According to Rosie to Lucy the author indicate Women in the 1950s sought out to be nothing more than House wives who cooked and clean and took care of the kids while their husbands where off to work, there were woman with careers but that was considered abnormal. Unlike today, having to work for a living and look after a home and family was not considered a particularly desirable option by most women. Most women who could afford it gave up work when they married. The prospect y of ‘juggling’ a job and a family wasn’t terribly appealing.
Women who were serious about pursuing a career generally stayed single. In that particular generation society imbued within the women to be that by portraying it in television shows such as The honeymooners where the wives of the series stayed home cooked and clean and watch after the home while the husbands were off working hard brining in the money. In the reading from Rosie to Lucy the ? author points out the stereotypical society that existed within that era “? stereotype” of women being ? nothing more than a mere house wife in the 1950s.
Within the reading it explains that “? the media lavished their praise on women who devoted themselves to family and home”?. ? ? Now day’? s ? women of this ? present era ? highly disregard such a claim. With what society ? claim to be ? a “proper social standing for women”. Betty Friedan was one woman who “resented the wide A great difference between the idealized image society held of them as housewives and mothers and the realities of their daily routines”). She seemingly questioned her motives and wonder about ? her purpose as a woman, if being a housewife was ? ll their is to , ? was being a house wife something she was destined to live, why did she want more out of life? ? Growing up in a single parent household in New York, My mother was a housewife similar to the ones in the reading until my father gotten incarcerated and she was forced to go out into the working field and find a steady job while she attended school to find a better career down the line.
Prior to my father going into prison she was well taken care of and her only responsibilities were to tend to me and my siblings and make sure the partment was always clean and spotless and food was always on the stove as I recall, and there was nothing at all subservient or downtrodden about her, nor about her friends Honestly, today’s women from my prospective seem to me to be alot more downtrodden than the women of my mother’s generation. they are all expected to work for a living, and to do almost all of the housework, childcare, etc as well. Nowadays, In this era women no longer view themselves as merely an house wife. They view that they should have careers.
Women of this generation feel that instead of simply staying home cooking and cleaning they to should be in the workforce. This trend, in my eyes, might be the result of the improvement to women’? s status in the society ,the fact that the society has recognized their importance. They should have the same rights as men in job hunting and fulfilling their desire to succeed. Despite women running multimillion dollar corporations, state and local governments, and of course run for president. ven though women in society has come a long way from the 1950s inequality in the work field still exist Hillary Clinton says “The glass ceiling now has 18 million cracks in it, the glass ceiling still exists. ” For example, the ratio of women’? s to men’? s weekly earnings was 79. 9 in 2008, which the points out is the third consecutive year of decline since reaching a height of 81. 0 percent in 2005. In other words, when it comes to equal pay, things aren’t getting better.