Women's Role In Society In The Early 1800s

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Women in Society
What was the role of women in the early 1800s? How did that role change over the course of the 19th and 20th centuries and how did it remain the same? Lucy Stone wrote, “I think, with never-ending gratitude, that the young women of today do not and can never know at what price their right to free speech and to speak at all in public has been earned.” Throughout history, our perspective of women has changed greatly. Wars and human rights movements have affected women’s role in society. Women have been allowed more freedoms in different aspects of life. Three main themes that show how roles changed are women in love, homes, and society. During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, love became more fun and exciting for everyone.
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“Not only those women with children will become mothers of the nation, but rather each German woman and each girl will become one of the Führer’s little helpers wherever she is, be it in the labor service, in a factory, at a university or in a hospital, at home or on the high seas.” They allowed women to work in certain jobs and gave them opportunities they did not have before the war.
Women started working in higher positions than they were previously allowed to. “Women were encouraged to try new occupations. We endeavored to create that wholesome discontent in women that would compel them to reach out after far better things.” Women continued to move toward sexual equality so much that “some of the abolitionists forgot the slave in their efforts to silence the women.” Women still fought and eventually were able to become doctors, business owners, ministers, lawyers, police matrons, authors, artists, and managers among many other
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Many men still wanted the higher power, but allowed women more freedom, still expecting women to act elegantly. Women today should appreciate the opportunities our ancestors have fought for, even if we can and will never quite understand the cost of these freedoms. “These things have not come of themselves. They could not have occurred except as the great movement for women has brought them out and about. They are part of the eternal order, and they have come to

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