 2007, Background to Muller v. Oregon section ¶ 1). The Court ruled that the Fourteenth Amendment did not include the protection of women's rights. The following depicts Justice Bradley's concurring opinion regarding Bradwell's Man is, or should be, woman's protector and defender. The natural and proper
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Women in Judaism: An Evolving Role in Religion and Society Many laymen to Judaism look inward into the religion and view Jewish women as oppressed, their lives and choices dictated to them by the men who surround them. From rabbis to husbands to the Bible itself, the belief has generally been that women have been essentially inferior to men since the dawn of the religion centuries ago. However, in taking a
History Of Social Psychology: Past and Future Directions The fields of psychology and social psychology owe their existence to the earlier philosophical thinkers including Aristotle, Plato, Descartes, Locke, Hume and Kant. However, the recognized founder of the field (by most historians) is the German scientist Wilhelm Wundt (Farr, 2003). In 1862 Wundt proposed that there psychology should consist of two branches: a social branch and a physiological branch of psychology (Farr,
The possibility that such attention was paid to these event in earlier times in European cultures is obvious but absent from modern representations of rites of passage. What can be interesting is the correlation between the two rites of passage discussed here, the "sweet 16" party and the Quinceanera and their similarities to weddings. Because weddings are expected to be delayed, more so in U.S. culture but also in
The disparity in income of male vs. female heads of household is striking. Analysis of census data revealed that, in 1949, approximately thirty percent of households headed by white males were living in poverty, compared to just under thirteen percent a decade later. For women, more than half lived in poverty in 1949; by 1959, that figure declined to thirty-eight percent. The prosperity of the 1950s was not universally