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Domestic Spheres 19th century womens rights
Transcript of Domestic Spheres 19th century womens rights
Name: Marcus Bryant
Class: Honors English
19th century "True woman"
PIETY- This focused on her religious values through which she assisted God in redeeming sinners, particularly men.
PURITY- This focused on a woman's sexuality. Which was their sexual purity, and its absence. If any slips in this area women were referred to as "fallen angels." This was a part of the sexual double standard, which required the woman to demonstrate her morals.
SUBMISSIVENESS- This focused on a woman's role within society as a daughter, wife, and mother. It was assumed a woman was to submit to the head of the household , to be passive, subservient, and dependent.
DOMESTICITY- This focused on the role of women within the home. This was the place to which the man returned after enduring the rigors of the outside world. The woman was the comforter, and marriage and family were her jobs. This was her moral and social virtue with her children, and here she created a refuge for her husband.
Wednesday & Saturday: baking
Thursday & Saturday:daily tidying of kitchen and parlor
Definition: A set of ideas, originating in the early 19th century. These beliefs assigned to women and men distinctive and virtually opposite duties, functions, personal characteristics, and legitimate spheres of activity.
A 19th century woman's work desk
To Do List
The Private realm is where women were domestically accepted
Raising children became the most important job a wife performed, and
children were to be loved and sheltered. Physical punishment of children did not disappear, but it became more moderate and was combined with encouragement and rewards.