Women During The Industrial Revolution

2301 Words Nov 2nd, 2014 10 Pages
Throughout history, we can see that humans have developed quickly in almost all fields including advancements politically, scientifically, and morally. However, one of the greatest advancement, which to this day has not been fully achieved by humanity as a whole, is the equality between the two genders. Since the beginning of civilization, we come to see that all societies with an exception of a few, were mainly male dominated. Men were always seen as superior to women. Men were not just seen as the head of the household, but they were seen as the leaders and organizers of all political, social, and economic affairs for both men and women. However, as time progressed, so did women. Gradually, women were more involved in the work force due to many factors including wars and primarily due to the industrial revolution. Women took the role of nurses and hospitality workers during wars, and as the industrial revolution initiated, they began to work in factories for low pay. During the last half of the 20th century, women’s rights, referring to the social and human rights of women, became a very highly emphasized and recognized issue especially in the United States. By the 1960’s the role of women completely transformed. Women more than ever before, began to enter the paid work force, participated in protests demanding equal rights, and established organizations such as the National Organization for Women. Overtime, these feminist trends of the 1960’s that continued for the…
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