Gender Differences And Inequality In Victorian Society

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Throughout history, gender differences and gender inequality have always been a problem of how each gender( male/ female) should act and what is expected from them. Gender differences and inequalities have brought problems on equal rights, voting and where each gender can and cannot work. Women have suffered throughout history of gender differences and inequality. We live in a patriarchal society even today and probably always will.Patriarchy is the social organized marked by the supremacy of the father in the clan or family, clan by men of a disproportionately large share of power. Patriarchy structure was for explaining social organization relation between men and women in society. We are expected to follow the rules in which society has …show more content…
There were two main people who fought against the Victorian society and ideology.Annie wood Besant and Charles Bradlaugh believed that women should enter the public and have equal political rights and duties. Since Besant fought for what she believed in which was equality the Victorian society attacked her by saying she was unable to do her job because she was a women and therefore called her unnatural women. The victorian society was harsh and only stood by their beliefs.Besant didn 't follow gender norms for women she was different. Before and after marriage she was free, she stated “I, accustomed to freedom, indifferent to home details, impulsive, very hot- tempered and proud as lucifer”(174). Besant mentioned that men were educated and it showed how unequal that women were thought of and they could not have minds of their own. Women did not hold such importance in education as much as men …show more content…
Industrialization placed stresses on society that led to concerns about its effect on the family, specifically the patriarchal structure of the unit.The ideal structure was a separate sphere modeling women as guardian of the home and man in the public as the money maker . This show cased that women were merely just a housekeeper of the house and children due to the nurturing component of the women. After 1840 labor movement, start to come up the middle class. Women were fully subordinate to their husbands. During the industrialization era, women were put in the workforce and into the world. Women and children were part of wage earners like the husband was. The middle class Victorian ideal of family was one in which wives were fully subordinates to their husbands as the “angles of home and hearth”. The victorian middle class wanted order and security of property and person, to consume the new products of the industrial age, the separation of home and work and a domestic culture based age,class and gender difference and hierarchy. The strain on industrialization outcome was family. There were two visions, home was sanctuary(middle class) and family remand together(working class). Most common outcome gdt for brides were the bible and Mrs. Isabella Beeton’s Book of Household Management. The common gift to brides showed that women were just meant to manage the

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