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Amelia Earhart Women Role Investigation

  • Course: World History
  • School: International School of Beijing
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Amelia Earhart: Role in Woman Status
Amelia Earhart was born on July 24, 1897 in Atchison, Kansas, and died on January 5, 1939. Earhart is an international hero and between 1930 and 1935 she set seven women distance aviation and speed records. Earhart wanted to be the first women to fly around the world. Many things that she has done were considered unladylike at that time period. She was talked bad about and unsupported; yet that didn't change her determination to accomplish and reach her dreams. The courage and difference of her later enlightened many young ladies to pursue their dreams. Through the research I’ve made a conclusion that the reasons for Amelia Earhart to be different from other women and act as a role model for many women later is due to her dissimilar experience she has growing up. During the early 20th century, women generally had fewer legal rights and career opportunities. (WIC) Traditional women often was expected to be in charge of maintaining the house clean, the food ready, the clothes washed, the children safe, the home welcoming. (4.1 Timeline…)Rarely was any woman taking on the responsibility of raising the family by working. A woman generally was like an object of her man, powerless and incapable. (Women History) Men were mostly disrespectful and controlled and limited the freedom of its women. Hardly was a woman able to standup and decide her own life. Each and every activity was categorized as whether it’s suitable for a man or a woman. By chance if a woman or man does an activity that was categorized to be for the other gender they were talked bad about. (WIC) Due to the huge contrast Amelia Earhart and typical women had, the interest she had in “unladylike” activity like flying seemed very strange. However, she didn’t care about being different and strange, instead she decides to continue and ignore the comments others make on her. (The Official Website…) The bravery of her certainly should be respected and appreciated; yet...
Amelia Earhart: Role in Woman Status
Amelia Earhart was born on July 24, 1897 in Atchison, Kansas,
and died on January 5, 1939. Earhart is an international hero and
between 1930 and 1935 she set seven women distance aviation and
speed records. Earhart wanted to be the first women to fly around
the world. Many things that she has done were considered
unladylike at that time period. She was talked bad about and
unsupported; yet that didn't change her determination to
accomplish and reach her dreams. The courage and difference of
her later enlightened many young ladies to pursue their dreams.
Through the research I’ve made a conclusion that the reasons for
Amelia Earhart to be different from other women and act as a role
model for many women later is due to her dissimilar experience she
has growing up.
During the early 20th century, women generally had fewer legal
rights and career opportunities. (WIC) Traditional women often was
expected to be in charge of maintaining the house clean, the food
ready, the clothes washed, the children safe, the home welcoming.
(4.1 Timeline…)Rarely was any woman taking on the responsibility
of raising the family by working. A woman generally was like an
object of her man, powerless and incapable. (Women History) Men
were mostly disrespectful and controlled and limited the freedom of
its women. Hardly was a woman able to standup and decide her own
life. Each and every activity was categorized as whether it’s suitable
for a man or a woman. By chance if a woman or man does an