How Women are Treated
"In 1930, young educated women flocked into the growing industrial cities, seeking jobs and adventure. These women soon discovered that in these large cities they could escape the control of their parents, families, churches, and communities. Free from the traditional restraints that kept women isolated in the place, in the women's sphere, these young women increasingly demanded to have the same fun, the same pleasure,a dn the same opportunities as young men."

Of Mice and Men

Curley's wife represents the oppressed group of women. The tile of the book Of Mice and Men shows how each minority, at the time the book was written, was a "mice" of "men".  "Mice" refers to the smaller minority groups that were present at the time. "Men " refers to the population as a whole. Women at that time were "mice" compared to "men". They were not treated equal even though the women's rights bill had passed. They were treated like they should stay home and not be able to talk to any other people if they were married. They could have jobs, but women not staying home was down upon. Even those who had jobs were not paid equally to men. Women as a whole were oppressed and treated like a minority for many many years and still goes on today.

Peter the Full Mouse




"What Constitutes Sex Discrimination?

The essence of sex discrimination is unequal treatment on the basis of sex. The treatment must not simply be different, but also unequal, and therefore unfair. For example, requiring women and men to use separate restrooms does not constitute sex discrimination. But it is sex discrimination to provide different working conditions, salaries, hiring, promotion or bonus criteria to women and men."

My dreamy husband...NOT!
"[Me an' Curley met at] the Riverside Dance Palace...Well, I ain't told this to nobody before. Maybe I ought'n to. I dont like Curley. He ain't a nice fella." (pg 86) He's always tryin' to start fights with folks jus' 'cause he's the boss's son. HE GETS ON MY NERVES!

Hollywood, Just a dream...

"'Nother time I met a guy, an' he was in pitchers. Went out to the Riverside Dance Palace with him. He says he was gonna put me in the movies. Says I was a natural. Soon's he got back to Hollywood he was gonna write to me about it. I never got that letter, I always thought my ol' lady stole it. Well, I wasn't gonna stay no place where I couldn't get nowhere of make something of myself, an' where they stole your letters. I ast her if she stole it, too, an' she says no. So I married Curley."  pg 86

Coulda Been
"I lived right in Salinas, come there when I was a kid. Well, a show come through, an' I met one of the actors. He says I could go with that show. But my ol' lady wouldn' let me. She says because I was on'y fifteen. But the guy says I could. If I'd went, I wouldn't be livin' like this, you bet."   Pg 85-86


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