What was the Social, Political and Legal Position of Women in 1890s?

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What was expected of a man to take care of in the 1890s?
Business and Trade, Money and finance, Politics and power, Law and order.
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What was expected of a woman to take care of in the 1890s?
Household, Cleaning, Cooking and Care of Children.
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Examples of the social status of women during the 1800s?
Before 1870 most working-class didn't go to school/ Wives were often treated with violence and assaulted by husbands/ Women could not be professionals e.g. doctors/ Married women were not expected to work/ Expected to live up to "The Perfect Being".
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What was "The Perfect Being"?
Beautiful, Demure, Loving and Intelligent.
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What was the political status of women during the 1800s?
Women could not vote. They could not decide who would best represent their interests at Parliament, and therefore take steps to improve their rights and their quality of life.
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What was the Legal status of women during the 1800s?
When they married all of their property went to their husbands; even they became their husbands property. Women could not start divorce proceedings.
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How was Queen Victoria the "Ideal" Woman?
When she became Queen she was almost forced to be married (a woman needs a man by her side)/ She had 9 children (Motherly role/Centered on family)/ When Albert died Victoria retreated (Expected of women when their husbands died)
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