Women's Sexual Freedoms & Rights in the 1950's vs 2000's
I decided to stick with my topic from my previous post and use it as my diversity
assignment topic. As a woman I can relate very easily to this topic and although I have
not faced what some women may have back in the 1950's, I and all women still face
inequality and discrimination on some levels of the same degree. As a woman I find it
important to educated yourself on this topic and value and appreciate all progress women
have made over the years abd how far we have come. For years and even to some extent
to this say women are looked upon as the weaker sex and women in the 2000's are now
impowering themselves and other women
Women have made great strides in the fight for equality from the 1950's to the
present day. The movement for women's rights arose in the 19th century as an off set
abolitionism. The early feminists were individuals who were inspired by our Decolration
of Independence and it's principles of individual rights and responsibilites.
In the 1950's perfect examples of the stereotypical woman during that time period
would be Lucy from I love Lucy or Betty from Pleasantville. Lucy from I love lucy was a
perfect example of a woman who was not capable of doing anything on her own or
without a mans/husbands help. Betty, from Pleasantville is a great example of the perfect
mother and wife. In the 1950's it was extremely uncommon for a woman to persue her
education further than high school. After high school a woman was expected to get
married. A womans role in society in the 1950's was to be a diligent homemaker, a caring
mother, and a good wife. A good wife basically meant to obey your husband and agree
with everything he said. A woman's job was cooking, cleaning, taking care of the
children. The only women who did work were poor women or women of a lower class.
These women were resented for "stealing" mens jobs and more so during the Great...