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Separate Spheres

Separate spheres was a terminology used to define the different worlds that characterized both men and women. Women belonged to a sphere that comprised of the church, home, and social visits. On the other hand, men belonged to a sphere that characterized them being in the public and especially in the world of politics and commerce. The separate spheres became very much pronounced within the middle class in small cities and towns. This ideology began in the 18th century and lasted through to the 19th century. It became distinct in the industrial revolution era but it can be traced back…

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