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Role of Women (1890 - 1914)
Transcript of Role of Women (1890 - 1914)
1890 - 1914
Women either depended for money by someone in the household or toke a second job as a paid worker
Paid lower wages than men
WW1 (1914 - 1917) gave women an opportunity to prove themselves in a male - dominated society
While most stayed home doing un-paid domestic tasks many have worked outside the house
as few women joined professions men dominated
most women who worked in the buisness field earned only half the salary men were paid.
The North West Territories allows unmarried women to vote in municipal elections but not to hold office. (1894)
The Married Women's Property Act gives married women in P.E.I. the same legal capacity (legal right in matters of property) as men. (1903)
The Saskatchewan Deserted Wives’ Maintenance Act requires husbands to pay support if they deserted their wives or forced them to leave. (1911)
The Manitoba Illegitimate Children’s Act allows an unwed mother to bring court action to require the child’s father to pay child support and expenses. (1912)
Done majority of the house
responsible for the work at home
provided the family with what was needed by doing house work
if married they stayed home to take care of their kids
During the time period 1890 - 1914
women's main focus was to stay at home.
Nurturing their children and cleaning their house was the women's responsibility.
In this topic you will understand and learn about the role of women.
Women Were Expected To...
raise their children
look after their home
grow the garden, preserve fruits and vegetables
cook their meals
do the laundry
growing the vegetables
A Woman's Job
A Working Woman's Life (1889)
Average hours worked per week
Average number of days worked/year
Cost of clothing
Cost of room and board
Total cost of living
(Source: Canadian Encyclopedia)
Type of employment Domestic Servants
lived in rural environments
towns and on farms
lives were tied to their home
1860 women received less than 60% money than men
1900 women received 75% as much
1950 women received 80% as much
An example of a rural environment
Through out the years
What Was Not Allowed
Canadian women were not allowed to vote until 1921, but unfortunately not all women.
At the time Aboriginal and Asian women were not allowed to vote.
Young women were forbidden to read about politics or business because it was believed knowledge would corrupt the purity of their mind (James, 4)
Early 1800's women were forbidden to continue school after grammar school. If they desire, they could continue their studies privately. Women were considered feeble minded.
Then Vs Now
National Study shows 56% Canadian men are now particularly responsible for the household.
Canadian women who work full-time for a year earns an average of $39,200 or 70.5% (2005)
In 2010 about 82.5% of the women worked
64.8% of working age women now have a post secondary education compared to men with 63.4% (2013)
1971 about 68% men graduated
1991 about 51% women graduated
By: Tanya Sadana 806