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  1. 1.  1950’s women VS.2010 women<br /> <br />Aimee Hernandez<br />SOC 235 Gender Roles Diversity<br />Professor: Erica Dixon, M.S.<br />
  2. 2. Topic<br />In today’s society many things have changed on which is the traditional roles of the household. Such as who is the primary homemaker, the one who brings home the money, and the ones who does it all just to survive. Family’s nowadays do not always consist of a daddy, a mommy, a son and a daughter. They come literally all sizes, shapes, colors, nationalities, and upbringings. Yet there is still a supporter who has to take care of the family and the house hold, some families might have one or many. Whether the person who brings home the money or takes care of the house work is male or female it is getting done. It is no longer frowned upon for women to be the primary breadwinner and it is possible. <br />
  3. 3. Background<br />Housekeeping and raising a family were considered to be the ideal female roles during the 1950s, although that standard was less rigid than in previous decades it was still considered their duty or job as the wife and mother. <br />Women in the 1950’s had to live with the pressure of having to be the perfect wife, mother, and housekeeper. The idea that a woman must devote her life to her husband and family just kept being passed down from mothers to daughters for generations. Not only did these women live with the pressures of being perfect housewives from their husbands and children but they also had to meet certain standards that the media had placed on them.<br />Today women are the both still dedicated mothers and wife’s but now they can and have the chance to be CEO’S of huge business’s and law firms. Women can run for president and they can host a talk show and have a multi million dollar net worth. Women have come so far since the 1950’s and today it’s almost unimaginable to believe that women didn’t attend college or couldn’t have jobs like men.<br />
  4. 4. Hypothesis <br />Have Women’s roles significantly changed since the 1950’s?<br />Method<br />During this project I interviewed 50 people about how women’s roles have significantly changed since from the 1950’s to today’s women. All I had the subjects do was take a survey with 9 questions.<br />
  5. 5. The questions that were asked.<br />Sex? Age? Marital status? Single, dating, and married. If married or dating for how long? Race?<br /> If married have the roles in your household been swapped around?<br />Who was the traditional breadwinner of the family’s in 1950’s?<br />Who is the primary breadwinner of the family’s in 2010?<br />Have women’s roles significantly changed since the 1950’s?<br />Have men’s roles significantly changed since the 1950’s?<br />What did the homemaker roles consist of in the 1950’s?<br />If you could choose who would you choose and why to be the primary breadwinner?<br />Do you think that there is a big difference between women in the 1950’s to the women of today? Why or why not?<br />
  6. 6. ResultsThere were couples; some have been married for many years, while others were newlyweds. Some were single while some had mates. Half were males and half were females whose ages range from 21-89. All from different races, wealth status, ethnicity and cultures: some even from different countries. I had interviewed coworkers, my grandparents on both sides, some of my closest friends and four random people that I have never met before. <br />When I asked the girls if their roles in the household had ever been swapped with their mate 64% said yes, that they had gone back and fourth from being the house maker to being the sole provider. 20% of men said that their roles of the house have changed a few times. <br />For the traditional breadwinner of 1950’s both males and females stated that gave a 95% to being the men of the family’s.<br /> The breadwinner of the families in today’s society increased from being 5% to being 76% of women who are the sole providers of the families. <br />Out of 50 people 47 of the surveyors said that the role have changed significantly sense 1950’s.<br />When asked if the mans role changed from the 1950 to now half of them had said yes that the males roles where different as well. <br />From cleaning, cooking, educating the children to planning vacations and supporting the incomes maker, those were the majority of the answers that I had received.<br />
  7. 7. Results Continued<br />Now when it comes to the question where it asks to choose male or female to be the primary provider I got about the same answers from the males; the males said I would choose my wife because I find it attractive when my wife can do what I could have been doing back in the day. As for the women it was a 50-50 toss up between them wanting to be the one who provides for their families or the one who gets taken care of. The women who said that they wanted to be the providers where women who where independent women who took enjoyment out of being the breadwinners. The ones who said that they would rather be taken care of in a sense were the women who said they are more traditional and they felt as if they had a little bit of a sense of protection if their spouse was the primary bread winner. <br />100% of the surveyors said that there are many differences between women in the 1950’s to the women of today. They said the reason being is because women have become stronger, more independent. That women want to do things for themselves. <br />
  8. 8. Conclusion<br />In conclusion there are a lot of changes that have been made for the women of the 1950’s who where primarily the house wife’s who took care of the housing needs to the women nowadays who are over half of the population that are primary the income providers. There are many men who also stay home with their families and take care of the housework. There are many ideas of what a traditional house wife should look like and what the traditional breadwinner should look like. Many people have made their own statistics about what is typical, what is okay and not, for a breadwinner and for the home taker. I have viewed many peoples opinion of what is traditional and what is becoming the new “in” for women. <br />
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  10. 10. References <br />Women's Roles in the 1950s<br />Standard Roles, But Changing.<br />http://www.enotes.com/1950-lifestyles-social-trends-american-decades/womens-roles<br />Paton, Alan. "Women's Roles in the 1950s - 1950's Lifestyles and Social Trends." ENotes - Literature <br /> Study Guides, Lesson Plans, and More. 2010. Web. 16 Aug. 2010. <br />http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/13216/a_womans_role_in_the_1950s.html?cat=41<br />WOMEN'S ROLES IN THE 1950s<br />Friedan, Betty. "Women's Roles in the 1950s." Novelguide: Free Study Guides, Free Book Summaries, <br />