Oppression Of Woman's Rights

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A Changing Society: Succession of Woman’s Rights Throughout history, the role of woman significantly changed. Since the 1800’s, American woman who are housewives have changed from household eye candy to breadwinners. In earlier days, women were seen as women who were intended to cook, clean, and take care of the children. They were not allowed to vote while men could. The rise of feminism changed the role women plays in society forever. Feminism is the encouragement of women's rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men. Woman voiced one’s opinion which helped them get equal rights. In the short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, she explored how women were not treated equally and the oppression of a woman by her husband was vastly common in the 1800’s. Gilman was also able to show how a woman was able to break out of the oppression of her husband with slow increments of change. In the play “A Doll House” by Henrik Ibsen, he explored how woman are not able to do all the things a man could and women were supposed to sit at home at the house looking like a pristine doll for one’s husband in the 1800’s. Ibsen also explored how a woman is also capable of taking care of herself and…show more content…
Historians began to study the roles of women in 1968 primarily as a search for the “origin story” of feminism, a literature that has remained segregated, rather than becoming central to understanding the international 1968 per se. Reframing the youthful revolts of 1968 through the lens of gender, however, clarifies the very different rebellions of young men and women against patriarchal power, explaining not only the emergence of feminism but also the resistance to women’s claims within those movements… (Evans
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