Friday, July 3, 2009

Killing us softly

Women. The portrayal of women in society has changed over the years. However, in reality, starting with the early creation of Adam and Eve to the present day depiciton of women, has our role changed entirely? More importantly, has it changed for the better?

Our roles have changed drastically from the 1600s. Women were never really recognized because history itself was a story written by man. It's quite ironical, isn't it? It's history (his story) and never her story. Society has created an image to which women have adapted to and generation after generation, this image has been passed. This image was not one that portrayed a strong independent women, but a weak , dependent one. Men fail to admit that women have the potential. Women possess the same potential or perhaps even more perseverance and dedication than men? Is this the reason why men have never accredited women? Without women like Susan B. Anthony, Mother Teresa, Harriet Tubman, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Dorothea Dix, and FDR's wife Eleanor Roosevelt, will life be the same way it is today?

Until the 1920s, women had no say in the democratic government. Who is to blame for this view? Men? Society? Or women themselves? Many critics can argue that our roles have indeed changed. Co-ed schools, co-ed sports, and even in an economical perspective, women have indeed gained jobs..but is the change enough? Has society come to accept equality between the sexes?


P.S. I know I haven't blogged in a while...I might be slightly rusty with my language and tone but my thoughts keep rolling........

~ Heart

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