Women's Roles Now and What They Were in the Past in Uzbekistan

Topics: Woman, Wife, Family Pages: 2 (689 words) Published: October 8, 1999
"Women's roles now and what they were in the past"

Women's roles are not the same in different cultures. Most important is that women

in my country, Uzbekistan, where the population of Muslim people were from 50 % up to 70 %, made the big progress in eighty years. From that time women started to become more free in education, marriage, and fashion than they used to be eighty years ago.

The education has also changed since the 1910s. In the 1910s girls had separate schools from boys, and they could only get education in middle-schools not going anywhere further in level of study. A lot of girls couldn't attend the schools at all. In the history books says that each class had about five to ten girls, half of the girls stayed at home with their family or grandparents. Now we have a lot of schools and they are not separated. Today all Muslim girls and boys go to same schools together with all other students. They also can go farther in level of study. A lot of Muslim girls and women go to university after High School and earning degrees and becoming scientists, writers, musicians, teachers and simply excellent mothers. It is a really big change for women. I think I know why they did this changes, its because they wanted to be more educated and be equal to men.

Marriage has also changed a lot. Eighty years ago women had to stay at home and do the house work. A woman couldn't see any men except her father or brother until she get married. She also could not see her husband before the marriage ceremony. Woman was very quiet and obedient to her husband, she couldn't participate in man's conversation, and she had to do what the husband says. Her father and mother did all choices about marriage. The girl or bride could not have any choices and could not do anything about it. Also eighty years ago girls used to get married when they were ten or thirteen years old, its it because that time in there was no limit of getting married in...
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