Gender Roles in European History Essay by B

Gender Roles in European History
A description of gender roles from around 1500 to 1800.
# 54904 | 1,502 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2003 | US

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The paper is basically a timeline of gender roles in European history. It shows how women progressed through examples of radicals or people that wrote pieces against women. Included in the paper are Mary Wollstonecraft, Dona Marina, Jean Jacques Rousseau, Pocahontas, and Maria de Pizan.

From the Paper:

"In all facets of life, males and females have different roles. However, as recently as several hundred years ago, the roles didn't remotely resemble equality. During the era of exploration and expansion, females were deemed mentally inferior. They were viewed as the caretakers of the household. Even the Declaration of Independence proclaimed, "All men are created equal", with nary a mention of a woman's rights. Simply put, gender roles were tragically skewed. But as time passed on, women fought for their sex, and gained a higher role in society. Through the work of revolutionaries like Wollstonecraft and de Pizan, they slowly gained more rights. And as evident by descriptions of Doa Marina and Pocahontas, they were on the right path to equality."

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