Essay on Society's View of Women

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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.
I still remember how my grandmother and my mother’s life were like. They both became housewives after they were married and had no important role in the society as women. It is a possibility that I
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The reason why mothers trained girls at young age is because they believed the better housewife a woman becomes, the better a successful man will choose you. Additionally, women were not allowed to make their own decision on who to marry and when to marry. All of those things were decided by their parents for them. It did not matter if a man was old and wrinkly, as long as the man had money and successful career you will devote your life to him. This was the only thing a woman needed to know. So, she was taught constantly, non-stop by her mother until she was wedded, but the education was far from being over.
When she got married to my grandfather, she stayed home with her mother-in-law to learn how to be their “perfect” house wife. It was no different than being a slave because she would be ordered around and would have strict rules on what she can and cannot do. She had limited freedom, so she would be always confined like a prisoner in the house and would be scolded every day, constantly.
My grandmother said that she never rested from day and night because her chores were far from being done. From cleaning the house and to taking care of her eight children all on her own was a challenge. My grandfather did not take any responsibilities because men believed that nurturing and caring for a child was a duty of women, not men. Because there were many mouths to feed and money was short, she would always buy things…