Tuesday, April 28, 2015

What are your thoughts on the changing family identity in the late 19th/early 20th c., with more women going to work?

I think that the family changed greatly in the late 19th early 20th century, not in a good way.

As women went to work the family dynamic changed. With both women and men supporting the family there was extra money. Women had their own money to spend on non-necessities, leading up to the Roaring 20s...etc.

As women began to spend more and more time in the workplace, they spent less time focusing on the family. They spent less time teaching and nurturing their kids. The use of unbiblical birth control pills demonstrates how women’s loyalties switched from their families to the workplace.

Women’s roles changed drastically. While they gained more freedom, this freedom was, in my opinion, used in an irresponsible way that led to chaos in the family.