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The Business of Being a Woman

Ida M. Tarbell

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How were women's roles changing in the 1900's? Ida Tarbell explores this in a well written, witty and insightful series of essays. "The object of this little volume is to call attention to a certain distrust, which the author feels in the modern woman, of the significance and dignity of the work laid upon her by Nature and by society. Its ideas are the result of a long, if somewhat desultory, observation of the professional, political, and domestic activities of women in this country and in France. These observations have led to certain definite opinions as to those phases of the woman question most in need of emphasis to-day." This book contains, as a footnote, a Declaration of Sentiments which begins 'We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal...' and continues on. A wonderful declaration of the equality of the sexes in many things. This will be a separate section of this project since I think it is excellent in style and sentiment

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. . ., will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they were accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their duty to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security. Such has been the patient sufferance of the women under this government, and such is now the necessity which constrains them to demand the equal station to which they are entitled.

The history of mankind is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations on the part of man towards woman, having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over her. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world.

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I read this book for a paper I wrote for my women’s history class and I think it was one of the most enlightening books on the traditional roles women played in building and maintaining civilization. Her book aimed to respond to the suffragist and feminist pressures of the time, which made her and o

Synopsis: women don't belong in the kitchen, but they do! as society needs them to hone the education and cultivate the social skills of the future generation (and men apparently don't. cause they are men, of course. Why would men involve themselves in the education of THEIR childern, right? LOL. On

Felt like a book my grandmother would give me with no explanation of why I should read it.

A lot has change through history as well as women’s rights.

I found some thoughtful quotes. Being someone who works in sustainable fashion, I did enjoy the chapter about clothing and “why” women spend money on

I stumbled across this book by chance not knowing what it was about nor anything about the author. At the start I was generally surprised as it felt like a feminist book, with some misguided misogyny, but still earnest in the wish for more women’s rights. The further I got, however, the more the boo

I definitely don't agree with everything mentioned in this book, but it brings up some good points. It gives dignity to wives who become mothers and manage their homes well. We learn how men and women can be equal even though they are different and have very different strengths and weaknesses. It al

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