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

How the women were treated

Extracts from this document...


How the Women were treated? In the 17th century rich women would normally be taught at home by a tutor, they were taught subjects like Latin, French, Needlework, and how to converse, and they were also taught how to look pretty and to play instruments like the piano. When they were older there parents would decide who they were going to marry and the family of the women would pay a dowry to the parents of the husband. They only got married to get more popular and look more important, if the wives husband thought the wives got annoying the husband would put a scolds bridle on her head. If the husband wanted to get divorced the husband could just take the wife to market. A rich women wouldn't normally get a job, they would just stay at home and look after the family and tell the servants what to do. Poor women did not go to school or have an education, they just looked after their home, and span cotton or worked in fields. ...read more.


Women were not thought to be the same as men: they simply required that they be treated with the deference and admiration which was clearly their due as women. The 18th Century woman, far from the fragile flower of the 19th Century who required protection, resolutely ascended her own pedestal and politely but firmly demanded to be worshipped as the true goddess of the Age of Reason. Women In The 19th Century In the 19th century rich women were educated at home by tutors and learned pretty much the same as in the 17th century, learn to play the piano, speak French, entertain quests, look attractive, and entertain guests. After 1870 it was made compulsory for all women to have an education, Girls didn't learn the same subjects as boys, they learnt subjects like laundry, cookery, needlework and housewifery skills. Rich women did work, but ran their home bossing their servants around, after 1870 some women became teachers and after the typewriter was invented some became secretaries or clerks. ...read more.


as much money and they were used to earning more money, but when the typewriter was invented jobs as secretaries were available which women could take and some women became teachers. Women were now aloud to vote and the first female MP came. Girls were taught the same subjects as boys except girls were taught other subjects like Housewifery, laundry and childcare. The women started to wear different clothes, they wouldn't wear corsets any more, the would just wear tight cloths and shorter dresses so they could dance easier because they danced differently, they swung about more and moved there legs more. Conclussion :The role of women changed quite a lot, because its all lead to the world how it is today which is nothing like it was then. If the people did half of what we did today then the people wouldn't of found it very polite. I think all the changes that happened in the 20th century were good because women were treated more equally like men. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE History Projects 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 GCSE History Projects essays

  1. Why did women receive the vote in the early 20th centaury

    "What good did all this violent campaigning do us?" her response to this was that their campaign for women suffrage had created it into a manner of news. Although this did help them to be noticed they still did not get the vote.

  2. Votes for Women

    is a Suffragette, campaigning for the vote, her unorthodox display of anger makes her look like the kind of woman that would not deserve the vote. This supports Source C, because Correlli equally portrays the Suffragettes negatively. Partridge's label 'the shrieking sister' gives a similair image to Correli's description of the Suffragettes having a 'shrill cry'.

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