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Womens Rights

  • Date Submitted: 08/21/2013 07:05 AM
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Women’s Rights

“Why in the world would you want to send your daughter to college? Isn’t she going to get married? It would be different if she was a doctor or lawyer.” (Doc. I.) Women in the 1950’s were looked at as the common happy housewife doing everything they could to please their husbands and look ideal in societies eyes. But as times were changing women believe they needed a new role in society not cooking, cleaning, and caring for the children, but acquiring a well paying job. This curiosity coming from women was a sign of their dissatisfaction in their happy housewife life (Doc. C.). Women’s roles in society were about to change making them not just a common housewife, but a strong, independent, working, woman.
During the time period of the 1950’s women were born and raised with the belief that the only way to live a normal life was to please a man marry him and bare his children, if this wasn’t done then they weren’t going to be able to live a normal life at least that’s what most people thought.   They way to a man’s’ heart shouldn’t be through his stomach, “The way to a man’s’ heart so we’ve always been told, is a good working knowledge of pot, pan, and mold.” But this belief was no longer, women were changing becoming more independent and less afraid to show their dissatisfaction buy divorcing their husbands (Doc. B.) Making the decision to get higher education and getting higher in the workforce (Doc. D.) This started happening in the early sixties, and began getting more and more popular throughout the 70’s  
Once women began realizing that there was more to life than just working at home things began to change, divorce rates shot up (Doc. B) women weren’t afraid to leave their husbands after they realized it was an option. Women were beginning to believe there was no need to be a wife why they could go off on their own and live the real life they wanted to live, although not all women went down the same path of divorcing and getting a job,...

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