How Women Used To Be Represented

From the 1880s to the 1910s

The Hasty Lunch

This picture shows that the women in the front without husbands or children are wearing more laid back clothing/bathing suits and seem to just be having fun while the women with husbands/children are wearing fancy dresses and seem to be expected to act and look more prestigious.

Women wanted to have the right to vote

Women didn't get the right to vote until the 1920s, which meant that the women in this time period never got to experience voting and they thought that this was unfair. They mainly wanted this right for reasons that are alcohol related, they wanted to be able to divorce their alcoholic or drunken husbands if they wanted, close or regulate saloons, have their husbands arrested if they abuse them, etc.
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It was harder for women to get a full education like we do today

Some people thought that women didn't need a thorough education, meaning that their husbands/the men wanted them to learn but not as much as we get to today. One of the reasons they got to learn as little or as much as they did is to teach their sons, under the assumption that their sons would grow up to become successful in the future.

Women were expected to be submissive to their husbands

They weren't expected to argue, peacefully disagree, or anything like that. They were expected to cook, clean, and do whatever their husbands wanted them to do without protest. This is the way the woman in The Yellow Wallpaper was expected to act as well. The men preferred it this way for obvious reasons and tried to keep it this way for as long as they could.
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