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Women have had a rocky history throughout human history, including American history. There have always been staunch gender roles that still persist to an extent, today—sometimes in new ways and sometimes in old ways.
It was always thought that a woman’s place is at home. The private sphere was supposed to be the woman’s sphere, while the public sphere was supposed to be the man’s sphere. The man, with his strength, aggression and masculine mindset, was supposed to be the one to engage in income producing work.
The woman was supposed to be the queen of the household—the one who stays home, maintains the aesthetic quality of life for everyone, provides emotional support and gives everyone a relaxing, moral break from the chaotic, immoral world. Women were supposed to be the moral backbone of society for this reason. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: https://twitter.com/JimLarkin_ and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/jim-larkin/
This put a stigma on them that made it very difficult for them to get into certain lines of work. For example, in the 1700s and 1800s, women were barred from many types of work. Women did work, and they did take jobs, but their options were limited. This made them ever more vulnerable to poverty and desperate, dangerous circumstances.
It made them more vulnerable to succumbing to professions such as prostitution, which held a very high death rate from sexually transmitted diseases such as syphilis. The birthrate was high for women, and if you were widowed with six children and unable to provide for your family with whatever work you could get as a woman, you were in a lot of trouble.
The whole public-sphere/private-sphere gender thing is a thing that has come with every, or almost every, culture that the United States has seen. Women’s organizations have been established to take on these issues. Read more: Jim Larkin | LinkedIn
Undocumented immigrants have not had the best time in America. Because they are undocumented, they miss out on crucial services that documented citizens receive to get ahead in life. In the short term, undocumented immigrants have to weather the harsh American and Mexican deserts as they cross the border.
They come from dangerous and impoverished countries that they leave as a result of fear. Undocumented immigrants believe that these issues are human rights issues. Because they are human rights issues, undocumented immigrants have a right to receive services that American taxpayers pay for.
Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey’s breathtaking organization, the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund, serves the community with the belief that the rights of undocumented immigrants are human rights.