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FC: Brenda Roman Nicole Byers Kristina Amparan Natasha Davalos | Victorian Era "Women's Right"
1: The body of the woman was seen as pure and clean except when she was experiencing menstruation. Women often did not wear any kind of cosmetics or any other adornments. It was taboo to even mention the words "leg" or "breast." Women covered their legs to a much greater extreme than they do today. Even the bare skin of an ankle was considered risque. In contrast, cleavage was not sexualized to the extent that it is today. Cleavage lines that would be normal by some of today's standards would have been controversial for even the most "decent" middle-class woman in Victorian England.
2: Limited rights of married women The law regarded a married couple as one person. The husband was bound by law to protect her. The law expected her to defer to his judgement. Women lost the rights to the property they brought into the marriage, even following divorce. A husband had complete legal control over any income earned by his wife. Women were not allowed to open banking accounts. Married women were not able to conclude a contract without her husband's legal approval. It was impossible to charge the wife with concealing her husband or for stealing from her husband as they were one person in law.
5: Women were considered to be inferior and expected to be submissive to men. The womens place in life was to be in the house tending to the children, running the household and managing the house servants. This way of living was based on matters of home and health(women and children) and self interest and law(men and marketplace) It was a disgrace for women to interfere in the marketplace. There were no women allowed. It was considered detrimental to a business if womens opinions were included.
6: Sisters were taught to treat their brothers as they would treat their future husbands. Women had to organize, delegate, and instruct their servants, which was not an easy task. They were also expected to organize parties and dinners to bring prestige to her husbands, which would make it possible for them to network. | Although they were responsible for the day-to-day well-being of their children, Victorian era children were psychologically independent from adults.
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8: Women never traveled alone during the Victorian era. Most of them traveled with their husbands and family to specific locations. The men of this era believed that a women's place was at home. They also thought that women leaving the house was completely useless and they should just stay and tend to it.
9: The daring women usually had motives to escape gender discrimination, explore other territories, or expand a certain cause. One woman who was brave enough to venture out of her own town was Isabella Bird. Isabella traveled with her father when she was younger. He was a minister of the Church of England. She eventually developed a passion for traveling and started traveling by herself. She had a physical disability, but that didn't stop her. She was able to overcome it and become a respectable Victorian women traveler. She traveled all over the world, to places like as Japan, China, Korea, Persia, Tibet, and the United States.
10: Henrietta Vernon
11: NOBLE WOMEN | Noble women were born in to the class or married into it. In this class women lived a luxurious, pampered lifestyle. They dressed beautiful, and usually had time to spare. They would attend balls, tea parties, horseback riding, and practice needlework. In the houses they were to be highly educated, told servants what to do in the their household, and they were to teach younger girls of nobility.
12: Upper Class | Upper class women didn't have to work . You could tell who was in the upper class by the work they didn't do and by the number of servants they had. | Upper class women mostly just changed their clothes,danced, and tell their servants what needs to be done. The amount of servants they had could amount to a small army.
15: Middle class women were not as wealthy as noble women. They socialized a lot with noble people hoping to marry into that class. | Middle Class | The middle class roles were to marry into the noble class, help their family with their business, and get a good education.
16: Working Class | The working class women did physical labor. Upper working class made a decent income. | The upper working class usually worked as school mistress, or a housekeeper. | The lower working class usually sold their own goods and worked as a house keeper for upper class people.
18: Lower Class Women
19: > The lower class women worked as: - Prostitute - Factory workers - and other physical jobs - worked along with other lower class men > Very few had the ability to have an education >These women were single
20: Victorian Women
21: Cited Resources | http://victorianerawomen.blogspot.com/ | http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women_in_the_Victorian_era