Essay It 's A Man 's World

1186 Words Sep 20th, 2016 5 Pages
It’s a Man’s World
"Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others." A quote from Amelia Earhart. Amelia Earhart was not just a pilot but an advocate for women’s rights because she challenged the traditional roles of women set by society for her time., she supported the women’s rights movement, and she challenged world records in a man dominant field. Before and during the depression era women were challenging the norms of society, they were striving for equality. Amelia stood out. She set her mind to becoming a pilot and she went about achieving that goal. She used her passion for flying to inspire women to reach their potential. Amelia Earhart’s early upbringing helped shape her views of family and marriage. With both masculine and feminine qualities, Amelia blazed a new path for herself becoming independent. Men and women’s roles were defined by the norms of society. Amelia in her drive to not depend on anybody set her apart from those boring traditional rolls.
Amelia did not have a traditional upbringing. She was born July 24, 1897. She was raised as a free spirit. She was tomboy. Her mother gave up trying to raise her to be a proper lady and her father encourage her to be adventurous. Her father was an alcoholic making life difficult. Her parents’ marriage was rocky. Her parents split up several times before calling it quits. Her father popped in and out of her life. He was not a…

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