The Changing Roles of Women

By: Nikky Carr

Changing Roles for Women

Women who were married were expected to stay at home and work for their families. Most upper class women gave most of there time to churches and charity work. if you weren't married then you were likely to work outside the house.

Most girls would only go to school until around grade five, then they would work with in there home and farm.

Working Women

The majority of women in paid employment worked in the homes of the well-to-do. some other working women worked in factories and Mills. If you were to work in factories there is one big advantage over house work. women who worked had set hours, had more personal freedom, and they could live independently.
Before electricity, running water and indoor plumbing, women spent long, hard hours raising kids, cooking, making mending clothing and doing the laundry.

Money for women

Women who worked in factories wages were about half of what a man would get. Getting paid that little could not support a family as a single mother. Single women usually lived with their parents, what ever that women would make they would just put it towards the family fund.

Dr Emily Howard Stowe

Dr Emily Howard Stowe's husband John Stowe was sick so she was the first women to go into medical. No Canadian college would accept a woman student, so she enrolled at the New York Medical College for Women and wen she graduation in 1867 she set up a practice in Toronto. She was the first Canadian woman to practice medicine in Canada, although she was not licensed until 1880. before she became a licensed doctor she was a teacher.
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