Gender Roles Katelynn Palmer

Women and Men Compare and Contrast

In Women in the Renaissance by Karen Raber "The male principle active, formative, imperfect, in the female material, and deprived." Chapter 3, page 67 by Hickerson.

Who was expected to "look after" woman?

Woman in the Renaissance were looked after by fathers, husbands, and churches. In the book it states, "As a patriarchal model developed for the family, where identity depended on primarily on descent through the male line..." (King pg. 318) The Elizabethans felt this needed to be done because they had little power and were expected to raise a family and be educated.

What types of jobs could woman have?

All women learned sewing and needle work...something for which was no equivalent to boys. (Raber pg. 143) Also, women couldn't have specific jobs. Those jobs consisted of merchants, clergy, monarchs, skilled artificers and so on. (Raber pg. 143).

3 Rights that women had

Women in the Elizabethan England had less rights than what men had. Equal jobs, voice in government, and military rights. All women had to master one subject in order to do it in the future. Women in America now have the choice of what they want to do for career. (Raber pg. 163)


Raber, Karen. Cultural History of Women in the Renaissance. Place of Publication Not Identified: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016. Print.

Grendler, Paul F. Encyclopedia of the Renaissance. New York: Scribner, 1999. Print.


Created with images by Renaud Camus - "Le Jour ni l’Heure 0919 : portrait anonyme d’Anne van Weluwe, c. 1528-1561, école flamande, c. 1548, dét., The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham, Angleterre, lundi 16 avril 2012, 13:30:41"

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