how did society in the 1950s treat women with unconventional jobs?

such a writer or poet? espically if they were not married? i.e. sylvia plath yeah, sylvia plath put her head in an oven because she knew she would never be satisfied with her 'perfect' life and the only way to deal with it was to kill her self. there is no escaping the pressures of society.

Asked By: lins - 6/1/2008
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There were plenty of succesful women writers in the fifties, it would not have been considered an unusual occupation for a woman. Succesful and critically admired women writers included, Iris Murdoch, Doris Lessing, Mary McCarthy, Carson McCullers, Rose Macaulay, Patricia Highsmith,Pearl Buck (who won a Pulitzer prize... More
Answered By: Louise C - 6/2/2008
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they were considered usleess unless they were married before to a rich man
Answered By: ~YAYA~ - 6/1/2008
Answered By: raz - 6/1/2008
like outcasts and strange as in those days women were expected to rely on a man for income, if i women had a high class job she was considered undesirable and not sort after by men
Answered By: rebecca k - 6/1/2008
Many were labeled as "lesbians", Communists, mindless bimbos, or mentally unstable. Sad, huh?
Answered By: Wild Honey - 6/1/2008
A female physician would only have female and some children as patients. Also there were many women would not trust a female doctor to do the job right, because that's how the women in those days were brainwashed/indoctrinated. Men would largely stay away from professional females, because they were doing "a man's job... More
Answered By: HSB - 6/1/2008
Well, in American society, I don't think they were treated well. There is one famous female writer in the 50s that I know of. Betty Friedan wrote 'The Feminine Mystique' which questioned the contentment of women as housewives. In the decade before, they were industrial workers (popularized by posters of 'Rosie the... More
Answered By: attacknath - 6/1/2008
Men presumed it was their role to decide the role of women... More
Answered By: clvr1001 - 6/1/2008
Like a professional writer? Pick a woman journalist from that era and follow her career path. Here's but one... More
Answered By: Shhhh! - 6/1/2008
As freaks -- sometimes as men; sometimes as whores... More
Answered By: tehabwa - 6/1/2008
You have to remember that during the Second World War, thousands of women held "unconventional" jobs. When men came back from war, it was expected that women would get married and stay home and give those jobs "back" to the men. Just to make sure they did just that, they were fired or let go due to "veteran's... More
Answered By: TLS - 6/2/2008
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