Women's Roles Then and Now

2792 words 12 pages
AUGUST 26, 2012

Women’s Role Then & Now: Script
Roles women should play in society on today ladies we will be listening to two Notable Women from the 19th century on the roles women should play in society so let’s pay close attention to these two women of yesterday and embraces what they have to say on the roles women should play in society.
Sojourner Truth: Hello ladies my name is Sojourner Truth and I have been asked to share with you about myself and the roles women should play with in society.
Well I was born as a slave as Isabella Baumfree, in Ulster County, New York, around 1787 I was one of
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I must say that the position was challenging as I grappled with a Cholera outbreak and unsanitary condition conductive to the rapid spread of the disease. I made it my mission to improve hygiene practices, significantly lowering the death rate at the hospital. The hard work took a tool on my health I barely recovered when the biggest challenge of y nursing career presented itself. In October 1853, the Crimean War broke out The British Empire was at war against the Russian Empire for control of the Ottoman Empire. Thousands of British soldiers were sent to the Black Sea, where supplies quickly dwindled. By 1854, no fewer than 18,000 soldiers had been admitted into military hospitals. At that time there were no female nurses stationed at hospitals in the Crimea. The poor reputation of past female nurses had led war office to avoid hiring more after the Battle of Alma, England was in a uproar about the neglect of their ill and injured Soldiers, who not only lacked sufficient medical attention due to hospital being horribly unsanitary and inhumane conditions. In late 1854, I received a letter from Secretary of war Sidney Herbert asking me to organize a corps of nurses to tend to sick and fallen soldiers in the Crimea. I rose to my calling and quickly assembled a team of 34 nurses from a variety of religious orders, and sailed with them to the Crimea just a few days later. In the evenings I would move through the dark hallways carrying a lamp while making my


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