The Identity Of A Woman Being At Home Taking Care Of The Kids And Looking After The Home

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Introduction

In most historical situations we find ourselves studying the works of men in society and outcomes of their conflicts, yet we undermine the influence of women due to the stereotypical idea of their inferiority back then. This idea derives from the ideal identity of a woman being at home taking care of the kids and looking after the home. However, taking a deeper look into historical event, the role of women during these times play significant and revolutionary roles.
Looking at the identity of women in South Africa from the 1950’s – 1970’s, we need to start at the very beginning of the transformation.
Women realized during the times of apartheid that change for them did not mean common mistreatment and oppression of men, however they saw it as an opportunity to liberate in race, regardless of gender, and fight against the system of apartheid instead of just fighting for “women’s rights”.
Women have always been involved in all kinds of societies in South Africa such as liberation movements and trade union movements which is where women first rose to positions of importance.

Anti-pass campaign

From 1950-1932 women during apartheid feared the great inflow of apartheids control measures and pass laws. In 1952 it was the native Amendment Act that made it an offence for any African to be in any urban are for more than a set amount of 72 hours unless they have necessary documentation. In the same year the Natives Abolition of Passes and Coordination of…

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