Still today, media and educational system portray South Asian women as self-sacrificing, faithful to the family, and submissive to men. Sociologists such as Ann Oakley have argued that women have increasingly been taking on a dual burden: they have retained primary responsibility for household tasks while also being expected to have paid employment.
Duncombe and Marsden argue that in the 90s and the first decade of the 21st century, women have moved on from the double burden. The role of women during this time was centered on being an excellent mother and caretaker of the house.
What about girlfriends or astrologists? Trifles, takes place in the late s to early s on a Midwestern farm in a small town The 's were defiantly a time of dramatic change with the introduction of the women's liberation movement. Women and children would have to run and leave their homes because of the soldiers threatening the way of life As in most cultures, the roles of women in Anglo-Saxon society included mother, wife, caregiver, and teacher.