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Women in Victorian times compared to now

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Introduction

Girlhood Girlhood represents a state of being a girl between the ages of 4 -16. It is important to focus on girlhood during the Victorian era and present day in Britain because the knowledge of women in the past can help transform the future. Research shows that the conditions of these two generations are different. It is evident that there is a long way to go before women will have the same opportunities as men. Issues that are present in the Victorian period and modern time can be compared to help the reader understand why equality has not yet been accomplished. To compare the way girls dress, the education they receive, and their attitude towards marriage and motherhood can broaden our knowledge of girlhood. ...read more.

Middle

Society is not ashamed of the lower class, however, regrets to acknowledge it. Furthermore, the media persuades girls of all classes to wear a popular brand shirt to impress their peers rather than telling girls what the male-dominant society asks them to wear. Girls are able to wear tank tops, comfortable shorts and shoes as everyday wear. The fabric is made of cotton or spandex. And it is durable and comfortable, a trait that many girls like. And yet the amount of education that a girl receives contributes to her social status and happiness. Education Children in Victorian England were educated in many different ways-or not at all depending on their sex and their parent's financial circumstances, social class, religion, and values. ...read more.

Conclusion

Girls are no longer pressured to study stereotypical female disciplines. And society now accepts a male teacher to teach boys and girls. In the college level, girls are supposed to be able to perform the same duties as their fellow classmates. Also, there are organizations that make sure women are being treated equally in schools. For example, on the American Association of University Women website, it states Promoting education and all equity for women and girls .It is a relief to know that organizations are aware that women have come a long way in education but there is still is more to be done. On a side note, since girls can study intellectual subjects, women in turn can have jobs that involve science, math and many other technical jobs. Since college education is being stressed, the age and attitude of marriage has changed. ROB WOOD ...read more.

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