What is a woman’s role and how has liberation affected that position?It is quite obvious that women’s responsibilities have changedover the years due to an increase in her freedom. But many ofits true effects have been overlooked.
Introduction• I intend to explain a few of the effects that womens liberation has had on her health, marriage, family, and children.• I chose a powerpoint because I want to provide my viewers with some visual information and ideas.
Thesis StatementSince World War II, as women have gained theirfreedom and equality, many other factors effecther well being and her family.
Before World War II, women had basic roles which were full of benefits
Women’s Responsibilites before World War II and its benefits• Women lead basic lives where they married, had and taught their children, cleaned the house, and reaped the happiness of raising a family.• Research done by the Cancer Research UK, on 200,000 women, showed that housework can reduce their risk of breast cancer. (BBC)• “Out of all of the activities, only housework significantly reduced the risk of both pre- and post-menopausal women getting the disease. Housework cut breast cancer risk by 30% among the pre-menopausal women and 20% among the post-menopausal women.” (BBC)
Women’s Responsibilites before World War II and its benefits• Housework was not easy and that is why women where not required to go outside the home to support her family.• Besides the hardships and struggles she faced, there were benefits in the family as she remained married and had time with her children.• Also the benefits to her health through studies that her natural housework decreased chances of cancer.
During World War II women’sresponsibilites increased as her position needed to change
Women during World War II and changes in her position• Millions of women took on jobs once done by men. (Klee)• “In July 1944, when the war was at its peak over 19 million women were employed in the United States, more than ever before.” (Bogan)• Once many of the men, who were the supporters of women, left to fight in the war, women had to work two times as hard.
Women during World War II and changes in her position • The fact that women were needed in the workforce during World War II may have been a stepping stone for modern liberation movements • They still needed to care for their growing families but also had to go out and support them and the war.
After World War II women have been demanding equality or rights through feminist movements and womens liberation
Demand for equality and rights through feminist movements and women’s liberation• After the war ended men and women went back to their normal lives.• But many women showed their disapproval of housework especially because they now had a taste of what working outside the home was like.• “During the feminist movement, women pursued that they were as equal as men in politics, economics, and society… Leaders encouraged women to gain higher education and careers outside the home.” (Klee)
Effects of the increase in liberation on her health, family, marriage, and children
Affects on her health• As women spend more and more time outside of the home, she naturally draws unnecessary attention to herself• “To assume the functional role of men, she even has to dress as a man…she even has to talk as a man…she has to behave as a man in the office. And in the process, she destroys her femininity” (Hosein)• It is important for a woman to be feminine because it is part of her character.• “Not only does the woman loose her femininity…she looses her fertility. Wherever the revolution has taken place, there has been declining fertility rates.” (Hosein)
Affects on her family• Women often have to work harder and make greater sacrifies than men.• Women have to work double because they still need to care for their families but also have to go out and support them.• There has been a dramatic increase in divore rates. (Klee)
Affects on her children• Once the mother leaves for work, the only one who cares for the child is a babysitter or other care provider.• The child is then without the loving care he or she needs to grow and follow in their footsteps.• Also, as divorce rates increase, the children are affected the most. They then embrace violence, drugs, etc. because of the anger and humiliation which builds up inside them. (Hussein)
Why I chose this topic I chose to do my research on the unwanted effects ofliberation on women because it has always been a question Ihave in mind. When we first think about women’s increasedfreedom it seems perfect. But we never really acknowledgehow some of our modern problems could be linked with thatfreedom.
What I learned and its impact on my life I learned that as we women are so concerned about ourfreedom, we do not realize how free we may already be. To stayhome and care for and raise a family, why shouldn’t that be calledliberation? I also learned that human beings should never go to extemes. Ifthe woman should stay home, then she should not becomeimprisoned. And if she is given some freedom, she should not pushaside her obligations of being a mother or wife.
Conclusion When women remain outside the housedue to her increase in liberation, the effectscan create stressful problems. A woman canenjoy her modern gain of equality andfreedom but only to a certain extent. If shegoes too far it can effect her health, family,marriage, and children in a way which couldbreak her.
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