A Woman Is Like A Teabag Essay examples

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Many women during the Great Depression had to work twice as hard than men to be accepted in society. Women in the 1930’s were not perceived as strong because of their gender, and females were supposed to be weak. Eleanor Roosevelt said,“A woman is like a teabag; you never know how strong it is until it 's in hot water.” Women like Eleanor Roosevelt worked towards women being equal in society. Harper Lee, the author of the novel To Kill A Mockingbird shared the same views as Eleanor Roosevelt, that women and young girls should be themselves and not feel as if they have to act a certain way in order to fit into society.

The 1930’s were a very hard time for many Americans, but it was an especially difficult time for women. As men lost their jobs, women swept in and began working. Working women went against the typical stereotype of women belonging in the home to clean, cook and raise the children. But many women had no other option, they had to work in order to support their family. Women who worked were frowned upon by society. Many people thought that women were taking jobs away from many men. If women were able to get a job it would have been a very low paying job. According to the article Women and the Great Depression by Susan Ware, ”One-quarter of National Recovery Administration codes set lower minimum wages for women than men performing the same job.” During this tough time 26 states had laws prohibiting married women to work(“Women and Work”). Both women and men could…

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