Each time a girl opens a book and reads a womanless history, she learns she is worth less.
On a family farm, men and women typically did different jobs—men did heavy field labor, woodwork and repair, and worked with large edge tools: Children were raised by both.
True, the law clearly favored men, and gave women few formal rights. A farm family could buy cloth instead of making it; could buy prepared foods--even canned food, by the s--instead of preserving it themselves.
In light of this change, and in light of the sweeping promises made by the American revolution, Americans began reconsidering gender roles. On the one hand, some argued that women should concentrate on the home and domesticity—that women had an especially loving and gentle nature, and that they werre naturally suited to child care and to the "domestic arts" of decoration and nurture.
Women should not vote, or work outside the home, or be involved in politics, this line of reasoning argued: Some historians call this a "sentimentallization" of women and the home.
On the other hand, other men and women began arguing that men and women were basically equal—that women had the same mental abilities as men, the same talents, and the same mental and physical toughness and capacity for logic and rational thought.
These early feminists also argued that if the rights and liberties men enjoyed should apply to women as well.
Women began to agitate repeatedly for more expansive and detailed legislation. Here are two examples: If women are equal, it suggests, men are diminished and marginalized.The importance of safety training extends beyond a worker's introduction to the job.
It also encompasses situations when his job changes or when working conditions change. Introduction This unit is designed for seventh and eighth grade reading and history classes. Its focus is on the role of women and their changes during World War I and World War II.
Mar 10, · Watch video · Women in the Armed Forces. In addition to factory work and other home front jobs, some , women joined the Armed Services, serving at home and abroad.
Considering the place of women in world history does not simply expand our understanding of events, but reshapes that understanding. Therefore, it is important to think about women, and gender more broadly, as .
Women’s history, like other subsets of history (ethnic history, art history, social history, cultural history, archeology, etc.) is mostly about the other % of things that are going on outside of the treaties, battles, and elections. In the twentieth century, division of labor by gender has been studied most systematically in women's studies (especially women's history, which has frequently examined the history and biography of women's participation in .