Women of the Past and Present-Day  


De'Chelle R.

Christina V.

Mr. Gallagher -A2

Due: 13 May 2011


A lovely, hard-working, traditional Indian housewife smiles along with many other housewives. 


     Although there have been many successful woman in Indian Civilization, the role of woman continue to change. Women, even with their contributions to households, continue to be deprived by the male species. Dr. Rekha Singh speaks of the Muslim culture, and explains that the only way for woman to gain complete and utter equality to men, is by economic slavery, ignorance, and illiteracy to be removed. Back then, women's only intentions were to keep households together and fulfill their husband's every need. Now woman have every intention to gain success and respect. Compared to the past, there are plenty more woman applying for high profile jobs. Society is now forced to accept the fact that woman are becoming a family's main income. Not saying that people agree with what the women of India do, but now, woman finally have some say in what goes on. For example, Rakhi Sawant writes about how women's input into work have become equal to the input of men in the same profession, sometimes. The number of women lawyers and doctors continue to increase. Rapid change in culture, society, and civilization continue to take place. We decided to choose this topic because we don't think that women are acknowledged enough in the Indian society. Typical women are seen as servants of the household and inferior to men; they have no freedom.


Women working at a construction site by carrying loads of bricks and cement upon there heads. These ladies are working outside of their household lives and taking on jobs men would do in a traditional Indian society. Most likely, these women are the main source of income for their families as well.




This is an Indian doctor who does not follow the traditional ways

of staying within the household and not pursuing their dreams,

but rather follows her dreams and works with independence.




      This is a conversation between a normal housewife, Shreya, and her niece, Samantha, who's a project manager in the IT field.





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Indian Female Doctor Holding X-ray. Photograph. Inimagine, 2011. Web. 12 May 2011.