In this video we see John Green talk about the evolution of Women's rights over time, and the role women played in shaping American history. He explains the "Domesticity Cult" which facilitated the transition between women doing the jobs, and women providing for men who do the jobs. It became common place after the war for women to stay at home at do domestic jobs like cook and clean. This video goes on to prove the point in the book of how even a slight change in mindset can make lasting social change. In the book when the main character sees a group of girls dressed the same way she used to dress she immediately thought of them as wrong. As we see with women in the 19th century, many of them actually believed that their only job was to be in the house and serve their husbands. He reads a letter encouraging women to stay away from career lives and to serve their husbands to the best of their abilities. He reveals after reading that this letter was written by a woman who fully believed in what she's saying. This shows the point that the book was making with the "aunts"of how subjugation of a group requires participation of at least a couple members of the group. Women participated in their own demise because they believed or were told to believe that their sole purpose was for men. Its because of this that they are still struggling to reach full equality
Although the views expressed in this video are rather extreme, it serves the purpose of showing how in certain religions there is a basis for discrimination. I am in no means implying that all religious people interpret the bible in this way, but this video does prove that there is room in religion for this interpretation. As we saw in The Handmaids Tale, they used religion as the justification for the subjugation of women. This video shows how even in todays society there are people who use the bible to place men above of women. As we see in history, oppression and conquering often come on a vehicle of religion. This video also shows how the view has changed overtime, as the person who made this video is a man who clearly disagrees with this list. The ideas expressed, which were once commonplace, are now mocked by many. This shows how overtime women have been gaining more rights and more recognition but their autonomy still isn't fully recognized by all
In this video we see how the brand "Always" is inspiring girls to work to the best of their ability and redefine stereotypes. The video starts by asking several guys and girls to do several activities such as run, throw a ball, fight, etc. It then asks them to do those same things "like a girl". The older guys and girls immediately do those things in a silly way. They look and act dumb and don' t do the things they're told in a way that would actually accomplish anything. Then they ask the younger girls to do something "like a girl" and we see there is no change in what they do, they haven't learned yet that "like a girl" means in a bad way. The video explains how during puberty a girl's confidence in herself and her abilities plummets. This natural thing is made infinitely worse by the stereotypes surrounding women. The brand is talking about how we should push to change the idea that being feminine is being less, that doing something "like a girl" means acting stupid. We should teach this generation of children that to be a girl is to be powerful and capable. The video asks the older girls if they want to try what they did again, and challenges them to empower and inspire the younger generation of women. This video is a perfect example of how women's rights are changing overtime, as it is a call for change and a call for action. The change we are looking for isn't necessarily a change in laws, but a change in mindset, and with campaigns like this that change can start today.