Flashcards in Position of Women Deck (16)
When did women acquire inheritance?
When did women earn the right to control their own wealth?
Prior to ... , the role of women was entirely subservient to men
the start of industrialisation in the nineteenth century
Although Norwegian women received a modicum of education ...
the possibility for being independent was remote
When did Norwegian women win the right to vote?
1913, 15 years after men
How much did errand boys earn a year compared to a maid?
errand boys: 290 kroner
maids: 150 kroner
When were women given access to higher education?
When were unmarried women granted legal capacity at 21?
When were married women granted legal capacity?
Who said: "Whatever have been the cares of the day, greet your husband with a
smile when he returns. Make your personal appearance just as
beautiful as possible. Let him enter rooms so attractive and sunny that the same, shall attract him back."
Thomas E Hill in Manual of Social and Business Forms, 1881
Who said: 'seeming the perfect bourgeois wife'
'the relationship between Helmer and Nora rests upon his paternalism and her childlike qualities'
Worrall, Introduction to A Doll's House
Who said: ‘women’s culture was undermined by ‘The Great Change’, which began in
Norway in the middle of the 1800s . . . Industrialisation changed the
household from a unit of production to a unit of consumption.’
Harriet Clayhills and Elisabeth Helsing, 'Our Foremothers - Culture and Work'
'Helmer is ‘a walking encyclopaedia of bourgeois virtues.' '
Who wrote 'The Angel in the House'?
Coventry Patmore, 1854
What is the poem about?
the sanctity of married love, setting forth and praising the virtues that composed an ideal wife (for Patmore), including passivity, self-sacrifice, self-effacement, obedience)