• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Women in Victorian times compared to now

Extracts from this document...

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.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Work & Leisure section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Work & Leisure essays

  1. Report on: Lowood Institution for Orphan Girls.

    Mr.Brockelhurst thinks it is wrong for girls to have curls in their, even if they are natural. Methods of punishment: - * Made to fetch a bundle sticks/twigs. Then, beaten in the back of the neck with them. * Made to sit in a high stool in the corner of

  2. Match Girls Sources Questions

    It shows a group of matchgirls who are on strike. Not one of the girls are wearing any kind of expensive clothing, but instead are dressed in rags Contradicting Source C is the fact that. The girls in Source D are a lot younger that the other girls in Source

  1. To what extent did women become more emancipated in the period 1800-1914? In 1800 ...

    These schools were highly exclusive, with high fees and only the daughters of independent gentlemen and professionals were allowed. For this group of women the change was almost the opposite of the working classes. Middle class women represented a very small group at this time and so there was a lot less women to educate.

  2. What was important to women in the past/ what is important to them now/ ...

    blazers, pants instead of skirts, ties...careers, independence, and equality became even more important. During the '90's and up until today, women still find family important, but they recognize that personal stability, independence, education and your career are #1. * NOTE - We see this belief in magazines like Cosmopolitan magazine as images as successful working women are portrayed.

  1. What was the Status of women in 1850?

    Women also gained the right to become doctors, architects, and factory and workhouse inspectors and to enter the Civil Service. However, the greatest number foolishly chose to become teachers. The law, banking and the Stock Exchange all remained closed to women as professions.

  2. A Day in the Life of a Teacher

    With a peep and glare at me they peel their faces off the window and they run back and try to tell everyone I am coming. I walk a little faster. It's always fun to catch them in the act.

  1. Comment on the suggestion that women gained “illusory progress” in the societies of ...

    From the writings of historians it is clear that education is a prime example of illusory development during the inter war years but it will lead to advancement in the long run. During the inter war years women in France experienced policy aimed at replacing the French manpower (some 1,350,000 slaughtered in trenches)

  2. Find out what subjects girls study more in higher education as well as for ...

    School help to maintain male dominance. Interactionist such as Kelly (Science and girls) has produced evidence through observational techniques to show how girls are often marginalised in science lesions by the use of textbooks which make few references to women scientist; by teacher who use examples more familiar to boys; and by other male pupils who dominate classroom activities.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work