Woman doing the washing up, 1948.. Photograph. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. quest.eb.com/search/102_529078/1/102_529078/cite. Accessed 2 Mar 2017.
How Were Women and Men treated Differently?
Women and men were treated differently in the Elizabethan society. In the book "Women in the Renaissance" by Karen Raber, "The male principle active, formative, imperfect, in the female, passive, material, and deprived" (Hickerson, 67). Women were defined by age while men were defined by social position and occupation (King 2).
Who Looked after Women and why?
Fathers, husbands and/or churches were in control of women. This is because they had little power, they were expected to be wives and to take care of their children (Grant, Amy and Levin 1 & 2).
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What Jobs could Women have and not have?
When it comes to jobs, women didn't have much of a choice. They were expected to be wives, take care of the house and children. At a young age, they were taught to take care of the house. They were also taught spinning, weaving, and embroidering clothes (King 3). Only some women worked as painters, composers, and printers (Wiesner-Hanks 3). Jobs that women could not have were barrelmaker and merchant (King 1).
Women weaving the carpet for westminster Abbey and the coronation. . Photograph. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. quest.eb.com/search/172_412245/1/172_412245/cite. Accessed 2 Mar 2017.
What Rights did Women not have that They have Today?
In Elizabethan England women weren't free to do a lot. In the article, "Power, Politics, and Women in the Renaissance¨ by Amy Grant and Carole Levin, ¨...most women could not own property, attend university, or defend their rights in court" (Grant & Levin 1). Today women can go to school and have any job they want. Women are able to own property and women and be lawyers in court.
ENGLISH WOMEN. - An English lady and country woman at the time of Queen Elizabeth I. Line engraving, 19th century.. Fine Art. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. quest.eb.com/search/140_1664734/1/140_1664734/cite. Accessed 2 Mar 2017.
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Wiesner-Hanks, Merry E. "Work and Women in the Renaissance." World History: The Modern Era, ABC-CLIO, 2017, worldhistory.abc-clio.com/Search/Display/1296310. Accessed 2 Mar. 2017.