By M.D. Bialeschki
A starting to be physique of women's experiences literature and relaxation literature exists. This exact e-book brings jointly those components in a manner that enables the reader to view women's rest from a number of views supporting to supply possibilities for equality, integrity and freedom of selection inside of rest.
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These early suffrage and feminist movements did much to promote and advance opportunities for women’s leisure. Most women were aware that they had virtually no rights that extended beyond the care of their homes and families. It became apparent that while women had few legal rights, they certainly had fewer leisure rights. While leisure rights were not a primary focus of the major women’s organizations, most of the groups did give some attention to the leisure needs of women, particularly for physical activity.
Regardless of whether women worked for pay because of choice or necessity, or whether they worked without pay in the home, leisure as defined by the patriarchy was not seen as the right of most women. Thus, women sought ways to create social change and legitimize their free time. The Interaction of Women’s Leisure and Social Reform Movements All over the world, the emergence of social movements, such as the woman’s rights movement, was dependent on a class of educated women with free time and leisure (Lerner, 1979).
The YWCA encouraged improved physical health to help young women withstand the rigors of factory A Historical Perspective 37 and shop work. By 1916 some 65,000 women were enrolled in gymnasium classes and more than 32,000 entered swim programs (Welch & Lerch, 1981). Perhaps one of the single most important activities that encouraged the growth of women sport enthusiasts was the popularity of bicycle riding. Where roads and nerve permitted, the old, high bicycle gained its advocates. With the velocipede and tricycle even more women were able to bike.