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Role Of Women In The Renaissance Period By: Jennifer Montanez Period 6
Women And Their Rights <ul><li>Women had no political rights. </li></ul><ul><li>They had to completely obey their husbands...
Marriage <ul><li>If women did not wed then they were not permitted to live independently. </li></ul><ul><li>Chastity befor...
Social Status <ul><li>A few wealthy women had some power. </li></ul><ul><li>Wealthy women were taught to be charming, and ...
Women’s Household Duties <ul><li>Women of all classes were expected to perform household duties. </li></ul><ul><li>Peasant...
Work Available for Women <ul><li>Women’s work was different from that of men. </li></ul><ul><li>Women of the middle class ...
Behavior <ul><li>Women did not disobey their husbands. </li></ul><ul><li>Disobeying women were punished. </li></ul><ul><li...
Women Executed <ul><li>Executions of women accused of being witches grew from the years 1560-1670. </li></ul><ul><li>They ...
Works Cited <ul><li>. http://www.sparknotes.com/history/european/renaissance1/section9.rhtml . </li></ul><ul><li>http://ww...
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  1. 1. Role Of Women In The Renaissance Period By: Jennifer Montanez Period 6
  2. 2. Women And Their Rights <ul><li>Women had no political rights. </li></ul><ul><li>They had to completely obey their husbands. </li></ul><ul><li>Women of higher class had more rights. </li></ul><ul><li>Women’s sexuality was always regulated. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Marriage <ul><li>If women did not wed then they were not permitted to live independently. </li></ul><ul><li>Chastity before marriage was mandatory. </li></ul><ul><li>Most women who were not married often joined a convent. </li></ul><ul><li>Widows were often controlled by men who were not their husbands. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Social Status <ul><li>A few wealthy women had some power. </li></ul><ul><li>Wealthy women were taught to be charming, and dressed in fine clothing. </li></ul><ul><li>They had to be pleasing to look at. </li></ul><ul><li>They were supposed to make their fathers and husbands look good and show off their social status. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Women’s Household Duties <ul><li>Women of all classes were expected to perform household duties. </li></ul><ul><li>Peasant women worked with their husbands and at home. </li></ul><ul><li>Wealthy women who were attended by servants still cooked, cleaned, sewed, and most importantly entertained. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Work Available for Women <ul><li>Women’s work was different from that of men. </li></ul><ul><li>Women of the middle class who worked alongside their husbands could be dispossessed if widowed. </li></ul><ul><li>Women were denied university education. </li></ul><ul><li>With no education women often worked for low wages. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Behavior <ul><li>Women did not disobey their husbands. </li></ul><ul><li>Disobeying women were punished. </li></ul><ul><li>Women were inferior to men. </li></ul><ul><li>There was an increasing belief in households being run by men. </li></ul><ul><li>The way women behaved was a very important instrument of social control. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Women Executed <ul><li>Executions of women accused of being witches grew from the years 1560-1670. </li></ul><ul><li>They executed approximately 30,000 women. </li></ul><ul><li>Women accused of being witches were given the same punishment as women who murdered their children. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Works Cited <ul><li>. http://www.sparknotes.com/history/european/renaissance1/section9.rhtml . </li></ul><ul><li>http://www2.ivcc.edu/gen2002/Women_from_the_Renaissance.htm . </li></ul><ul><li>This page was last updated on . Copyright Kimberly M. Radek, 2001. </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.artoffer.com/_images_user/3405/17902/large/Albrecht-Duerer-People-Portraits-People-Women-Modern-Times-Renaissance.jpg . </li></ul>
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