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Arts and Humanities
Social and Political Philosophy
Women in the 19th Century
Terms in this set (30)
Hat were the "ideals of womanhood?"
- notions connected to the idea of women in the home
- the cult of domesticity
What did women's clothing suggest about their role?
- they can't do anything
- women aren't expected to do anything much
- women were raised to do nothing
- they are expected to be decorative
- women are objects for having children
How were women intellectually inferior to men?
- it was believed that they only thought about kids, men, and love
- they were not looked at as being serious
What was education life like for women in the 19th century?
- they were mocked for their education
- women who seek education were not doing so for serious reasons
What is feminism?
The removal of barriers - social, educational, economic - that treat men and women differently
How did the Industrial Revolution divide women into two groups based on social class?
- factories employed working class women but this employment was seen as unfit for middle class women
- the cult of domesticity was a power source that kept middl class women in the home
What started the women's suffragist movement?
Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) by Emmeline Pankhurst
How was the WSPU different than other women's suffrage organizations?
It was more militant/violent.
What were WSPU members known as?
How were members of the WSPU violent?
Suffragists interrupted public meetings, heckled debates in the House of Commons from the visitor's box, burned postal facilities, destroyed shop windows in the fashionable shopping districts, and chained themselves to the fence outside the Prime Minister's residence at 10 Downing Street.
What did hunger strikes result in (government)?
Cat and Mouse Act
- Women on hunger strikes who were close to death were released until they regained their health, then rearrested and jailed again.
What was the most extreme militant protest for women's rights?
Emily Davison threw herself in front of the kings horse at the Derby race, marrying herself for women's suffrage.
What was a main reason Parliament decided to give women over 30 the right to vote?
The participation of British women in the WW1 war effort, in factories and the armed services as well as in the home.
What was the Reform Bill of 1918?
It gave all women over the age of 30 the right to vote.
What was the "Flapper Act?"
It lowered the voting age to 21 (equal to men)
t/f: women were only fighting for the right to vote
false (they wanted social equality)
What were women deprived of by law? By custom?
- by law, women had been deprived of equal property and civil rights
- by custom they had been denied equal access to education and professions
Who called attention to women deprivations and denials in law and customs?
- A Vindication of the Rights of Women
Who was Caroline Norton?
- Worked for the passage of the marriage and Divorce act of 1857
What did the marriage and Divorce act of 1857 do?
- established civil divorce in England. (Before this, divorce required an act of Parliament, was extremely costly, and only four women had ever achieved a divorce this way).
- The law created a civil divorce court and gave it jurisdiction to hear and decide civil actions for divorce.
- The reform allowed a divorced wife to inherit or bequeath property, enter contracts, sue or be sued, and protected her earnings from a husband who deserted her.
What did the Custody Act do?
allowed women to be awarded custody of children up to age sixteen
What did the Married Women's Property Act do?
allowed women legal control over all personal and real property acquired before and during marriage
Who was Emily Davies?
founded Girton College
First women's college?
Why did men reject women in society?
they feared a loss of masculinity
What did women suffragettes do to prove their point?
- violent tactics
- hunger strikes
- forced feeding
Were the actions of the WSPU right?
Their tactics backfired and they were just viewed as crazy.
How did women win the right to vote?
replaced men during WW1
What did the Reform Bill of 1918 do?
- removed all property requirements for voting
- women 30+ could vote
What did the problems of the Industrial Revolution do for women?
The problems of the Industrial Revolution put reform into action.
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