Essay On Women Place In Society

The Changing Role of Women in Society

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The Changing Role of Women in Society

A women's role has changed tremendously and is making its greatest impact in our society today. Many years ago, women's contribution to society was limited and controlled by men. Women are standing tall and are playing a major role in many important areas. Women's role has changed at an accelerating rate and have part in areas such as Politics, Professional Training Jobs, Medicine,Business and Law. Formerly they were not part of any political matter, but they have advanced in many aspects. For example, women have attained power and have been growing in political office.

Women's impact is simply due to the fact that they are now educating themselves. They are now concerned with the improvement…show more content…

The women's rights movement is a good example of how women have come across very strongly, fighting for their political, social and economical status. I feel that technology and modernization have also opened new possibilities for improvement around the world.

It is interesting how women's role has changed in society from generation to generation. For example, I have managed to graduate from college and accomplished things my mother was not able to do in her generation. My mother was very unfortunate, she only completed the third grade because her parents insisted that she did not need an education and that she should instead get a job. As a woman it was hard for me to attend college without my fathers support. My father is old fashion and felt that I as a woman did not need an education. I felt there was a need for me to get and education to be successful in life. In a speech title "Ain't I a Woman", Sojourner Truth gave before the Women's Right Convention in Akron, Ohio, in 1851, a very powerful sheech about women's rights. She argued," I have ploughed and planted and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain't I a woman. I could work as much and eat as much as a man-when I could get it- and bear the lash as well! And ain't I a woman?". I agree with Truth's argument that perhaps society and tradition has been the main factor that has shaped peoples mind to believe that women were not capable of doing the same jobs as men. The fact is that women were and

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The position and status of women in society has been changing from time to time.  In Vedic India, woman was considered to be a goddess.   No religious or social function was considered to be auspicious where woman was not present.  She was called the “Ardhangini’ (the better half) of man. She had a fairly high status in society.  That is why in the nomenclature of couples, the name of the woman was always put before the name of man, for example, Sita-Ram, Radhey-Sham, etc.  When Sita was in exile, Lord Rama had to get a golden statue of Sita built for the Yajan he performed.  All this shows the high esteem in which women were held in ancient India.

                With the advent of Muslims in India, the position of women received a set- back.  They had to go behind the veil.  The British rulers, too, did not take any concrete steps to improve the status of women.  It was only with the dawn of freedom that the position and status of women took a turn for the better.  Our national leaders started working for the emanicipation of women.  They were given their rightful place in all spheres of life.  Discrimination on the basis of sex became a matter of the past.

                As a result of all this, the woman broke out of the four walls of her house and started marching ahead in life.  She joined the worldwide phenomenon of women.  Today, the eve is certainly on the march.  In fact, she has left man far behind in many fields.  We have women legislators, women ministers, ambassadors, doctors, lawyers, teachers and officers.  With the encouragement of co-education, modern girls have thrown off old complexes and they are marching shoulder to shoulder with boys in every field of life.

                A modern girl is conscious of her position and importance in the society.  She is no longer a dumb cow of the society. She competes with boys and ever sphere of life.  She is full of self-confidence.  She is an ambitious as the boys and wants to become a problem for the poor parents.  A girl born to poor parents does not cut down her needs.  She, too wants to enjoy  life like her rich friends.

                A woman in olden days had to depend upon her parents, her husband or her sons for the whole of her life.  But the modern even is as free as  a bird.  She no longer depends on others.  Education has raised her status.  She is keen on becoming self-supporting. She likes to enter some profession.  It does not mean that she wants to remain alone or unmarried.  She longs to have respectable status.  She does not like to be a dumb driven cattle.

                Freedom is good but too much of freedom is bad.  The modern girl should not employment westernize  “ herself.  She should copy only the best of the West without losing the best of the East.  She should not forget the glorious traditions of the Indian women.  Nobody, would like to keep her confined freedom wrongly.

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July 30, 2015evirtualguru_ajaygour10th Class, 9th Class, Class 12, English (Sr. Secondary), English 12, Languages7 CommentsEnglish 10, English 12, English Essay Class 10 & 12, English Essay Graduation

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