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Wollstonecraft’s Romantic Plight: to Render Women More Equal to Men

In the late 18th century, the rise of industrialization led to an increasingly unbalanced division of powers between the privileged and less privileged social classes. Agriculture no longer dominated the British economy, and masses were forced to abandon their country homes in search of city jobs. The impersonal nature of the new employer/employee relationships spawned Read More

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Evaluate the progress made by women in the area of legal rights, 1815-1928.

At the beginning of the nineteenth century, the rights of women were severely circumscribed, in almost every aspect, by male dominated society. Double standards were common practice in almost every level towards women, throughout Britain, as at the same time male counterparts from wealthy backgrounds were generally, allowed more political and individual rights, which were Read More

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Women’s Employment in Ireland

James Joyce’s Dubliners explores the lives of the middle-class society of the people living in Dublin during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This collection of stories starts with tales of youthful individuals and moves to stories of older Dublin citizens and their relation to culture and society. Through the course of this book, Read More

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Women of the Renaissance

The definition of the Renaissance is usually confined to literary and religious spheres of society, however there were strong cultural impacts that forever altered the role of women in developing civilizations. In the Renaissance there was a growing struggle for a return to classical learning, but unlike previous philosophical movements, men were not alone in Read More

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Women and Man are Equal in Gods Eyes

The role of women is arguably a sensitive subject in today’s society. The subject becomes even more critical when the question of what is a women’s role in ministry, and are they even allowed to teach, preach and be spiritual leaders in church and in the community that they live in. In order to understand Read More

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The Ways in Which the Methods of the Suffragists and Suffragettes Were Different

The National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (NUWSS) campaigned for Women’s rights using peaceful methods. Its leader was Lydia Becker until she died in 1980. The leadership then fell to Millicent Garrett Fawcett. The NUWSS was given the nickname ‘Suffragists’ by the Daily mail. The Suffragists used, peaceful methods to try and achieve their goal Read More

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WW2: The Roles of Women

During the Second World War women took over many of the roles left unfilled by men at war. These included farm work ammunitions production and some joined the naval and air forces. Without the help of women it is highly unlikely that Britain would have won the Second World War. Women are often credited for Read More