The roles of 17th century women
Womens roles in 17th century france
Did they not work alongside the men to create this great country of ours? In this time period men had all the power over their women and had all the laws on their side of a marriage. Despite the advent of the age of print, the literacy rate during this period remained low, though the Bible became more readily available to the lower classes. Even though they started to educate themselves, the majority had no rights whatsoever in money matters as well as estate. Other women were midwives and apothecaries. Women are always accused of fewer, and different, crimes from men, and this was also true at the Old Bailey. Women had no political rights and were without political representation. Women was created after man, and from man, and therefore man must be more perfect. The seniority of men over women lay within both the household and the public sphere. I believe it is likely that Elizabeth remained a widow so she did not have to give up her rights. A second explanation for the appearance of fewer women at the Old Bailey, and their being charged with different types of crime, is that women may have actually committed fewer and different crimes than men because of the nature of their lives. On the other hand, men were far more likely to be involved in thefts from places of work such as ships, warehouses, docks, and places of manufacture; and, in rural areas, thefts of livestock. On top of that, she had to cook, wash the families clothes and clean the house.
She, too, was an activist for women's social and political rights and was executed for treason, largely due to her outspoken feminist ideas. The speech by Bishop Cozen, debating the laws of adultery and divorce raise many concerns about gender-based issues.
The seniority of men over women lay within both the household and the public sphere. Marie Le Jars de Gournay - was a French writer. Women continued to play a significant, though not acknowledged, role in economic and political structures through their primarily domestic activities.
Engraving by J Fitter after portrait by Mary Beale. Increasingly, women rebuked traditional roles and spoke out against the social and political inequalities they faced.
A second explanation for the appearance of fewer women at the Old Bailey, and their being charged with different types of crime, is that women may have actually committed fewer and different crimes than men because of the nature of their lives.
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