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Anonymous asked in Social ScienceGender Studies · 4 weeks ago

Did men in the 1930s respected women more than men nowadays ?

It seems like they did, instead of cat calling or whistling they took their hats of while walking past a lady. They were holding doors open for women. They didn’t call women whores for no apparent reason as often like men do nowadays. They treated women like ladies, not sex objects. Women may had fewer rights back then but at least they were more respected by men. 

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  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    One person's "respect" is another person's infantilization. Not having rights made women more like children to be protected than full fledged citizens with agency and individual merit. In 1930 women had only had the right to vote for a decade. They couldn't get mortgages or credit. They were limited to a very narrow number of occupational fields. In short, they didn't represent any kind of "threat" to men because they weren't competing for the same jobs, competing for the same seats in universities nor even bidding on the same homes to buy, because they couldn't. So yeah, men probably did offer more surface deference back then. Doesn't mean there was any real respect going on. 

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Women were treated as cattle. Since, women had little to no rights and the only thing they could do was to get married and have children. 

  • Audrey
    Lv 5
    4 weeks ago

    Probably not. They were just brought up to be more polite and act like they did.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Been watching a lot of old movies? There have always been men who have treated women badly. And men were more sexist back then.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    No they did not. They were treated as less than and as long as they did want men wanted, all was OK. In the 30s, women barely had the right to vote (1920), let alone do anything else except what men wanted. 

  • 4 weeks ago

    The 1930's was a time when women behaved like women.

    During those times, women respected their husbands as the head of the house.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Back then, respect was much more common than it is now.

    Now, on the opposite side of that observation - Women are partially to blame for the death of male chivalry.  (chivalry is what it is called when a man does respectful things for a woman - like opening doors and pulling out chairs).Women want to be viewed as equals and don't want anything from a man that they can do for themselves.  Men can't open doors for women because the woman might be offended by the act.  

  • 4 weeks ago

    None of that means there was no catcalling; catcalling has been going on for a very long time. Yet, society was stricter  back then and not so lax. And yes, the occasional jeer, taunt catcall was present. 

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Yes they did. Today’s men should learn from older men of that time. 

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