Analysis Of Now We Can Begin

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Does the X or Y chromosome really determine what role we will play in society? Are women only on this earth to be the caregivers to their husbands and children. Not so long ago, women’s role in society was mainly just that, woman took care of the home, and family. Men’s role was to be the bread winner, then would come home to a serving wife. Crystal Eastman, discusses in her essay, “Now We Can Begin,” that women are more than just being a caregiver, and Eastman called for the social gap between woman and men to end, and both sexes to be equal. Eastman first starts out discussing about how wonderful it was that the Tennessee Legislature passed the Federal suffrage amendment, but this wasn’t or should not be the end of the fight for woman to be equal. Yes, it was a wonderful start for women, but men are not to think this where it should end. What women want and deserve is freedom, and for men to think women will settle for just the right to vote, well they are wrong, woman …show more content…
Men act as if they do not know how to take care of the home, that they do not know how to wash the dishes or change a baby’s diaper. We must change the dependency men carry on woman. Mothers are to teach the boys how to do domestic work, and parents together teach that housework should be both the job of women and men, (Eastman 7). More and more women are starting to take jobs outside of the house, but as Eastman writes that even though they are our working hard, they still come home and are assumed to take over the domestic duties as well. Even if a family, has help in the home, the wife is required to be the one to hire and the firing of help. Men are accepting of this position the wife is taking with working outside of the house, but still is not helping the wife. Even the wife, has to plan for the family when she is on her lunch break at work, and spends her weekends catching up the home (Eastman

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