Sheila Rothman The New Technology And Women Work Analysis

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Register to read the introduction… According to Rothman, “employers hired women when men, because of their social class or education, were either unwilling or unable to fill the positions”. Which basically portrays that women were second pick to men, and were only usually hired when no other men were able to fill such positions. However, proper work and contribution from women in such jobs quickly knocked down doors and turned biased heads, as by 1900 “women could be found in 295 of the 303 occupations listed in the United States Censes” as told by Rothman. While loads of college graduates took mainly to teaching, many of them found that such a boom in the number of filled teaching positions made it hard to find jobs in that field. Fortunately, the invention of a machine that Rothman claims would allow women found a way to “remain in a middle-class, respectable setting, one that was clean, well lit, quiet, and safe.” …show more content…
With the new installation of such typewriter machines, there had to be people to work them. Women quickly took to find jobs in the new field of “typewriting” as the jobs involving said machines were much easier then factory jobs, and paid around the same wages that skilled factory workers earned. Women quickly took to typewriting, and by the 1890’s their consistency and skills in the field quickly began earning the lasting respect of their male associates. As the Mayor of New York once exclaimed about the women’s newly found positions, “they have made me better, and there is not a person about the office who has not been improved by the presence of the

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