The Kitchen God's Wife
Feminism And Gender Equality In The 1990's
the rights and status of women have improved considerably in the
century; however, gender equality has recently been threatened
within the last decade.
Blatantly sexist laws and practices are
slowly being eliminated while social perceptions of
continue to stagnate and even degrade back to traditional ideals.
these social perceptions that challenge the evolution of
women as equal on all levels. In
this study, I will argue that
subtle and blatant sexism continues to exist throughout
economic, professional and legal arenas.
Women who carefully
follow their expected roles may never recognize sexism as
force in their life. I find many parallels between women's experiences
nineties with Betty Friedan's, in her essay: The Way We
Were - 1949. She dealt with a
society that expected women to fulfill
certain roles. Those roles completely disregarded
the needs of
educated and motivated business women and scientific women. Actually,
subtle message that society gave was that the educated woman
was actually selfish and
I remember in particular the
searing effect on me, who once intended
to be a psychologist, of
a story in McCall's in December 1949 called
"A Weekend with Daddy."
A little girl who lives a lonely life with
her mother, divorced,
an intellectual know-it-all psychologist, goes
to the country to
spend a weekend with her father and his new wife,
who is wholesome,
happy, and a good cook and gardener. And there is
love and laughter
and growing flowers and hot clams and a gourmet
cheese omelet and
square dancing, and she doesn't want to go home.
But, pitying her
poor mother typing away all by herself in the
she keeps her guilty secret that from now on she
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