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Chapter 6: THE 
INTIMATELY OPPRESSED 
Government 
Student X
• Titles/question will be in bold, down by the red line at the 
bottom of the slide. 
• Examples from the chapter will be ...
Throughout history, 
women have been 
overlooked and 
disregarded. Many 
women were looked at 
and treated as private 
pro...
Society was generally 
ran by men, claiming 
that all women were 
just meant for child 
bearing, and nothing 
more. But de...
For women slaves it 
was all but worse. Seen 
as sexual playthings and 
maids, women in 
slavery were 
discriminated even ...
Women were held to 
certain standards on how 
to contribute to society. 
Things like educating 
children, cooking, 
cleani...
Starting from 
Colonization, women 
were viewed as 
important members of 
society, but were mainly 
sexual companions. 
Di...
When America started 
up and the Revolution 
began, women became 
total housewives. 
Cooking, cleaning, and 
taking care o...
During the Industrial 
period, women were 
confined to factory 
work or house wife 
duties, all depending on 
the class sy...
During the Industrial period, 
women began protesting their 
mistreatment. 
Example Please? 
“Middle-class women, barred f...
Feminism began around 
the 1800’s when women 
became more and more 
empowered with 
education. Teaching 
was a common 
pro...
Although it took society by 
surprise, and even some 
men agreed and fought for 
women’s rights, it was still 
an uphill b...
There were plenty of rules still 
stuck on women. They 
couldn’t even wear pants 
without people deeming their 
apparel, “...
Throughout the 1830’s, 
women’s protest were 
spread like wildfire. 
Several movements 
spawned at once. For 
prisoners, s...
In 1851, an elder black 
women spoke at a 
convention on the rights 
of women. She had 
been born a slave in 
New York, sh...
I congratulate women for 
standing up for themselves 
and proving that they are just 
as important as men. I don’t 
believ...
Well, wow, is what I can 
say. I almost feel guilty 
that I didn’t know about 
all this considering I’m a 
girl and all. I...
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Women in America

  1. 1. Chapter 6: THE INTIMATELY OPPRESSED Government Student X
  2. 2. • Titles/question will be in bold, down by the red line at the bottom of the slide. • Examples from the chapter will be in quotes and have a shaded effect, like “this.” • Throughout the slides I have explained some points the text has made. • I have provided my own opinion near the end of the presentation. • The comparison between history school books and this chapter can also be found at the end. • Pictures are displayed throughout the slides. Notes 
  3. 3. Throughout history, women have been overlooked and disregarded. Many women were looked at and treated as private property, meant to follow strict rules on how to behave and act. What’s the main idea?
  4. 4. Society was generally ran by men, claiming that all women were just meant for child bearing, and nothing more. But despite the absence of any further “purposes”, women were treated with respect. Examples please? “It would be an exaggeration to say that women were treated equally with men; but they were treated with respect, and the communal nature of the society gave them a more important place.” What do you mean?
  5. 5. For women slaves it was all but worse. Seen as sexual playthings and maids, women in slavery were discriminated even more so than other women. Beaten and looked down upon by all men. What about women slavery?
  6. 6. Women were held to certain standards on how to contribute to society. Things like educating children, cooking, cleaning, and displaying extreme patriotism were all desired and somewhat required traits for women. What were women meant to do?
  7. 7. Starting from Colonization, women were viewed as important members of society, but were mainly sexual companions. Did the expectations of women change throughout time?
  8. 8. When America started up and the Revolution began, women became total housewives. Cooking, cleaning, and taking care of the children were the only tasks for women. Only upper-class women could give opinions. Did the expectations of women change throughout time?
  9. 9. During the Industrial period, women were confined to factory work or house wife duties, all depending on the class system. Did the expectations of women change throughout time?
  10. 10. During the Industrial period, women began protesting their mistreatment. Example Please? “Middle-class women, barred from higher education, began to monopolize the profession of primary-school teaching. As teachers, they read more, communicated more, and education itself became subversive of old ways of thinking. They began to write for magazines and newspapers, and started some ladies' publications. Literacy among women doubled between 1780 and 1840. Women became health reformers. They formed movements against double standards in sexual behavior and the victimization of prostitutes. They joined in religious organizations. Some of the most powerful of them joined the antislavery movement. So, by the time a clear feminist movement emerged in the 1840s, women had become practiced organizers, agitators, speakers.” When did women revolt?
  11. 11. Feminism began around the 1800’s when women became more and more empowered with education. Teaching was a common profession amongst women, and it’s what propelled them to the Feminist Movement. Feminism?
  12. 12. Although it took society by surprise, and even some men agreed and fought for women’s rights, it was still an uphill battle. Example please? “Lucy Stone began lecturing on women's rights in 1847 in a church in Gardner, Massachusetts, where her brother was a minister. She was tiny, weighed about 100 pounds, was a marvelous speaker. As lecturer for the American Anti-Slavery Society, she was, at various times, deluged with cold water, sent reeling by a thrown book, and attacked by mobs.” Did protesting work?
  13. 13. There were plenty of rules still stuck on women. They couldn’t even wear pants without people deeming their apparel, “socially inappropriate.” But still women fought, not to be more important than men, but to be equal. "I ask no favors for my sex. I surrender not our claim to equality. All I ask of our brethren is that they will take their feet from off our necks, and permit us to stand upright on the ground which God has designed us to occupy. ... To me it is perfectly clear that whatsoever it is morally right for a man to do, it is morally right for a woman to do.“ -Sarah Grimke Did protesting work?
  14. 14. Throughout the 1830’s, women’s protest were spread like wildfire. Several movements spawned at once. For prisoners, slaves, housewives, and black women as well. When did women get their rights?
  15. 15. In 1851, an elder black women spoke at a convention on the rights of women. She had been born a slave in New York, she spoke up and said a few words that proved women were equal with men, and even more so women of her color. “That man over there says that woman needs to be helped into carriages and lifted over ditches. .. . Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud-puddles or gives me any best place. And a'nt I a woman? Look at my arm! I have ploughed, and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And a'nt I a woman? I would work as much and eat as much as a man, when I could get it, and bear the lash as well. And a'nt I a woman? I have borne thirteen children and seen em most all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out with my mother's grief, none but Jesus heard me! And a'nt I a woman?” Women slave rights?
  16. 16. I congratulate women for standing up for themselves and proving that they are just as important as men. I don’t believe women are superior to men, nor do I think the opposite. I don’t want to sound like a stereotypical crazy woman but, frankly, I believe in Feminism, because I think my menstrual cycle shouldn’t invalidate my opinions. What do you think?
  17. 17. Well, wow, is what I can say. I almost feel guilty that I didn’t know about all this considering I’m a girl and all. I knew women were looked down upon for awhile, but not to the extent to which I’ve learned today. History books really don’t tell you everything. Compared to school?
  18. 18. The End

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