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Women's Rights in the Gilded Age
Transcript of Women's Rights in the Gilded Age
Zoe Girty Social Feme sole: an adult unmarried woman was allowed to own property and make contracts in her own name.
Feme covert: was not recognized as having legal rights and obligations distinct from those of her husband. Economical Women's rights in the work place were little to none.
Women's work was worth less than men's work.
Although both men and women had poor working conditions, the women's would tend to be worse.
Women would have worse jobs than men. Political Women can't vote.
In 1880 women had no meaningful rights or political participation.
Unable to request or demand recognition and protection of their basic liberty rights. Socially Economically Politically Women are not given the same opportunities as men today. Men are more often leaders in the workplace Students at schools are taught by a method appealing mostly to men http://www.cyberlearning-world.com/nhhs/project/ginapd2.htm http://www.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=4975 Women do not earn the same wages as men According to a survey taken in 1987, women, on average, “take home 68 percent of what men earn” If women made up 50 percent of Congress, they would “put a much higher priority on issues like day care.” According to Emily B. and Melody M, of cyberlearning-world.com "There's always a 'man of the house', but how often do you hear of a 'woman of the house'? " Women are not typically seen as workers, outside of being housewives. Economical Social Political Women succeeded in the creation of the Childrens Bureau and the Women's Bureau. Gilded Age Progressive Era Today Women's labor laws.
Won minimum wage and maximum hours.
Settlement houses-helped the poor immigrants. Women should have choices!
Abortion, birth control, public health for pregnant women, and babies.Settlement houses-helped immigrants understand social aspects of American Society. Improved the educational system for women and children. Women wanted to vote.Many women like Harriet Stanton joined trade unions, The National Consumers League and the Young Women's Christian Association in order to fight for their rights. Jane Addams Harriet Stanton Works Cited: Photo Courtesy of prezi.com/googleimages. 1800's Gilded Age Progressive Era Early 1900's 1920 1950 "Trophy Wife" 1970's 1990's Today World War II