Career Choices for Women in Today's Society Essay
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Career Choices for Women in Today's Society
Today's woman faces a myriad of opportunities. Will she climb the "career ladder" and reach for the same goals that were reserved only for men just a decade ago? Will she choose to stay home, raise her children, and care entirely for the needs of her husband and family? Or will she try to do both? For some women, the decision is simple. They feel that the woman's place is in the home, and would never even consider having a job away from the family. For others, the decision is complicated and they may have no choice but to work. This may be due to being a single mom or having a disabled husband. In order for the decision, "to work or not to work," to be a truly successful decision…show more content…
What most people refer to as "work" usually means employment outside of the home (Tchividjian 73). Today it is quite normal for both the husband and the wife to work. But, some say that if they both work, there will be competition between the spouses. It may lead to judgments about which one is more successful (Vannoy and Philliber 388). "For millions of women, going to work is or soon may be an economic necessity. With inflation devouring the family's budget at a terrifying rate, husbands and wives across the country and in the all Western world are facing the harsh reality that one income is simply not enough" (Moster 21).
A working woman's ideas about being a stay-at-home mom will change dramatically after she quits her job. In the world of business, goals are easily measured and achieved. When a woman becomes a stay-at-home mom after being in the business world, she will find that her goals are not easily measured. Now, she must set long term goals, such as raising a child. She will have many expectations about her new job as a stay-at-home mom; and it will take a while for her to slow down the pace of her expectations without feeling like she is not accomplishing anything. She will also find that the "bliss" of motherhood that she was expecting is a lot more complicated and stressful than she imagined.
During the first few months, the mother will be teaching the baby that she loves him/her and that the baby can trust her to meet his/her needs for
Show MoreThe 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