Mizzou WGST 3570 - Women in Empire (4 pages)

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Wgst 3570 - European Women in the 19th Century

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10 30 2014 Women in Empire General Observations Race Gender and Women s standing in the Colonies The nation is in the hands of the mother The nation cannot advance without the hands of the mother Teaching obedience discipline daily Bible reading Imperialism played an important part of domesticity Women in the empire eroded public and private sphere Wives Missionaries Settlers White women are pushed up No matter the size of their brain and pelvis they were superior to non European women Algerian most racist of colonists there Indian were less racist European kept power by holding up racist ideology Gender is at the center of colonial control Gender is always classed and raced Women in the Colonies 10 30 2014 Race and sex as means of social gender control White men should take indigenous servants or lovers Women were cultural entrance in the world you live in Could explain customs and language Kept white imperial men safe o Taking concubine better Local women were useful guides to the mysteries of society Taking in non British women ended in 1910 Men signed contracts saying that they would not marry while they were overseas Those who were superior have some kind of characteristics Men are sexual and cannot control their passions Women are sexual as well Myth of the Black Peril If white women entered the colony native men would not be able to control themselves and go crazy Native men would get punished with them White women treat them like their servants back home and dressed to modest Black Peril native people are children that can t control their passions o Make European women as public others African men could only wear short pants White women would see them as shorts Mothers cared for sick workers and their children o Government didn t want white women coming in but accepted it by saying they could be mothers White women were seen as instigators of political disorder and offered stability o In order to offer stability they needed to be desexualized Children of



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