Yesterday and today Audio history illustrates changing times Image: Edith Croak, Class ofdescribes why she came to the University of Michigan when an education was only part of her reason: She was a woman of ability. She had quite a responsible position when she became engaged and got married.
Audio history illustrates changing times Image: Edith Croak, Class ofdescribes why she came to the University of Michigan when an education was only part of her reason: She was a woman of ability.
She had quite a responsible position when she became engaged and got married. They discussed activities at the Michigan League, living arrangements, social life on campus, interest in national and world events, and the benefits of a U-M education.
Changes Then… Lorene Wagar, Class of You had to go in with an escort, and you had to go in the side door. What did you think about that? Well, those were the rules.
Aileen Schulze, Class of Well, we had to sign in and out. We had to act like ladies laughter.
How did you feel about those rules? Did it ever occur to you that… Aileen: Share your thoughts and memories in the comments section below. Edith Croak, Class of It was rather subtle, almost invisible. No one in my graduating class laughterso far as I know, aspired to be anything other than a teacher or a nurse or a secretary.
It was just so different then. I just always thought of myself as being a nurse. No one had suggested any differently. Susan Johnson, Class of He thought that whatever I did I should get a degree in education because that was something that would be good for a woman.
What do you think you are going to do with chemistry as your major? But I know a lot of women who are capable to be the best in math, to be the best in the life sciences and the health sciences.
Rhonda Jack, a chemical engineering doctoral student and Sunitha Nagrath, associate professor of chemical engineering, discuss results from a cancer cell detection device. It always feels uncomfortable. I think [we need more] women of color, queer women, women who are not Christian, women who are immigrants.
There are some women that I look up to in different departments, that are the heads of departments. OK, I can be a professional like you one day, I can be a learner like you one day, because I can see them. It was pretty much a pattern in those days.
Suzanne Meyer, Class of I always had jobs but I never had a career. He was furious when he found out I was going to graduate in February. So, I guess I planned to use my degree — and I did off and on, and then later in life.
Dorothy, you married on graduation day.Throughout history women have lived a life of depending on men to take care of them and have carried the stigma of being known as the weaker sex. Things have changed for the better since the s when Stephen Crane wrote his book Maggie: A Girl of the Streets.
There are many women whose voice played a powerful rule in defining how women today view themselves in contrast with images of the past. Betty Friedan is one such voice who was able to just that. Sign in now to see your channels and recommendations! Sign in. Watch Queue Queue. Women are better off today, but still far from being equal with men Things have certainly improved for women, but at the top of both industry and .
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