Aisha Hill
Breaking the Silence:Women, Censorship, and the Reformation
Focus: The routinal tasks of the women in the 16th century reached a breaking point. They were not able to engage in public debates or other events that allowed them to speak their minds publicly. They were now able to exercise more rights and some of the things they were forbidden from, such as becoming educated, and speaking their thoughts.

Role changes after the silence broke
Influencer of Women's Roles
Women's Roles
Women were now able to voice their opinions. They no longer had to voice their opinions underhandedly.
They now had to come out of the closet.
The silence among women was influenced by many things.One inflencer was the story of Adam and Eve in the Bible. This suggested that women were the daughters of the sinful eve. There was also a fear of being ridiculed.
Female examples
Argula von Grubach went public in her writings to theologians and she w as denied as a woman.
Her publishing career only last for about one year, and it began due to an outrage of some of her biblical views.
Fredrich Peypus,published Grubach's first two protests to the university.He had more power than she, because he was a man, therefore it seemed as if he was a helpful source of the women's changes during the reformation.



Implications: Women of the 16th century did not think that they had a right to public protest. Argula von Grumbach thought otherwise.
This all brought change and broke the silence in the women.