Our Mental Facilities 1800's project

February 21, 2014

Womens rights in the asylum and out of the asylum.

Filed under: Uncategorized —— Adams, Chloe @ 11:07 am

In the early 1800’s women had very little rights, they could not vote, or own property, women were actually considered property.  So when they got married or was a child there farther or husband could do what ever to them so that also has a big impact on how and why they were put into the asylum. “Women were expected to restrict their sphere of  interest to the home and the family. Women were not encouraged to obtain a real education or pursue a professional career. After marriage, women did not have the right to own their own property, keep their own wages, or sign a contract.” (1) So women did not have the choice of going to the asylums or not, it was there farther or husbands idea to put them in to the asylum.(1) (Chloes point of view) I think that women should of had more rights, but also if women had more rights then we would not of had as much of this problem of husbands and fathers putting the wives and children in to the asylum with out valid reason.

"Female Asylum Patients." Cantonasylumforinsaneindians.com/history_blog/tag/alienists. N.p., 3 May 2012. Web. 21 Feb. 2014.

“Female Asylum Patients.” Cantonasylumforinsaneindians.com/history_blog/tag/alienists. N.p., 3 May 2012. Web. 21 Feb. 2014.

 

(1)”Rights For Women: The Suffrage Movement and Its Leaders.” Http://www.nwhm.org/online-exhibits/rightsforwomen/introduction.html. National Women’s History Museum, 2007. Web. 21 Feb. 2014.

 

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