During the time of the Thirteenth Night, women were not given rights and were seen as unequal to men. In addition to this, women were given limited educational opportunities. Ichiyo being a low status woman who supported her family on her own adds to her perspective in her writing. Ichiyo portrays the feelings and thoughts of many women during this time, who may not have had the voice to express them. During this time, women were expected to be the wife and mother. Women were the caregiver and the obedient wife. The thirteenth Night shows the perspective of a woman who was in a way rebelling against her social norms.