- Traditional and modern society
Thesis: family values have changed during the past three decades in terms of equal rights for women in
the workforce, however, our society still has a long way to go before family values truly revolutionize.
nuclear family; needs of the family override individual needs
men go to work, they are the soul providers for the family
physical labour was done by them
women have to take care of the children and any housework
women are expected to bare children
women were expected to be the caregiver and were seen best to raise them
women not to be working outside of family duties (no job/career)
o underlying patriarchal ideology that women are stupid
role of the mother was romanized ; idealized to becoming the loving mother and social butterfly
Her job as a wife includes providing sexual and psychological needs for her husband.
Man and woman are equal in power where woman could make decision too
Man and woman could have same education level and freedom of speech
Man and woman could perform the same job
There are more respect for woman
women's rights movement
However the dynamics in family life have not changed:
While women do now work and have "careers" they are also expected to be the caregiver, as in
take care of their children AND work.
There is always an imbalance between women and work;
o if a women works too hard and pays more attention to her work than her kids she is a
o on the flip side, if she puts her kids first, and her job second she is seen as irrational,
emotional and unfit for the working world;
There's a notion that mother's cannot be businessmen because of this; belief
that they will put their kids before their work ; and men wouldn't do the same.
Rape culture is still very much alive and present; it is still seen as the women's fault for getting