Women, for example, were less likely to carry weapons or tools, or to spend time in alehouses, so they were less likely to become involved in spontaneous fights, and when they did they rarely had a lethal weapon to hand. In real life, social censure was so grave that many single mothers handed their babies to the Foundling Hospital or in desperation committed infanticide. We have launched a new website and are reviewing this page. Particularly among the poor, men and women were forced to do whatever was necessary in order to survive, both in unpaid work such as housework and childcare, and in employment for financial gain such as street selling pictured and some aspects of weaving. In gender studies began to be felt at once the lack of attention devoted to the development and differentiation of various forms of masculinity.
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Masculinity and Men´s History
For this cause are protected by secure access. Ideas about gender difference were derived from classical thought, Christian ideology, and contemporary science and medicine. In effect, such women suffered for transgressing their expected gender roles. The picture is occluded however by the variety of attitudes that exist at any given time, and by individuals' undoubted reticence, so that information on actual experience is often inferred from demographic and divorce court records. Expectations of male and female conduct derived from these perceived virtues and weaknesses.