Women’s Rights and Roles 1815-1848. By Connor Binford and Leah Rose. Cult of Domesticity The Ideal Woman. The Cult of Domesticity was the idea that “a woman’s place was in the home and on a pedestal” (Brands 324).
PowerPoint Slideshow about ' Women’s Rights and Roles 1815-1848' - aden
An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation
Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.
The cause of the Cult of Domesticity was the growing division between the lives of the middle-class men and women. Now that economic activity no longer centered on the home, but on other places, such as factories, Women created their own sphere of influence i.e. the home.
The Cult of Domesticity did not apply to all women. Lower-class women may not have had enough time to pursue such a perfect household.
On the other hand, this ideal inspired efforts to expand their sphere onto the world of men. These ideas could be seen in the crusades to stop intemperance, gambling, and sexual vice.
Due to the Industrial Revolution, many new unskilled job opportunities, and inventions were created.
Unskilled labor and people to operate the new machinery were needed, and women filled this void.
The Lowell “mill girls” was the name for the female textile workers in Lowell, Massachusetts. ¾ of workers at the mill at the time were women (very unusual in society).They were the perfect example of the increasing amount of working class women. They participated in labor unions and strikes, showing women beginning to fight for their rights.
Four cardinal values of True Womanhood are piety, purity, submissiveness, and domesticity.
Religion was the “core of women’s virtues” Given to women by a divine right and for a reason
"the vestal flame of piety, lightened up by Heaven in the breast of woman" would throw its beams into the naughty world of men. So far would the candle power reach that the "Universe might be enlightened, improved, and harmonized by Woman...."bringing the world back "from its revolt and sin...”
The right to love whom others scorn The right to comfort and to mourn. The right to shed new joy on earth. The right to feel the souls high worth. Such women’s rights, and God will bless And crown their champions with success...