As I was leaving to work this morning this poster caught my eye.
Immediately I began to think of how far society has been more accepting of women in the workplace.In mind, I think really has society really accepted or are there other issues that have come up. But look at this list it’s so long to think that in 1920’s this list was short. The only possible occupations for women during the 1920’s where traditional jobs like school teachers, servant, nurses and factory workers. Women also had a limited education which places women at a disadvantage of landing a good job, they were also underpaid.
Which got me thinking of what kind of issues modern women are facing today. In an article, it listed major issues for example Divison of Domestic Labor: Which means women are facing challenges if they choose to stay home and men are being called lazy if they are a stay at home dad. The division consists of a woman stay home with two young children while she’s at home she takes care of them and their job is to run the household like cleaning, cooking, and laundry. Every now and then her husband asks her what has she been doing all day. This person is making sure her children go to school, are fed and can even say managing what the husband brings home. in a home where both people honor each other housework is divided. One maybe taking care of the kids, and the other setting up the table for dinner and cooking. this is what I see with my family equality among each other. Other women like in the Hispanic culture the house is run differently. Women are responsible for running the household no matter if they work. They are expected to cook dinner after her work and help the children with homework and get them ready for work while the husband sits and waits. Do other cultures have different expectations on what men and women roles are? and Who decides this is the only way for modern women? I thought those days were over but women continue to fight on.
Another issue women modern day are facing is media in the sense that women are supposed to look a certain way or a certain weight. I have struggled with weight my entire life and that doesn’t make me any less of a woman than a supermodel. Women are more vocal today and more appreciative of what they look like and feel and this is also thanks to technology like facebook and support groups that encourage women to take a stand on how they wanted to be treated making this the glass ceiling and another issue modern women face. Women are more vocal today and more appreciative of what they look like and feel and this is also thanks to technology like facebook and support groups that encourage women to take a stand on how they wanted to be treated.Like Eleanor Roosevelt once said “No one can make you inferior without your permission”
Other issues like social inequality and violence against women also take part of main issues that modern Feminism face. What are other issues that women today are fighting for?