Imagine 19th cnetury... Russia.
Women are forbidden to study in
unievristy (except some specially female things). It is not the most
serious problem: in the beginning of the century 92% of population is
enslaved. In the end of the century they are legally free...but still
impoverished and illiterate. Many go to cities to form 'proletariate',
which will start a Revolution soon, one that turnsout to be a
catastrophe to the country.Like [almost] all revolutions.
status in peasant households (95% of population in 1800) wasn't
too bad. That is, they were almostall enslaved, but their husbands too.
Forced marriages here happened against family will, they say. Women's
labour was valuable, families didn't want to get rid of dughters.
What is "emancipated" woman than? One who behaves like male members of nobilty? Just like men of
a certain social class in certain epoch? Why 'men' then? And those men,
they were so differnt from both peasant men and women then and educated
Clearly, modelling an emansipated lady after male society would be arbitrary and sexist, cassist, nationalist... any '-ist' but buddhist)
I don't think this is what mean by "emancipated lady" but i'm not sure what then.